Gertrude Elizabeth Sowder

Posted in: Obituaries
Sep 24, 2012 - 3:53:50 PM

Gertrude Elizabeth Sowder, 77, of Marlow died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at her home.
No service is scheduled at this time.
Trudye was born Monday, Aug. 12, 1935, in Orr to Frank and Virgie (Decker) Baze. She grew up in Shafter, Calif. On June 18, 1952, Trudye married Robert Sowder in Shafter. Trudye and her family lived in many places throughout the country and overseas, moving as Robert received new assignments. Robert preceded her in death in June of 1996. Trudye lived in Marlow from 1972 through 1977 and returned in 1997. She enjoyed traveling and being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Trudye was an excellent cook. She was a faithful member of Glory Bound Church in Marlow.
Trudye was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son, Eddie Sowder; four brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Cindy Sowder of Stephenville, Texas, Darrell and Juanita Sowder of Tucson, Ariz., Bruce and Judy Sowder of Marlow, and Anthony and Patty Sowder of Leander, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nona and Jimmy Dial of Marlow, and Neta and Jesse LeBlanc of Marlow; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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