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Louise Vardell

April 30, 1938 — May 2, 2024


Louise Vardell, 86, Temple, OK

Funeral Service at Union Valley Baptist Church, Cookietown, OK on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Cecil Boydston officiating with burial in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple. Viewing on Sunday from 2-8:00 pm and on Monday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Wilma Louise (Brandon) Vardell was born to Olen Lee and Artie (Poynter) Brandon on April 30, 1938 in Walters, OK and departed this life in Duncan, OK on May 2, 2024 at the age of 86 years and 2 days.

Louise grew up at Cookietown, OK, graduating from Union Valley High School in 1956. She then moved to Wichita Falls, TX, living at the YMCA while working for Southwestern Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator. She married Doyle Jackie Vardell on June 14, 1958 at Union Valley Baptist Church in Cookietown and to the union 2 sons, Ricky and Mike, were born. They made their home in Temple, OK and every summer they went on harvest with Vardell Harvesting. She drove a truck and brought food to the fields.  They moved to Perryton, TX in 1964 soon moved on to Spearman, TX where they lived 11 years and continued harvesting wheat and milo. While in Texas she attended Pampa Beauty School in the late 1970’s and then went to work at Sandy’s Beauty Shop in Spearman. 

After several life changes, she and son Mike returned to Temple in 1978 and she went to work at the Haggar slacks factory. In the 1980’s she opened up a little shop called Louises Head Set. Being an entrepreneur and knowing she could help with more than beauty, she opened another beauty shop with Pat Walker machines. There you could get your hair fixed and get your body toned. She eventually closed that shop,and moved back to her little shop on N. Commercial and continued doing hair until 2020. Everyone that sat in her chair meant the world to her. 

Louise was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. In 2010 she was awarded the Citizen of the Year by the Temple Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed taking trips with friends and enjoyed several cruises. She loved Monday trips with her sisters to Dillards and Taft Grocery, and then on to State Beauty Supply and Sally’s Beauty Supply to get stocked up for the week.  She enjoyed Cooking for the family on Sundays and holidays, always asking the grandkids what they wanted and it would be on the table. They were her greatest joy!

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Buck Brandon; and 3 sisters, Helen Coley, Wanda Brown and Faye Ivester.

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky Vardell and Nikki, Mike Vardell and Laura all of Temple; her sister, LaRue Bales and husband Wes of Edmond, OK; 3 grandchildren, Hassie Moiser and Michael of Walters, Hannah Crowley and Max of Davis, OK, and Brandon Vardell of Temple; 4 great grandchildren, Maggie Grace, Bennett, Dawson and Asher; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. 

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Union Valley Baptist Church

, Randlett, OK 73562

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