Maudie Jewel Anderson of Calera, Oklahoma passed away Saturday June 18, 2022, at the age of 101. She was born on June 4, 1921, to Robert Boswell Thompson and Maude Agusta (Houk) Thompson in Durant, Oklahoma. Maudie married L.B. Anderson on May 20, 1940, in Boswell, Oklahoma.
Maudie graduated from Durant, Oklahoma in 1939. Vocally talented, she was a member of the Durant High School chorus that traveled by train in 1939 to perform in Baltimore and Washington D.C. In the 1950’s, she and two other ladies formed “The Melody Trio” in Hugo, Oklahoma. They performed religious songs at churches and various community events. After marrying her husband, L.B., they lived in Boswell, Oklahoma for a time and then moved to Hugo, Oklahoma in 1944 where they opened a John Deere dealership. They remained in business until retiring and moving to Durant, Oklahoma in 1979. Maudie was very engaged in various volunteer programs including the Senior Citizens Center where she decorated the Center’s dining tables for special events and occasionally called Bingo games. She also volunteered for the RSVP, Election Board, and the Bryan County Blood Drives. She also remained active in singing for various events until her health began to fail. Maudie was a member of the Clayton Avenue Baptist Church in Hugo, Oklahoma.
She is survived by her son Robert Anderson of Durant, Oklahoma.
Preceding Maudie in death were her parents Robert Boswell Thompson and Maude Agusta (Houk) Thompson, husband L.B. Anderson, brothers Haskell F. Thompson and Woodrow Thompson, sisters Willie A. Lee, Virginia Nell Watson, and June Etta Seago.
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