Claudia Hamilton, 11:00AM, April 20, 201718-Apr-2017
Our mother Claudia Johnson was born in Albany, Oklahoma on July 30th, 1926. She was the second of nine children. Her older sister Fern was more like a twin in age and responsibility as they were capable little girls who helped their mother and father raise the next seven! Only two remain on this earth, her brother Billy of the Dallas area and her sister Karen of Ft. Worth.
Albany is a small town outside Durant, and so later Claudia attended Southeastern University where she felt privileged to serve as the secretary of the Methodist Church. Her future husband Argus was busy commuting between seminary in Dallas and small town Boswell, when one day he happened to stop by at the half-way point and visit the pastor of Durant's church. At some point, the pastor made a comment that he knew a young lady who would sure make a good minister's wife, and all of a sudden 65 years were in the making.
Claudia was a classic minister's wife of the World War II generation of men who came back, married, and started families of babies so numerous the era was termed "The Baby Boom." She remained a diligent supporter of her husband's leadership in local churches of towns such as Spiro, Stroud, The Village, Ponca City, Muskogee, Bartlesville, and Ardmore. She had a giant pastoral heart which assisted her husband's preaching and administrative abilities, allowing them to be a complimentary pair for Christ. Everywhere they went people sensed and experienced her gift of sensitivity to their problems, needs, joys, and sorrows.
As far as the three of us are concerned....she made a good mother as well. She led the family's home life and loved us with all she had. She sacrificed
as most mothers do in giving us the security to venture to Kindergarten and beyond towards our future hopes and dreams.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to your church in Claudias name.
The family will receive friends for a formal visitation Wednesday evening from 5:00PM-8:00PM at John M Ireland Funeral Home Chapel, 120 S. Broadway, Moore,
A Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Resthaven Memory Garden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.