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Evalena Louise Rowley Estes
© Cheyenne Star
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Last rites for Mrs. Evalena Louise Estes, pioneer resident of Roger Mills county, who died Saturday, January 24, 1953 at the Shattuck hospital following a week's illness, were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Durham auditorium.

She was born August 18, 1877 near Lincoln, Nebraska and came to Durham in 1900 from Nebraska. She homesteaded southwest of Durham.

She was a long-time member of the Durham Church of Christ.

She was married to Robert S. Moffat, who preceded her in death.

Later she was married to H. E. Strickland and following his death was married to Earl Estes.

Survivors include her husband, Earl Estes of the home address; one daughter, Mrs. Doris Shutltz of Shattuck; four sons, C. J. Moffat of Salinas, California; R. E. Moffat of Durham; M. E. Strickland of Durham; and K. C. Strickland of Oklahoma City; one brother, Elmer Rowley of Nebraska; five stepchildren; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Wayne Nation and the Rev. Louis Hancock officiated at the services.

Burial was in the Prairie Dell cemetery, Gem City, Texas with the Scroggins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Casketbearers were grandsons of Mrs. Estes who were Billy Strickland, Merle Strickland, Eugene Strickland, Fred Curb, Rufus E. Estes and Willie E. Burks.

Two years ago, Mrs. Estes moved with her husband to Cheyenne where she resided at the time of her death.

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