Maye Ludean Coker

May 19, 1926January 2, 2013
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Maye Ludean Coker passed away on January 2, 2013, at Vista Cove surrounded by family due to complications from a stroke and aspiration pneumonia. She was 86 years old.

Maye Ludean woodruff was born on May 19, 1926, in Grubbs, Ark. She came to California when she was 18 years old with her sister Helen and her husband Jim. Here she met and married Clarence Monroe (Bill) Coker on October 17, 1947.

She worked at various jobs in the local packing houses including Limoneria, Saticoy Lemon Association, and Santa Paula Citrus. Ludean attended West Coast Fellowship, Free Will Baptist Church services and Sunday school.

Ludean was preceded in death by her husband on May 25, 1968, her brother, Luther woodruff and her sister, Irene Vines.

She is survived by her sisters, Helen Crain and Joan Estes; her cherished children, daughter, Charlotte Bradburly and son-in-law, David of Houston, Texas; and son, Danny and daughter-in-law, Nancy of Santa Paula; her precious grandchildren, Jonathan and wife Katriena, Nicki Wakefield and husband Mike, Andy, Katie; step-grandchildren, Caitlin and Logan; and her great-granddaughter, Rosina.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Santa Paula Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary of Santa Paula.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ludean's name to the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC).


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Maye Ludean Coker

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Jerry & Carole Norton

February 6, 2013

Charlotte and Danny, so sorry to hear about Aunt Ludean. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Barbara Henry-Kimball

January 21, 2013

Danny, So sorry to hear about Ludean's death. I remember her when she took care of the children when they were young. Mothers are tireless and she served your family with love.
May God grant you peace and comfort as you remember your Mom.

Roger Turner

January 12, 2013

Nana Coker. though you were not my Nana. You made me feel as though I was. Your wonderful smile and sence of humor will be missed. Roger

Charles & Ann Skinner

January 10, 2013

We miss you Aunt Ludean, keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers

Roy Cole

January 9, 2013

God's peace to this wonderful woman, Prayers going out to family members.

Roy Cole, Jr

January 8, 2013

So sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady. Prayers going out to the family.

Patricia Rodriguez

January 8, 2013

Nicki, Nana was very lucky to have had such a good life and great care toward the end of it. Sweet dreams, Nana. Rest and be happy.

Christy Case

January 4, 2013

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Eugene and Janet, Keith and Kathie, Christy and Chris and families