MS OKLAHOMA SENIOR AMERICA 2013,
Congratulations to ZENETTA KENDRICKS, Ms Oklahoma Senior America 2013!
Zenetta (Gissandaner) Kendricks was born and raised in Idabel, Oklahoma; she is the seventh of fifteen sibblings. After graduating from Idabel High School, she attended East Central College, Ada, Oklahoma, receiving her Bachelor's degree in Office Management and a minor in Speech Communications. She received her MBA from Oklahoma City University.
Zenetta resides in Oklahoma City and is married to her husband of forty years, Attorney Kenneth Kendrick. They have one son and two grandchildren.
After a forty year work career in positions from clerical, Human Resources, Finance, and Statistical Management, in May 2013 she retired. She will continue to work her part time job of twenty years with a Certified Public Accountant, as well as continue her volunteer work with the Neighborhood Association as Treasurer and Newsletter Editor.
Her passion charities supported are the Lupus Foundation, Special Olympics, Feed the Children, and MADD. Hobbies and special interest include working in her flower beds, DIY projects, physical activities and healthy living, social event planning for family and friends, poetry writing (a poem on the 2012 Ms. Sr. Oklahoma Pageant published in the 35th Edition of the Oklahoma DHS Senior Poetry Contest), listening to old time gospel music, and traveling.
Zenetta says that throughout her adult life, she has traveled both professionally and personally throughout the United States and abroad, but always enjoy returning home to Oklahoma. She was an audience participant on the Oprah Winfrey show, and the prize given away was a bra endorsed by Oprah; nevertheless, she says, "I can still add that experience to my bucket list."
Zenetta was 2nd runner-up in the 2012 Ms. Senior Oklahoma pageant. She is a member of the Cameo Club of Oklahoma and with them performs at residents of independent and assisted living communities. When she entered the 2013 pageant, she said she did not have any expectations about winning, but rather entered to honor the memory of fhe Pageant Director, who died in January 2013. When her name was announced as the winner, she said it took a while for her to realize that she had actually won. I am inspired she said and very proud to be associated with all the hard working, dedicated, and supportive volunteers of the Ms. Senior Oklahoma Foundation.