Roberts, Lelda

Lelda Roberts
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Lelda Roberts, 83, of Oklahoma City, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home.

She was born on Aug. 15, 1921, in Boswell, Okla., to Hugh and Ruth Baxter Pickens. She married W.P. “Bill” Roberts on Nov. 17, 1946.

After attending Southeastern Oklahoma College, she began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. She retired in 1983. She was a member of board of directors of the Telephone Pioneers Club and a deacon at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Dale Pickens.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Betsy Wood (and husband, Gary) of Oklahoma City; a brother, Gene Ray Pickens of Ponca City, Okla.; and a sister, Shirley Wahlman of Portales.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at Covenant Presbyterian or Infant Crisis Services.

Arrangements were by Hahn-Cook/Street and Draper Funeral Directors of Oklahoma City.