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LaVeta Joyce Calvert
Apr 6, 1938 - Feb 10, 1962
Submitted by: Donna Dreyer

LaVeta Joyce Calvert, only daughter of Cecil and Evelyn Calvert was born
April 6, 1938 in Dewey County, Oklahoma.  She departed this life in St.
Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, February 10, 1952 at 5:55 p.m. at
the age of 13 years, ten months and four days.  She moved with her parents
from Dewey County to Thomas, Oklahoma, before she was 5 years old and lived
in Thomas until December 11, 1950 when she moved with her mother to a ranch
near Cheyenne, OK, where her father was employed.  The last six weeks
had been spent in Thomas again, where she had been helping her mother take
care of her sick grandmother.
Joyce attended many Bible schools during the summer time, and received
many awards for Scripture memorization and other work she had completed.
At the age of 11, Joyce accepted the Lord Jesus as her Saviour and wanted to
live for Him.
Joyce has three brothers, and with her parents, had watched each one go
overseas in time of war to help preserve freedom for her, her country and
her God.
Exactly one year before her death, the doctors discovered that Joyce had
sugar diabetes.  After being dismissed from the hospital she was given
medical aid by her mother every day.  But four days before her passing she
took the flu and went into a diabetic coma, from which she never rallied.
Pneumonia followed before her condition was strong enough to fight it and
this proved to be to much for her.
Her paternal grandparents preceded her in death.  She leaves her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Claver, three brothers, Jack of Thomas, Paul of
Amarillo, and Keith serving in the 64th Field Hospital in Korea; her
maternal  grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Bailey of Thomas, two
sisters-in-law, six little nieces and nephews and lots of aunts, uncles,
cousins and a host of friends.
The following paragraph from one of her teachers in Cheyenne express our
thought in this untimely passing.
"We cannot understand why things like this should happen, for one so
young, so talented, so capable and ambitious, to be taken.  But we must have
faith and we must know that God knows best."
Services were held Sunday, February 17, 1952 in the Methodist Church
with Rev. Jerry Amstutz and Rev. M. W. Moody officiating.
Pall bearers were Huffman Frans, Roy Hawkins, Bert Frienen, Irvin
Decker, Bill Wilson and Burnis McDonald, Music was by David Bunsnell, Edin
Wingard, Ronald Bradford and Eldon Hoke, with Mrs. Granville Green pianist.
Flower bearers were Marlane Cleveland, Mary Lee Taylor, Billie Sue
Wilson, Katrina Buchanan, Orpha Cockran, Norma Gale McCall, Mailyn Switzer,
Lois Crowder and Clara Bailey.
Interment was in Mound Valley Cemetery, Thomas, Oklahoma.
Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK

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