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Golda Josephine Parker Lyon

Golda was born on a farm near Avard on January 4, 1924, the daughter of Frank Parker and Marie Stark Parker and passed from this life at her home in Cherokee on September 8, 2017. 

Golda and Leslie Lyon were married June 7, 1947 in Hopeton.  Golda first worked at the turkey farm in Waynoka.  They ran Hilltop west of Alva working the station and rewinding motors.  They later moved to Alva due to Leslie’s health.  Golda worked for Kenny Meyers for many years rewinding motors.  She also taught classes at the Northwest Vo-Tech Center and NWOSU.  After retiring from Meyers Motors she would sit with elderly people and provide care for them in their homes.

Golda enjoyed many kinds of crafts, quilting, crocheting, knitting, needle point, canvas art and sewing.  She spent many hours crocheting authentic dresses for over 150 different dolls from Indian tribes and other countries.  She also made numerous afghans and doilies.  She has made baby doll clothes for the nieces, great nieces and great-great-nieces.  Golda was a member of Rebekkas for many years, along with a number of different card clubs.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Lyon on March 30, 1971; parents, Frank and Marie Stark Parker; brothers, Dean Parker, Elmer Parker and Garold Parker; sisters, Alta Danner and Letha Ellison; brothers-in-law, Howard Danner and Kenneth Ellison; sisters-in-law, Pat James and Marilyn Parker.

Those who survive are sisters-in-law, Verna Davidson and Irene Danner of Waynoka; nieces, Betty Jean and Bud Shelton of Waynoka, Danni Danner of Waynoka, Tamala and Mark McFarland of Stella, Missouri and Debbie Stoner of Carmen; nephews, Rick Parker of Freedom, Lynn Danner of Waynoka, Darrell and Carol Parker of Cherokee, Dale Parker of Cherokee and Donnie and Karen Parker of Cherokee; great and great-great nieces and nephews as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. there will be a graveside service where Golda will be laid to rest by her husband, Leslie, in Alva Municipal Cemetery.  Viewing will be Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Memorials may be made to Alfalfa County Wheat Heart Nutrition through the funeral home.



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