Jackie Walden, 87, of Broken Bow, passed away on March 7, 2016, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on August 14, 1928, to Clara Ruby and T.R. Pate in Alichi, OK. Jackie was raised with her four brothers in "company towns" throughout Southeastern Oklahoma. She met her husband, Calvin, while attending Battiest High School. The two married on March 1, 1948, after Calvin returned from serving in the Navy during World War II. Following their marriage, Jackie and Calvin moved to Broken Bow, where they raised their four boys. Jackie retired after twenty four years of service at the McCurtain County Highway Department District #1. They were faithful members of the First Baptist Church of Broken Bow, where Jackie was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class for 59 years. She particularly enjoyed sitting in the back pew with her friends during Sunday services; together, they were affectionately known as "the back row girls." Jackie was a member of the Broken Bow Chapter of the Eastern Stars. Jackie was a life long student of the Bible and committed her life to the Lord. Along with her unwavering faith, she will be most remembered for her deep love of and devotion to her family and friends, which she often expressed through her wonderful cooking. She also enjoyed spending time with her many close friends, keeping up with her sons, and always winning games of dominoes with her grandchildren. She had a knack for making those around her smile with her dry wit and sense of humor. Jackie is preceded in death by her parents, Clara Ruby and T.R. Pate: husband of 54 years, Calvin Walden; son Larry Walden; brothers Kenneth "Sonny" Pate and Jerry Donald Pate; and beloved aunt Joy Clay. She is survived by son Terry and daughter-in-law Sally of McKinney, Texas; son Lynn and daughter-in-law Tawni of Broken Bow; son Steve and daughter-in-law Kelly of Mansfield, Texas; daughter-in-law Nancy Walden of Jackson, Tennessee; and brothers James "Buddy" and Verna Faye Pate of Winslow, Arizona, and Terry Ronald and Nancy Pate of Coffeeville, Kansas. Also cherishing her memory are her grandchildren, Laney and Peter Valian, Matthew Walden, Samantha and Matthew Champion, Casey and Jessica Walden, Claire and Camryn Walden; her great-grandchildren, Luna and Wylie Valian; and a host of extended family and friends. Jackies's family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation for the staff of Broken Bow Health and Rehab, who honored Jackie in the way she deserved. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 10:00 AM, at the First Baptist Church, Broken Bow, with Rev. Larry Matthiesen officiating. Visitation will be held at Brumley Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM. Interment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Broken Bow, OK. Visitation Brumley Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, March 09, 2016 06:00 AM - 08:00 AM Email Details 500 N. Park Dr.Broken Bow, OK 74728 Directions Funeral First Baptist Church Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:00 AM Email Details Broken Bow, OK Directions \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jackie Walden, please visit our floral store.