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Leta Maye Oudkirk Carpenter

May 5, 1925 - August 4, 2019

Service Date August 4, 2019

Friends are invited to join the family at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home to process with them to The Chapel of the Chimes at Laurel Land Cemetery where a service will begin at 12:30 PM. Interment will follow at Laurel Land Cemetery.

Leta Maye Oudkirk Carpenter, 94, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019.

She was born May 5, 1925, the daughter of Allie Pearson Oudkirk and Charles Henry Oudkirk. She lived in Fort Worth, Texas until 1974 when she and her husband Bud moved to Arlington,Texas. They were long-standing members of University United Methodist Church and the Clark Sunday school class in Fort Worth. Leta was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her husband Bud, her two daughters Carrie and Laurie, and her grandson Johnny.

Leta was preceded in death by her daughter Carrie Diane Carpenter in 1967 and by her husband of 60 years James Ralph “Bud” Carpenter.

She is survived by her daughter Laurie Carpenter Shepperson, grandson Johnny Shepperson, daughter-in-law, Sarah Shepperson, and great-granddaughters Ashton (16), Reese (13), and Tatum (9).