Tennie Dale Campbell 1927 ~ 2021


Tennie Dale Campbell was born on the family farm 10 miles west of Elk City, Oklahoma to Jennie Bell (Shelton) and Rufus Wallace Allen. She passed away at her home in Cheyenne, Oklahoma on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the age of 94 years, 10 months and 29 days.
Tennie Dale grew up on her family farm near Crawford, Oklahoma were she attended school graduating in 1945. Tennie Dale was the beloved mother of James Allen Campbell, Lou Ellen Ezzell, and Betsy Ann Merwin. Tennie Dale worked as a civilian employee for the US Army Air Corp during World War II in Lubbock, TX. She also worked as an assistant curator of the Black Kettle Museum in Cheyenne, Oklahoma for 20 years. She was a member of the Cheyenne First Baptist Church. Tennie Dale was the fifth of ten children and was the last surviving member of her family.
Tennie Dale loved her family and took her role as a mother, daughter, sister, aunt and grandmother seriously. She enjoyed spending time with her family attending numerous birthday parties, graduations, sporting events and other special occasions. Tennie Dale was an avid OU & Thunder fan and was a constant and supportive presence in her family’s life.
Tennie Dale was an avid reader and enjoyed attending church and working in her yard. As the last surviving member of her family, she especially loved spending time on her family’s land. She took a great deal of pride in being a lady farmer and watching the fruits of her labor grow.
She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Medow Bell, Jack L. Allen, Junior R. Allen, Clovis Wallace Allen, Ellen Daniels, Jimmie Lou Willmoth, Sam Allen, Josh Lee Allen and Bobby Allen and one daughter-in-law, Charlotte Campbell.
Tennie Dale is survived by her son, James Campbell; 2 daughters, Lou Ezzell and husband, Roy and Betsy Merwin and husband, Don; grandchildren Jamie Campbell, Marc Trent, Terry Long, Mitch Merwin, Nick Merwin, Jennifer O’Nan, Mistina Merwin and Amy Martinez; 16 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 2:30 at the Cheyenne First Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Dennis Hooper. Burial will follow at Silent Home Cemetery under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service-West. Condolences can be made online at www.classicfunerals. com

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