Zelda Roach Pickens, 64, of Stratford, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Stratford with Rev. David Terry, pastor, officiating. Private burial will be at the Stratford Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Stratford.
Zelda was born on January 21, 1947 in Amarillo to Mansel and Freddie Roach. She was valedictorian of the Texhoma middle school. She had worked in the Sherman county tax assessor/ collector office for over 18 years. She was a homemaker and a worthy advisor of the Texhoma Chapter of the Rainbow Girls. She had worked as an avon lady, helped with the 4H club, band boosters, and chamber of commerce. She had served on the State Board of redoing the Department of Motor Vehicles and helped organize the regional Texas Association of certified assessors. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She married Ronnie Pickens on May 30 1964 in Tucumcari, New Mexico.
Zelda is survived by her husband, Ronnie Pickens of Stratford; two sons, Doug Pickens of Stratford, and Steven Pickens and wife Carmen of Whitesboro, Texas; her father, Mansel Roach of Stratford; a sister, Winnie Burrow of Nashville, Tennessee; and seven grandchildren, Kelsey Pickens, Grady Pickens, Landon Pickens, Tyler Pickens, Britten Pickens, Darrick Mata, and Caleb Mata.
The family will be at 716 N. Maple and suggests memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell St., Amarillo, Texas 79109