Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Alma Lula (Walker) Gooldy

Born: 5/10/1918

Died: 3/6/2004

Maiden Name: Walker

Honorific: n/a

Alma Lula (Walker) Gooldy passed away on March 6, 2004, while at her daughter’s home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She was born May 10, 1918, at the Walker home place near Kent, Oklahoma, the third child of Green ‘Tubby’ Walker and Irrie (Ketchum) Walker.

Alma was very proud of her American Indian heritage and was a member of the Choctaw tribe. Her father, Tubby Walker, was an original enrollee. She lived in Tulsa with her family for many years, returning to her birthplace during her senior years. Alma was a loving mother and homemaker. She loved flowers and had quite a ‘green’ thumb. She knew the Lord and stayed in the Word, even in her latter years through Christian broadcasting and music when her vision prevented her from reading.

During World War II, she was a ‘Rosie the Riveter’, helping the cause of freedom at aircraft factories in California and Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Woodrow Walker and Robert Lois Walker; sister, Hotona ‘Tonia’ Roebuck, and granddaughter, Rona Kayann Harrison.

Survivors include one sister, Oleta Bell of Goodland Route, Hugo, Oklahoma; three children, Joann Shoemake of DeSota, Texas, Cheryl Hein of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Ronald Harrison of Hominy, Oklahoma; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. All will miss her!