The Woodward News

December 7, 2012

Gwen Vloedman

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Gwen Vloedman, 98 year old former resident, died Monday, December 3, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson, Todd Taylor and son, Jack Vloedman officiating.  The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.  A private burial will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Gwendolyn Aileen (Chase) Vloedman was born on March 8, 1914 at Camp Supply, Oklahoma to Alson J. Streeter and Clauda May (Jessee) Chase.  She attended schools in Woodward, Capron, and May and graduated from May High School in 1931.  She attended and graduated from Woodward Junior College.  Gwen was united in marriage to Andrew Jacob Vloedman on August 26, 1934.  They lived in Kansas City, Missouri, Roswell, New Mexico and then they moved to Woodward.  She and her husband owned and operated Andy’s Western Auto from 1947 to 1980 when they retired.


She was a member of the Eastern Star and the First Christian Church.  She designed and created many, many artistic pieces.  She and her husband loved traveling and took many journeys!


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Andy on December 3, 2000, sister, Gwenivere Tirk, brothers, Jay Dee Chase, Jay O. Chase and grandson Richard Drew Taylor.


She is survived by her son, Jack (Dagmar), daughter Joan, six grandchildren, Tami Jeen Taylor, Todd Timothy Taylor and wife Michelle, Leslie Dawn Taylor Redwine and husband Alan, Andrew Von Vloedman, Kristi Vloedman and Kerrie Diane Vloedman; seven great-grandchildren, Alexandra Brianne Taylor, Taylor Chance Redwine, Dominic Waight Taylor, Francesca Waight Taylor, and Blaise Waight Taylor, Nathan Von Vloedman, and Teah Vloedman; other relatives and friends.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation with the funeral home accepting the contributions.


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