Emma Lou Strain
Nov. 4, 1933 – Oct. 7, 2013
RED OAK – Emma Lou Strain, of Red Oak, went to be with her heavenly father Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 after a short illness in Dallas at the age of 79.
Emma was born Nov. 4, 1933 in Del Rio, Texas to Lyn Cleveland and Iva Wood Cleveland, who have preceded her in death.
She married Richard J. Strain Sr. on Aug. 4, 1951 in Yuma, Ariz. They were married 41 years until his passing in 1992. They have four children, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Karen and John Blanchett Sr. of Cedar Park, Texas; son and daughter-in-law Richard Jr. and Reeda Strain of Garrett; daughter and son-in-law Tammie and Calvin Rich of Red Oak; daughter and son-in-law Donna and Rick Gammon of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren Mistie, Richard III, Samantha, Gary and wife Krystea, Bobbie Jo and husband Kevin, John Jr. and wife Marlene, Joy and husband Matt, Justin, Sara, Brandi and husband Chris and Michael; great-grandchildren Ryleigh, Natalie, Shelby, Dominic, Juliette, Kody, Kyle, Kory, Michael, Richard, Jazmine, Heaven, Jozie, Nevaeh, Danielle, Arika and Karrah; sister Mary Depoy of Klamath Falls, Oregon and many other family members.
A memorial will be held at a later date. Family requests any donations be made to the Salvation Army or the Hospice Unit at Baylor in Dallas in her name.