Thursday, May 22, 2008

Grandma Z

1916 - 2008

Balden, Zelma E.

Zelma E. BaldenMarch 7, 1916 — May 22, 2008Zelma E. Balden, 92, of Duncan, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008, in Duncan.Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church, Carnegie, coordinated by Don Grantham Funeral Home in Duncan and Ray and Martha’s Funeral Home in Carnegie.Zelma was born March 7, 1916, near Boynton, the daughter of John T. and Susie Bowlin. She and Johnnie Balden were married Sept. 30, 1939, in Anadarko. “Her Johnnie” preceded her in death Oct. 8, 1972. Since that day, she has looked forward to spending eternity with him. Zelma is survived by three daughters: Carol and Kynn Wanzor of Duncan, Mary Sue and Paul Caldwell of Carnegie, and LaVada and Bob Randquist of Boca Raton, Fla. Six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren were also a treasure to her. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, designated to Alzheimer’s research.
Published in The Duncan Banner from 5/23/2008 - 5/25/2008.