Madeline Sturdevant

Feb. 20, 1914 – Oct. 25, 2007

Madeline Sturdevant, 93, of Sweet Home died Oct. 25, 2007.

She was born near Rosenburg, Texas (Fort Bend County) to Ardra D. and Ethel Mae (Hardy) Hand.

She married Garland B. Sturdevant June 15, 1930 in Rosenburg, Texas. She was a homemaker and loved to travel. Mr. Sturdevant was in construction so they were able to live all over the continental United States.

They originally moved to Sweet Home in 1965 because of the construction of the Green Peter Dam. Mr. Sturdevant died Aug. 11, 1984 in Silver City, N.M.

Mrs. Sturdevant wrote poetry and had an interest in ancient history. She really enjoyed following news about America’s space program. She also did reflexology.

She is survived by her children, Charles C. Sturdevant of Bakersfield, Calif., Vernon A. Sturdevant of Sweet Home, Ann Graves of Lewiston, Idaho, Thomas L. Sturdevant of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ronald G. Sturdevant of Roswell, N.M. and Jerry W. Sturdevant of Silver City, N.M.; siblings Naomi Mitchell of Frankston, Texas and Ervin Hand of Berryville, Ark.; 23 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and even some great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland B. Sturdevant; grandson, Robert Gregory in 1979; and sisters, Levada Thornton, Edna Kendall and Mable Thornton.

At her request no services are planned.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.