GOLDEN, Jane (Preston)
Jane P. Golden, 91, was born on Nov. 10, 1920, in Okmulgee, Okla., to Harry Delong Preston and Addie (Grammy) Mae Preston. She joined her Lord in peace, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Innisfree Skilled Nursing Center in Rogers, Ark., surrounded by her family and friends. Jane is survived by her son, Wayne Alan McIntosh of Colorado Springs, Colo., and daughter, Judy and husband, Gary Simpson, of Rogers, Ark.; her two grandchildren, Jason Simpson of Denver, Colo., and Jenny and husband, Ian, Baker of Rogers, Ark.; and two great-grandsons, Dylan and Benjamin Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Addie Preston, and her husbands, Floyd McIntosh and Earl Golden. Jane graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1938 and received a B.S. degree from the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla., in 1942. In 1946 she married Floyd Melvin McIntosh and they moved to Denver, Colo., where they had two children, Wayne and Judy. In 1952 she returned to Okmulgee with her two children. She worked for William H. Pine for 10 years. In 1962 she married William Earl Golden and became active in his church, First Presbyterian Church of Okmulgee. For a short time she was a social worker for DHS but found her passion in 1964 for teaching Reading, English and Speech at Oklahoma State Technical School, where she developed the reading lab. In 1972, Earl died suddenly. Jane returned to the First United Methodist Church and continued teaching until retiring in 1983. Active in AAUW, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and a member of the United Methodist Women holding local, state, and national positions, she also led the Easter Seals Telethon for three years in Okmulgee. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Okmulgee and then became a charter member of First United Methodist Church in Rogers as well as joining the Willing Workers Sunday School Class and Sarah Circle. Jane loved her family very much, as she was loved by them. She had a "Million Dollar Smile" she shared with everyone. She loved music, painting, quilting, antiquing, playing Uno and dominoes as well as traveling with friends. The family wants to thank the staff of FUMC, the Stephen Ministers and countless church members that took her communion, befriended her and loved her. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stockdale Funeral Services in Rogers, Ark. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at First United Methodist Church in Rogers, Ark. It will be officiated by the Rev. Sandra Wanasek and the Rev. Jaimie Alexander. Her internment will be in Okmulgee, Okla., at the Okmulgee City Cemetery. Memorials may be offered, in lieu of flowers, to First United Methodist Church, 307 West Elm, Rogers, AR 72756. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers.