The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 6, 2014

Rachel P. Poindexter

Published 6-6-14

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, OK — Funeral service for Rachel P. Poindexter, 86, of Enid, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, at Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gary Miller will officiate.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

She was born to Sam and Dolly Balden in Oklahoma City on Aug. 4, 1927, and passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

She moved to the Fairview area with her family, and later to Enid in 1936. She attended Enid schools, graduating from Enid High In 1946.

She Married Orin Poindexter Feb. 7, 1964, in Enid.

She worked for the telephone company as an operator and later an inspector until her retirement after 32 years.

She volunteered as an elementary school teacher’s assistant for nearly a decade and enjoyed helping children.

She is survived by her husband, Orin of the home; daughter, Helen Hoffman and husband Larry of Okeene; three nephews, Mark, Byron and Craig Balden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association with Brown-Cummings serving as custodian of the funds.

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(Submitted by family)