Lennie Malson was born April 15, 1923 in Midway, Oklahoma to Callie Dona and Samuel Warren Gillispie. She passed away May 19, 2016 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 93 years, one month and four days.
Lennie grew up on her family‘s farm in Midway, Oklahoma. She also attended school in Midway until the eighth grade when she solely helped her father on the farm. Lennie was married to Willis Lyle Malson at Amarillo, Texas on March 31, 1942. After their marriage they moved north of Crawford before purchasing their own farm in 1959. Lennie went to work for the Crawford schools as a cook and remained their until 1968 when she began babysitting for some families in the area. In the late 1970s she found employment at the Cheyenne Nursing Home cooking for the residents and staff until her retirement in 1980. Lennie found great pleasure in painting, quilting, gardening and spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She was also a member of the Crawford Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one daughter, Bea Rollmann, one brother, Charles Gillispie; three sisters, Georgia Hartley, Callie Holmes and Helen Hall; one daughter-in-law, Colleen Malson.
She is survived by her daughter, Teena Damron, Oklahoma City, OK; two sons, Sam Malson, Grand Prairie, TX and Darrel Malson and wife, Dawn, Durham, OK: one son-in-law, Jay Rollmann, Oklahoma City, OK; eight grandchildren, Rebecca Malson, Grand Prairie, TX,; Steven Malson, Arlington, TX; Dawn Kreger and husband, K.C., Oklahoma City, OK; Brandy McBane and husband, Doug, Elk City, OK; Stacey Morey and husband, Lee, Mustang, OK; Brad Rollmann and wife, Amy, Azle, TX; Alecia Malson, Clinton, OK and Warren Malson and wife, Tiffany, Durham, OK; 20 great grandchildren, two great great grandsons and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services held Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 2:00 in the Reydon Church of Christ, Reydon, OK. Interment in Silent Home Cemetery.
Whinery Funeral Service Online. Cheyenne Star, May 25, 2016