Cynthia Sanders Weldon of Ardmore, died surrounded by her loving family at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, on Dec. 10, 2019 following a heart attack. She was 90.
Cynthia was born on Feb. 1, 1929 in Ardmore to her parents, Dorothy (Lewis) and Travis Sanders. She graduated from Ardmore High School and married Jack Clinton Weldon, whom she met at the local soda counter, in 1947. The Weldon’s lived in many cities throughout Oklahoma with Cynthia working as a beauty school instructor, raising her children, and managing the family's beauty supply business alongside her husband. The couple settled in Ardmore in 1975.
Cynthia and her daughter Lynn operated The Quilt Basket in the 1980s. Following that, she worked for several years in the office of Ardmore's J.C. Penney. Cynthia served as an Elder at the First Christian Church of Marietta where she was a lifetime member. She was always ready to lend a hand at Lone Grove Elementary School, where her daughter, Liz, teaches and from which her daughter Emmy retired.
Cynthia loved quilting, reading, and animals, especially her dog, T-Bone, who brought her endless joy. She was dedicated to her family, never ceasing to provide love and support. Cynthia loved to travel with her family and went to Alaska, Hawaii, and all over the continental United States, often in an RV. Her last trip was to North Carolina in June to attend the high school graduation of her great-granddaughter, Ysa. Selfless, caring, generous, and God-loving, Cynthia also had a stubborn streak and a wry sense of humor combined with impeccable grace. She will always remain a role model of strong womanhood for those who knew her.
Mrs. Weldon is survived by her daughters Emmy Ellis and Liz Weldon of Ardmore; her daughter, Lynn Weldon of Edmond; her granddaughters Aimee Ellis (George Nosis) and Kelli Cline (Chris); her grandsons Ryan Gilbert (Jodi) and Jeffrey Gilbert (Stephanie); her great-grandchildren Ysabel Gilbert, Monroe Erebout, Gracelyn Gilbert, Jordin Gilbert, Reese Gilbert, and Josslyn Cline; her cousin Leah Bond; her nephew Travis Galt and his children Mary Jane and Margeaux; and her niece Diane Galt (Betsy Kaminski).
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her sister, Jane Galt; and her brother-in-law, Freeman "Sonny" Galt.
Mrs. Weldon's funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the First Christian Church of Marietta, with internment to follow in the Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mrs. Weldon's life.
The family will receive visitors 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16 at the Flanagan-Watts Funeral home in Marietta.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ardmore Animal Shelter or the First Christian Church of Marietta.
Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com.