Euda Mae Switzer was born January 9, 1920, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma and passed from this life on July 15, 2020 in Oklahoma City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dee and Carrie McGraw, husband Wilbur, daughter Caroline (Davidson) Callahan, son Bill Davidson, and great granddaughter Cassandra Mae Mullin. She is survived by her sons Neil Davidson, Ron Davidson, Alan Switzer and daughter Dr. Linda (Switzer) Shell, twenty-one grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Euda lived her life as an example of determination and resilience. She was married early in her life and had four children. After becoming a single mom she worked hard to provide for her children and make sure they attended church. She was often on her knees praying for God’s protection and guidance for each one of them. Euda met and married Wilbur in 1957 while working as a waitress. Their first date was to a midnight movie. She and Wilbur were married 57 years and had two children. They attended Faith Tabernacle for over 60 years where Euda served in children’s and women’s ministries in various teaching and leadership roles. Known as “Sister Switzer,” she influenced others for Christ through her faithful service. After her two younger children started school, she worked in various school cafeterias and then became the cafeteria manager at Southeast High School for 14 years. After she retired, she joined a local TOPS group and served as treasurer for over 25 years. Euda supported and encouraged many women in this group and developed lifetime friendships.
Euda and Wilbur owned a wheat farm in Thomas, Oklahoma. Wilbur ran the combine and Euda cooked the meals for the harvesters and took care of the garden. Euda was known for her homemade crescent rolls, chocolate cake, and delicious coconut pies. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and taking them to the farm. Euda never missed an opportunity to send birthday cards to her friends and family. Even this past week, she asked Linda to get a card and gift for one of her special friends.
Before Wilbur’s passing, he and Euda moved into Meadowlake Assisted Living Center where Euda established numerous friendships and helped organize activities for the residents. Even as her health declined, she maintained her sense of humor and positive attitude. In her final week of life Euda was given the opportunity to see her family and pray a blessing over each one of them. It is a memory we will all cherish for years to come. In her 100 years, 6 months, and 6 days of life Euda was the greatest example of Christ’s love to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her family desires to carry on her legacy of living for Christ and spreading his love to th
In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made in Euda's memory to Feeding 5000 at OKC Faith Church, 800 South Portland Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73108 or Habitat for Humanity 1800 North Broadway Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103