Zelda Corene Payne was born November 9, 1936 in Elk City, Oklahoma to
 Bessie Beulah and Hollis Park. She passed away September 25, 2017 at 
Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 80 years 10 months and 16 days.  

Zelda grew up in the Crawford/Durham area and attended school at
 Crawford where she graduated from high school. She was married 
to Jackie Edward Payne at Cheyenne, Oklahoma on March 23, 1955. 
Jack was in the military so she remained in Crawford for a year before 
joining him at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. She accompanied him at several posts
 until his retirement. They lived in Lancaster, California for 9 years before 
returning to Oklahoma in 1982 to make their home in Cheyenne. Zelda 
worked at the Cheyenne Nursing Home for several years until retiring. 
She enjoyed cooking and canning. Zelda was a loving wife and mother. 
Her greatest joy was raising and caring for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband,  Jackie, of the home; 3 children, 
Deborah Chandler of Wichita Falls, TX,  Gary Lynn Payne of Cheyenne, OK
 and Kenneth Edward Payne of North Edwards, CA; 4 grandchildren, 
Erick Chandler, Brian Chandler, Melissa Ferreira, and Jared Payne; 2 sisters, 
Sharan Hoel of Olympia, WA and Peggy Kurtz of Olympia, WA; 1 brother, 
Dwaine Park of Pauls Valley, OK and a host of other relatives and friends.