Historian and genealogist Royleta Clopton Malone, 77, of Hemet, Calif., died on Saturday, March 12, 2005, after a brief illness and with members of her family at her side.
Royleta made a difference in the lives of many people with her dedication to family history. She unselfishly helped hundreds of relatives with her contagious love of family research.
She was born October 16, 1927, in Norman, Oklahoma, daughter of Roy Charles Clopton and Ruby Alva Whitwell. She graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women and did graduate studies in California.