Integrity Funeral Service
410 E. Trudgeon Street
Henryetta, Oklahoma 74437
(918) 652-6600 Fax (918) 652-6602
Wilma Jean Cowan Powders entered this world on August 27th, 1929 in Salina, Oklahoma. Born to William Herbert Cowan & Mary Helen (McElroy) Cowan. Wilma married Archie Ervin Powders on June 12th 1948 in Pryor, Ok.
Wilma was a very hard working woman for all of her life, in the several fields she was employed at. Wilma was an avid farmer growing much of the food she used to feed the many grandchildren that frequented her home. Wilma was a woman that cooked very large meals daily for all those that needed fed. She loved to be in the gardens and outside with the grandchildren. She was a woman of character that would never turn away someone in need of help and would give you her last dollar. She helped raise grandchildren and took several people in that needed a place to stay through the years. Being a generous woman was a very big part of what defined her. She loved to help people in any way that she could. The vacations she and Archie would go on were never denied to any of the grandchildren that wanted to go along. Family was very much a tradition with Wilma. She adored all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren!
Wilma’s hobbies were a variety of crafts. She crocheted dolls and many things for her grandchildren. She also loved to quilt making many blankets for the many family members to make sure no one ever was cold. Many of these blankets still keep beds warm to this day!
It is an impossible task to define Wilma’s life within a few paragraphs. She was so many things to so many people and she will be missed by many!
Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, William & Mary; her husband, Archie Ervin; sons, Tommie Ray Powders, David Dewayne Powders and Archie Lee Powders; and her daughter Pamela Jean Mull, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters.
Wilma is survived by her son, Jimmy Dale “Jim” Powders and wife, Lynn of Henryetta; son-in-law Bill Mull of Sapulpa;
and daughter Velma Sue Powders of Norman;
grandchildren, Amanda Daylynn Powders of Henryetta,
Colby Powders of Henryetta,
Jimmy Powders Jr. of Noble, Oklahoma,
Brandon Mull & wife Brooke of Sapulpa,
Jason Mull of Sapulpa,
Christie Lyles & husband Chris of Glenpool,
Cindy Beaver & husband Cache of Albuquerque, New Mexico,
Dennis Powders of Albuquerque,
Archie E. "Bucky" Powders of Albuquerque,
Max Powders of Albuquerque,
Bobbie Scott of Norman,
Kimberly Sallee of Norman,
Travis Sallee of Norman,
Leslie Powders of Edgewood, New Mexico,
and Crystal Nezol of Edgewood,
28 great grandchildren,
1 great great grandson,
2 sisters, Pearl of Tulsa, and Betty of Salina, Oklahoma,
as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers, Amanda Daylynn Powders, Brandon Mull, Jason Mull, Billy Livingston, Kenneth Powders, and Ronny Fox.
Honorary Pallbearers, Colby Powders, Jim Powders, Bill Mull, Max D. Powders, Jerry Powders, and Mark Powders
Viewing will be from 4-8 pm on Monday, October 21, 2013 and from 8am-8pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Integrity Funeral Service.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at Integrity Chapel (410 East Trudgeon St.) in Henryetta with Minister, Tristan Demmitt, officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service.