Services for Ouita Roddam, 79, were held Monday, April 4, 2011, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale. Rev. Jack Chelf Jr. officiated.
Mrs. Roddam died Friday, April 1, 2011, in Renaissance Villa in Rockdale.
She was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Goulbusk to Clint and Elsie (Hickey) Henry.
After high school graduation, she attended beauty school in Austin.
Mrs. Roddam returned to Rockdale were she was a beauty operator until she started having children.
Af ter her children had grown some, she became a substitute school teacher.
She owned and operated Rockin R Day Care and was a teacher’s aide at Rockdale Elementary.
On Dec. 23, 1951, she married Don Roddam at First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Roddam was a member of First Baptist Church.
She enjoyed making arts and crafts, volunteered at the MARC Center and taught swimming lessons at her home since 1978.
Mrs. Roddam was preceded in death by their daughter, Sandi Richter, on Jan. 21, 2011; her parents; a brother, Charles Ward, on May 4, 2010; and a grandson, Reagan Graham, on Dec. 1, 1980.
Survivors are her husband, Don of Minerva; their children, Shelley Eanes and husband Jim, Renda Graham and husband Bob, Ward Roddam and wife Kathr yne, all of Rockdale; a son- in- law, Ricky Richter of Buckholts; a brother, Marshall Ward and wife Helen of Manor; a sister-in-law, Neta Ward of Pflugerville; six grandchildren, Rainey Eanes of Houston, Rock Eanes and wife Deana, Katie Roddam, Kassie Roddam, Kourtney Roddam, all of Rockdale, Choya Vaculin and husband Brandon of Cameron; and five great-grandchildren, Sydney Vaculin, Macie Vaculin, Ryleigh Eanes, Raegan Eanes, Briana Mireles and Marissa Mireles.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Keen, Frank Burford, Kent Greenway, Tommy Watson, Rick Henderson and Raymond Lawson.
Memorials may be made to Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 586, Rockdale, TX 76567.