Velma A. Lindquist

January 13, 1921December 28, 2018

Velma Aline (Yordy) Lindquist was born January 13, 1921 near Brookeville, Kansas on a 320 acre farm to Gottlieb and Anna (Diehl) Yordy.

After her schooling years, Velma worked for a time with the Agricultural Soil Conservation office and from March 1940 to October 1941 Velma worked at the Smokey Hill AFB as a parachute rigger, and at this time met the love of her life Martin Lindquist and was subsequently married on December 31st 1942 and after marriage living in Salina Kansas. In November 1944 their first son Robert was born. And two years later their second son Donald was born.

In 1952 Velma and Martin move to Smolan, Kansas where they share-cropped a 80 acre farm keeping busy trying to make a living while both holding down a full time job, Martin working at Shilling AFB and Velma became chief administrator of the School hot lunch program at the elementary school. She moved from Salina, Kansas to a farm near Newalla, Oklahoma in 1965. And again both holding down a full time job, this time Velma was employed at Tinker AFB. She worked in transportation logistics support. Velma was very involved in the Newalla community. She worked as a receptionist at Harrah Baptist Church. Velma has always enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Newalla Quilting Club. Velma moved to Midwest City in 2000, and became a member of Wickline United Methodist Church.

Velma is survived by her son, Robert and wife Irene Lindquist; granddaughter, Sherry and husband Steve Hoffman; grandson, Kenneth and wife Sharte Lindquist; granddaughter, . Michelle and husband Josh Monson; grandson, Jason Lindquist; great-grandchildren: Zachary, Shane, Jacob, Taylor, Jenna, Jordan and McKayla; and numerous other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gottlieb and Anna; husband, Martin Lindquist; son, Donald Lindquist; brother, Earl Yordy; and sister, Bertha Bradford.

A graveside service for Velma will be held at 2:00P.M., Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Arlington Memory Gardens Mausoleum, 3400 North Midwest Boulevard, Midwest City, Oklahoma 73141.


  • Anna Yordy, Mother
  • Gottlieb Yordy, Father
  • Martin Lindquist, Husband
  • Donald Lindquist, Son
  • Robert Lindquist and wife Irene, Son
  • Sherry Hoffman and husband, Steve, Granddaughter
  • Kenneth Lindquist and wife, Sharte, Grandson
  • Michelle Monson and husband, Josh, Granddaughter
  • Jason Lindquist, Grandson
  • Zachary, Shane, Jacob, Taylor, Jenna, Jordan, and McKayla, Great-Grandchildren
  • Earl Yordy, Brother
  • Bertha Bradford, Sister


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 3, 2019

Velma A. Lindquist

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Jessica Wallace

January 3, 2019

Velma was a really sweet and nice lady. I have gone with my mom (Yvonne) to go visit her at the assisted living center. Those visits are special and I will always hold them close to me. Velma will be missed. Jessica Wallace (Michelle and Jason’s Cousin).

Renee Rose

December 31, 2018

Velma was a remarkable woman..I had the opportunity to live with Velma and Martin Lindquist during my High School years. I was invited not as a guest..but a part of their family..Velma was the best cook & taught me many valuable lessons of giving back to those in need..She also taught me to be kind to many life lessons..Thank you Velma for the person I am today..Until we meet again..I love you always...Renee