DEL CITY — On May 3, more than 100 family and friends gathered at Sooner Baptist Church in Midwest City to honor Lois Wooten, who turned 100 on May 5. A special presention was made by Mayor Brian Linley of Del City, outlining special things about Lois’s life and proclaiming May 5 as Lois Wooten Day in Del City.
Lois was born in Floyd, Texas, on May 5, 1914, to Glen and Nora Nolen. She spent her childhood years in Floyd, along with her younger sister, Louise, and later while working at the Hagger Pants Factory in Greenville, Texas, she met and married the love of her life, Ernest Wooten.
They had one daughter, Linda, and in 1947 the family moved to Oklahoma where Ernest was employed as a firefighter at Tinker Air Force Base. In 1950 they purchased a home in Del City, and Lois had the opportunity to begin working as cafeteria manager at Del City High School and later at Kerr Junior High, which she retired from after about 30 years.
After her retirement, Lois took art lessons and fulfilled her life long dream of becoming an artist. She has used her talent, though, to be a blessing to others by creating her own greeting cards and sending them to friends and family. Many of the recipients of those beautiful cards have them framed and hanging in their homes and say how much Lois means to them.
She has been blessed with two beautiful granddaughters and two handsome great-grandsons. Her son-in-law and her grandson-in-law are like sons to her and she has always treated them as such. Also, her niece and family are very close and are very imporant to her.
Lois has certainly kept up with the times and got her first computer at age 90. Several years ago she got an iPhone and now even has an iPad. She has learned to text and keeps up with friends and family by e-mail and texting. She works the cryptoquote puzzles in the paper each day and keeps current on all the daily news.
Lois is a faithful Christian lady and always has been a great example for others to follow. She and Ernest were charter members at First Southern Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years, and she has been a member at Sooner Baptist for several years now.
She attributes her long life and good health to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and she is truly an inspiration to everyone who knows her.
Linda Forrester is Lois Wooten’s daughter.