Obituaries » Madeline H. Sturdevant (Hand)
February 20, 1914 - October 25, 2007
Madeline Sturdevant, age 93, of Sweet Home, passed away Thursday. She was born near Rosenburg, Texas (Fort Bend County) to Ardra D. and Ethel Mae (Hardy) Hand.
Madeline married Garland B. Sturdevant June 15, 1930 in Rosenburg, Texas. She was a homemaker and loved to travel. Garland was in construction, so they were able to live all over the Continental United States. They originally moved to Sweet Home in the Spring of 1965, because of the construction of the Green Peter Dam. Garland passed away August 11, 1984 in Silver City, New Mexico.
Madeline loved her children and grandchildren. She wrote poetry and had an interest in ancient history. She really enjoyed following the space program news. She also did reflexology.
Madeline is survived by her children, Charles C. Sturdevant of Bakersfield, California, Vernon A. Sturdevant of Sweet Home, Oregon, Ann Graves of Lewiston, Idaho, Thomas L. Sturdevant of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ronald G. Sturdevant of Roswell, New Mexico and Jerry W. Sturdevant of Silver City, New Mexico; siblings, Naomi Mitchell of Frankston, Texas and Ervin Hand of Berryville, Arkansas; 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; sisters, Levada Thornton, Edna Kendall,and Mable Thornton.
At her request, no services are planned. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.