Obituary for Evelyn Huddleston

Ponca City Now - January 22, 2014 12:00 am

Evelyn Blanche Huddleston, longtime resident of Ponca City, passed Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Via Christi Village Nursing Center, one day shy of her 85th birthday.

Evelyn was born January 22, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of James Cundell and Dora Daisy (Beck) Cundell. She was a 1948 graduate of Ponca City High School. She married Walter Claud Huddleston on March 17, 1950 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Evelyn had been employed for many years in food services with the Ponca City Public Schools, retiring at the age of 80. She also worked in the Northeast Baptist Church nursery for many years. Her enjoyments included the school kids throughout her years, observing people, going on rides, traveling with family, and watching her grandchildren participate in their numerous activities. She also loved cooking and her grandchildren’s favorites were her extra crisp bacon, her apple pie with the best crust and her chocolate chip cookies.

She is survived by her four children, Dudley (D.J.) Huddleston and wife Karen, of Rothschild, Wisconsin, Trina Stover and husband Brad, of Amarillo, Texas, Tracy LaRue and husband Brent, of Ponca City, and Dirk Huddleston of Ponca City; 8 grandchildren, Ty, Travis, Kory and Darci LaRue, Erika and Cameron Stover, and Zoe and Willa Huddleston; 3 great grandchildren, Colton, Addyson and Kanyon LaRue.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one infant child; and one sister, Jane Marie Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Grace Memorial Chapel with Hospice Chaplain Tom Howard presiding. Interment will follow in the Longwood Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Phillip Stewart, Robert Moore, Quentin Cady, Ty LaRue, Travis LaRue and Kory LaRue.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Huddleston’s name to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601.