January 1, 1900 – January 6, 2020
Checotah, OK- (Formerly of McCoy, CO) Graveside services for Melvadean Winslow will be held on Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 2:00 Pm at the Salt Creek Cemetery in Wilson, OK., weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, updates will be made online. Online condolences for her family may be left at www.reedculver.com. Melvadean Branson-Winslow was born on Monday, July 12th, 1931, in Centerville, AR, the daughter of Louis Jefferson and Gertrude (Carmand) Branson. She grew up with three brothers and three sisters, Charles, Clarence, Marion, Eldora , Ola and Elsie, and attended school and graduated from McCoy County high school in Colorado in 1950. Her entire life changed in 1950 when she met the love of her life, Glen “Jack” Winslow at a dance. He was a real life cowboy, she was a feisty Irish woman and they were a match made in heaven. They married quickly after on May 14th 1950, and kept dancing together through life for the next 68 years. The two of them started their family right away- having their son Rodney Eugene first, followed by their daughter Glenda Pearl a few years later. Jack and Melvie started their married life off working together on a ranch, then moved to Shawnee Co. to run a post office/grocery store, followed by a relocation to Denver to help Jack’s family run a truck-stop, gas station, garage. Later, Melvadean began her career at AT&T, a manufacturer of PBX Systems. Eventually Jack retired and the two of them were able to “live the dream” on a farm in Frederick Colo., then, once Melvie retired, they sold the farm, and moved to Checotah Okla. Where they have resided for most of 27 years. Melvadean was a hardworking woman that loved God, and deeply loved her family. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. Her family meant everything to her!. She loved her children and grandchildren and extended family unconditionally, was their biggest supporter, and was so very proud of all their accomplishments. She was a member of the North Fork Baptist Church, taught Sunday School and did Bible studies at the Northfork Home For The Handicapped. She loved to read her Bible and she absolutely loved to take road trips with her husband to see what was going on in other places besides her own backyard. Many times she would join Eldora and Jack on these same road trips. She was kind, patient, and always willing to go the extra mile to help people in any way she could. She had a smile that would light up a room, and could make you feel right at home, like you had known her all your life. After losing her husband Jack in 2018, Melvadean went on with the same kind and loving smile she always had on her face, until the Lord called this good and faithful servant home on Monday, January 6th, 2020. Melvadean was 88 years old. She will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her mother, father, husband Jack Winslow, her son, Rodney Winslow, three brothers, Charles, Clarence and Marion, and two sisters, Ola and Elsie. Those left to celebrate her life include her daughter, Glenda-Slatkin of Las Vegas, NV, her sister, Eldora Ray and husband Jack of Checotah, Ok., and her five grandchildren; Neana Winslow of Berthoud, CO, Vance Winslow of Reno, NV, Troy Winslow of Deadwood, SD, Daniel Slatkin of Las Vegas, NV, and Shelly Murphy of Las Vegas, NV along with all of their spouses. She also leaves four great grandchildren, Keenan Payne, Kilyn Payne, Tehya Winslow, and Mihari Winslow, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.