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Lingenfelter July 2, 1921 - Jan 23, 2014 SANTA FE, NM Jeanne Ann Lingenfelter, of Santa Fe, NM, passed away on January 23, 2014, after a long bout with Alzheimer's. She was preceded in death by husbands, John William Padberg II and Dr. Paul B. Lingenfelter; sister, Shirley Marie Fry; and sons, Edwin James Padberg and Thomas Randall Padberg. She is survived by sons: John William Padberg III, of New York City; and Dr. Richard D. Padberg, of Dixon, NM; and grandsons, Jesse Benjamin Padberg and Christopher Daniel Padberg, both of Dixon, NM. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren. Jeanne was born in Oklahoma City on July 2, 1921. She attended Classen High School and was a beauty queen at Oklahoma City University. Jeanne married Bill Padberg, who was a naval aviator in World War II, on August 5, 1942. She gave birth to sons, Jack (1943), Dick (1947), Jim (1959), and Tom (1960). She was a very active homemaker and an avid golfer during these years, living in Lincoln and Scottsbluff, NE after the war years. They moved back to Oklahoma City in 1963. Jeanne became an award winning realtor in Oklahoma City. She and Bill divorced in 1972. Her two youngest sons died in an auto accident in Mexico in 1972. She married Dr. Paul B. Lingenfelter, of Clinton, in 1973. They enjoyed a "life on the road," driving a large motor home all around the U.S. Jeanne prided herself on doing all the driving. They moved to Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City and joined three dance clubs. They danced several nights a week. She always enjoyed entertaining and throwing big parties. She gave Dr. Paul a huge 100th birthday party in 2007. He passed away in February 2009 at the age of 102. Her life will be celebrated at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m.

Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 16, 2014
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