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CawoodJuly 28, 1944 - Dec. 11, 2012 MIDWEST CITY Earla Jean (Jeannie) Cawood, Midwest City, was born July 28, 1944 in Oklahoma City to Dorothy and Earl Teel and began her eternal life December 11th. A talented artist, she attended art schools in Oklahoma and California before becoming a graphic artist for TG&Y, later joining American Fidelity Assurance, retiring in 1996. She also was co-owner with sister, Sandra, of a graphics art company. She loved life and God's beauty, especially the ocean, walking along the seashore, picking up sand dollars and shells. She is preceded by her parents and sister, Patsy, step-son, Richard Cawood, step-daughter, Robin Cawood, and survived by husband Bill, daughter Leska Gilbert and husband Aaron, son Desi Mendell, step-daughter Rhonda Perrin, grandchildren Malachi, Vivian, and Elijah Gilbert, Chris and Kayla Cawood, and Michael Perrin and two great-grandchildren Jordan and Tony Cawood, sister Sandra Boules and husband Allen, sister-in-law Mary Frisbie, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Formal visitation will be from 6-8 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Services are 12 P.M. Friday at Covenant Community Church, 2250 North Yukon Parkway, Yukon, burial following at Sunny Lane Cemetery in Del City.

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 13, 2012
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