deCordova, William (Bill) Fenton & Lois Aline (Sumter)
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Oklahoman Archives
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
February 27, 2002

William (Bill) Fenton deCordova , (87), died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 at Midwest City. He was born June 9, 1914 in Tishomingo, OK to Leo and Ella deCordova . Bill attended Central High School, Oklahoma City, and graduated from there in 1934. He worked at Douglas Aircraft during WW II and was a civil servant at Tinker Air Force Base where he retired in 1975.

He married Lois Aline Sumter Sept. 16, 1934 in Winfield, KS. They met at a church party while in high school. Their son, Kenneth E., was born June 28, 1935. Bill was vice-president of the Oklahoma City Amateur Golf Association in the late 1940s. He was a staunch supporter of OU Football and a long-time member of Country Estates Baptist Church in Midwest City.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Bill is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ken & Fran, Midwest City; grandson, Carl, Midwest City; and granddaughter Karen, Midwest City; brother and sister-in-law Kenneth F. and Clara deCordova , OKC, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m. at Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, Del City. Burial Immediately following at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, OKC. Bill Eisenhour Southeast. 


Oklahoman Archives
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
March 11, 1998

Lois Aline (Sumter) deCordova, 80, died Sun., March 8, 1998, at Midwest City Hospital. She was born Oct. 7, 1917 in Byers, OK, to Mount E. & Jessie Sumter. Lois attended Central High School, OKC, then received her GED. She worked at Douglas Aircraft during WWII and was a civil servant at Tinker Air Force Base where she retired in 1976.

She married William F. (Dutch) deCordova Sept. 16, 1934 in Winfield, KS. She had met Bill at a church party while they were in high school. Their son, Kenneth E., was born June 28, 1935. Lois was a homemaker and helped support the family throughout several moves within Oklahoma, California and Texas. Lois enjoyed painting & reading. She was a longtime member of Country Estates Baptist Church & Beta Sigma PhiSorority.

Lois is survived by husband, Bill, of Midwest City; son & daughter-in-law, Ken & Fran, Midwest City; grandson, Carl, Santa Monica, CA; and granddaughter, Karen, OKC; sister, Ruth Malaski, OKC; Bill's brother & his wife, Kenneth F. & Clara deCordova , OKC; many nieces, nephews & friends.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, at Country Estates Baptist Church, 1000 S. Midwest Blvd., Midwest City. Burial immediately following at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, OKC.

 

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