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Eva Beth Melton
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Eva Beth Melton, 80 of Choctaw, OK passed away in the early hours of June 12, 2018 at Sienna Extended Care & Rehab in Midwest City.

She was born June 24, 1937 in Loco, OK to Sterling and Jewel Bandy. Growing up in a small Southern Oklahoma town she was very close knit with all of her siblings and neighbors. Beth was very involved in her academics and enjoyed playing basketball during school. Beth married the love of her life, Billy Jack Melton in 1956 at the age of 19. They purchased their first home in Ardmore, OK and she had wonderful memories of watching the local drive-in movies from the front porch of their home. In 1960, they moved their family to Midwest City, OK and began a new chapter of their lives. She had traveled through many states with her family for both vacations and convention trips. Her greatest enjoyment with her family throughout all her years was sight-seeing, water skiing, boating and camping.

In 1971, Beth and her family moved from Midwest City and built their life and family home literally from the ground up in Nicoma Park, OK. While raising her family was her full time job for many years, she took on many other roles during those years which included, being an FHA parent, a Girl Scout troop leader, a band booster parent and quarterback club parent. She was very involved in many other aspects of the education and social lives of her children and their many friends. She helped and supported her beloved husband in his many projects and hobbies of restoring cars and boats. Beth served for 20+ years as school cafeteria manager at Nicoma Park Elementary, where she was and still is, known to many as “Miss Beth”, which brought her immeasurable joy throughout her years. During her years of working at the school she was also the caretaker of her husband who suffered from severe early onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. She was a devoted wife to her husband who always put his care first in those difficult years, but she never faltered, she was always thankful for everyday she spent with him and always sought joy in the Lord through her hard times.

She had been a member of First Baptist Church of Nicoma Park since 1973. She truly enjoyed serving the Lord and her community through her church. When she felt the Lord’s call, she would always step-up. She volunteered for many years in the church nursery caring for others’ precious babies and 5 year old children. She enjoyed singing and traveling with the adult choir and later the senior adult choir. She served with the youth group for many years by joining the Falls Creek team and cooking for sometimes 100+ youth and leaders and loved every minute of it. She very much enjoyed her service and fellowship with her many friends in the 39’ers and she always shared wonderful stories and enjoyment with them, as well as her Sunday school class, Pair’s N’ Spares.

She was an Eastern Oklahoma County Senior volunteer and very much enjoyed being an election worker polling judge. She took pride in all things “Oklahoma”, including all of our Oklahoma teams; OSU, OU, TU and of course she never missed a Thunder game. Beth always held onto her deep roots in her hometown of Loco, OK and looked forward to every Memorial Day weekend during which the Loco town and school reunion was held in the old school house where she had the privilege to reminisce with many of her lifetime friends and their families as well as her own for many years. She was the host of our family reunions at Comanche Lake, where she always shared family history and stories.

Some of her greatest pride and joys in her later years were filled with the love of her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed every moment spent with each of them. Anytime she got the chance she would brag on each of them and share their achievements with anyone who inquired.

She truly lived life to its fullest and filled everyone she encountered with joy with her stunning smile and inspiring personality. She was resilient and stubborn, always doing the right thing, and always offering encouragement, support and guidance. Beth Melton was the person who everyone strived to be. She was kind, gentle, good, faithful, patient, loving, always had self-control and she has now attained the most peace that one person can.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Billy Jack Melton; three sisters, Syble Bandy, Shirley Woodke, and Willie May Hightower; brother, Willis Bandy.
She is survived by daughters, Cindy Auler and her husband William Auler, and Brenda Brown; and son, Mitchell Melton; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren as well as many cousins and friends.

Viewing will be held at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home from 12PM to 8PM, Thursday, June 14 and Friday ,June 15, 2018. Funeral Service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Nicoma Park First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Midwest City, OK.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the 39’s Club at First Baptist Church of Nicoma Park.

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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130





8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Funeral Service




1:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Nicoma Park

1931 Nichols Drive
Nicoma Park, OK 73066

Cemetery Details


Arlington Memory Gardens

3400 N Midwest Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73141


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