Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Lucyle Hudson Garvin

Born: 3/29/1916

Died: 2/15/1995

Maiden Name: Hudson

Honorific: n/a

Lucyle Hudson Garvin, born on March 29, 1916, passed away on February 15, 1995 in Cottonwood Arizona.

Lucyle had a rich heritage of Choctaw blood and her heritage was documented by the enrollment of her grandfather, Adah Barnett Hall on the 1896 Dawes Commission Final Rolls of the Choctaw Nation.

She was the oldest of eleven children born to Nettie and Luther Hudson.

Lucyle was bon in a log cabin on a farm near Iron Chapel that was her mother’s Indian Allotment.

She was married in 1934 in Blanchard to Lloyd Garvin from Chrism, Oklahoma. They spent most of their young adult years in Alpaugh, California where they raised a family of six children. Lloyd and Lucyle then moved to Porterville, California and finally retired in Cottonwood, Arizona.

Her favorite pastime was playing the piano, which she learned as a young girl at the Baptist churches around her home town in Oklahoma. She was the pianist often at her church in Alpaugh and Porterville.

Lucyle had many talents for crafts and quilt making, but her special talent was as mother and grandmother.

Lucyle was preceded in death by her parents, Nettie and Luther Hudson; a brother, Wilburn; husband, Lloyd Gravin and son, Sidney.

She is survived by a brother, Buck; sisters, Lorene, Ada, Inez, Nora Lee, Pansy, Donna, Jeanine and Rosemary; daughters, Nelyn and Barbara; sons, Leland, Loran and Carroll; 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.