Roberts, Calvin Coolidge

OKLAHOMA, Jenks – CALVIN COOLIDGE ROBERTS, 88, passed away January 1, 2010, at Glenwood Health Center in Glenpool, Oklahoma. He was born December 15, 1921, in Bennington, Oklahoma.

    Calvin was proud of his heritage in the Choctaw Nation. He joined the National Guard and was the youngest sergeant at age 16. He did a Navy tour and in 1941, he was honorably discharged as Fireman Third Class after serving on tankers. He completed trade school, studying welding at Haskell in Lawrence, Kansas. He was an original charter member of the first Inaugural Class of the Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Tulsa Orient of Oklahoma. He was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church of Jenks and attended the Methodist and Baptist Churches while living in Sapulpa. He worked for many years for Smith, WEBCO, GATX, Chicago Bridge & Iron, and later as plant manager for Lakota Engineering Company in Drumright. He was a self-made man, fixing everything – electrical, plumbing and gardening. He traveled through the United States and Europe. He gave continuously to Carley Farley Boy’s Ranch and the Jewish Foundation. (Bishinik, March 2010)

 

 

 

 

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