Violet Mae Wooden, 77, died Nov. 6 at Norman Regional Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born south of Chandler April 30, 1933, to Robert V. and Anna E. (Miller) Wooden, the fifth of eight children. She graduated from Davenport High School, where she was known around the county for her superb basketball playing. She later married and had six children. Violet was a loving Christian mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who greatly enjoyed family activities, researching family genealogy, listening to country and gospel music and pulling for Oklahoma State University football. Violet retired from AT&T and later worked for H&R Block in Shawnee and Del City, and then owned and operated one in Chandler for several years. She had a great spirit, a strong will to live and a desire to be independent. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends because of her love and loyalty to them. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Lewis Wooden. She is survived by her children, Butch King and wife Laurie of Grenada, Miss., Linda Shipp of Sherman, Texas, Patti Miller and husband Paul of Moore, Jayne Humpreys and husband David of Blanchard, Joyce James and husband Joe of Moore, and Jody King of Moore; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Nov. 9, at New Zion Cemetery, Chandler, under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore.
Published on  November 10, 2010