2012 Mike Allsop passed away on Jan 18, 2012 in Hillsborough, NJ. He was a baseball player, ice hockey defenseman, and lifelong golfer. Mike attended OSU prior to transferring to TU where he graduated with a B.S. in education. Mike taught history and social studies at Jenks High School before starting a 32-year telecommunications career, beginning with Southwestern Bell and finishing with Verizon in NY and NJ. He is survived by his wife, a son, his father and 2 brothers.
2008 Steve L. Apker passed away on Apr 15, 2008. He was a retired salesman. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, his parents, 3 sisters and a brother.
2016 Bob E. Bachtell, petroleum industry sales worker, passed away Oct 19, 2016.
1998 Paul Bello passed away in 1998 from liver cancer due to contracting Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion. Paul Bello was always into cars, after high school he opened an auto repair shop called Autometric's, specializing in import engine repair. He also loved flying and lived at Airman's Acres where the air strip was adjacent to his home. He was a world traveler, polo player, juggler and explorer.
2011 T. Frank Booth passed away on Sep 28, 2011. One of his favorite spots was Grand Lake. It was there at the Shangri-La Resort that he discovered his passion for the culinary arts and food service. No matter where he was or what other jobs he may have taken, he always gravitated back to cooking. He seemed most proud when he explained how he made an exotic sounding dish and someone had “eaten his food”. He is survived by a brother and sister.
2011 Kenneth L. Boyce Jr. passed away on Sep 7, 2011. He was an air and refrigeration serviceman. Kenneth was also a member and had several friends in the motorcycle clubs around this area. He is survived by his mother and father, a son and 2 daughters, 2 sisters and 2 grandchildren.
2003 Davy C. Campbell passed away on Nov 22, 2003. After high school he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in agronomy from OSU. He was an employee of Southern Agriculture in Tulsa. He loved spending time with his son and enjoyed his job and woodworking hobby. He is survived by his parents, a son and his brother.
2016 W. Jerry Carter III, 61, of Orlando, FL passed away on June 24, 2016. Jerry was born in Venezuela but called many places home, including: Oklahoma, Texas, California, and Florida. He worked as a carpenter that focused on giving back to others in the Orlando community. Jerry loved to play the guitar, watch his beloved Florida Gators and Miami Dolphins football games, read, cook spicy Mexican food, and spend days at the dog races with his wife of 30 years.
2010 J. Pat Chittom passed away on Sep 5, 2010. His last known residence was in Indiana.
2011 Connie S. Comfort-Mason passed away on Mar 28, 2011 in Glenpool. She earned a nursing degree from TJC and worked as a Registered Nurse for St. Francis/ Broken Arrow Rehab for many years. She is survived by her husband and daughter.
2014 Don E. Creitz passed away on Mar 18, 2014 in Tulsa. He was an auto mechanic at Danny's Defferential.
2009 Stuart L. Day passed away on Apr 20, 2009. After high school he graduated from TU. He was employed for many years by the Philbrook Art Center and later by the Sherwin Miller Museum. Stuart was an amateur photographer, classical guitarist and enjoyed time with family and friends. He is survived by his brother and sister.
1992 Jack P. Dobbins IV passed away in June, 1992 in a home accident. As a young boy he played baseball on teams coached by his Dad. As he grew old enough to drive his interest turned to cars. Jack owned several classics including a Dodge Charger and a '57 Chevy Bel Air. After high school, he made his living as a skilled machinist and was working at the Braden Winch Co.
2013 Twyla G. Fetters-Layman passed away on Sep 17, 2013. Twyla was a homemaker and she enjoyed cooking. She liked to talk and enjoyed just being around people. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, her mother, a sister and 4 grandchildren.
2005 R. Dean Ford passed away on May 27, 2005. He was a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by his parents, 5 brothers and a sister.
2002 M. Suzy Gastineau-White passed away on Sep 10, 2002. She was a homemaker and a resident of Claremore.
2005 Cynthia M. Gentzen-Holloway passed away on Nov 29, 2005. She was a resident of Fort Gibson.
2003 Pam A. Glidden-Apker passed away on Feb 24, 2003. Pam was a homemaker and the wife of the Steve L. Apker, who passed away in 2008.
2014 Carolyn Grizzle-McMartin passed away on Sep 25, 2014 in Oklahoma City.
2003 C. Buddy Hipp passed away on Feb 15, 2003 in Tulsa. He was a self-employed painter.
2005 Shanon L. Jones-Nelson passed away on Nov 4, 2005 in Tulsa.
1996 Charles R. Knode passed away on May 20, 1996 in Tulsa.
1997 B. J. "Jay" Koepp, Jr. passed away on Feb 23, 1997 in Fort Worth, TX. He was a landscape and retaining wall specialist. Jay was a professional wrestler, an artist and a gourmet cook. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters, his parents, 3 brothers and a sister.
2015 Gary E. Lambert passed away on Jul 18, 2015 in Hobart, OK. He moved to the Roosevelt area in 1993. Gary worked at the Lawton Fort Sill Army Base for 15 years, as a licensed lead boiler technician. He received his license from Texas A&M. He is survived by mother.
2002 Jim passed away June 5, 2002 in Nashville, TN. He was the first drug and alcohol counselor in OK, in the Jenks school system. At the time of his death he was working at a drug and alcohol recovery hospital in Nashville. He was a musician and didn't know a stranger. He is survived by his wife, a step daughter and son and 2 sisters.
1975 David Lewallen passed away on Jul 27, 1975. He was the victim of a robbery in Tulsa.
1997 Debra S. Lewis-Hipp passed away on Oct 4, 1997 in Tulsa. She is survived by her mother, 2 sons, a daughter, a grandson, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
2004 Garold D. Loder passed away on Oct 27, 2004 in Broken Arrow. He was self-employed as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician.
2008 Karen E. McConkay-Friley passed away on May 29, 2008 in Tulsa. For many years, Karen had been active in several competitive billiard leagues. She is survived by her son and grandson, her mother, grandmother, a sister and brother.
2010 J. DeAnn Miller-Fell passed away on Aug 8, 2010. She began her life-long pattern of assisting others as a 3 year old overseeing her 6 week younger neighbor's safe use of playground equipment. As a teenager, she became the neighborhood “Ann Landers”. She is survived by her husband, a daughter and 2 brothers.
2002 Danny J. Morris passed away on Aug 12, 2002 in El Reno. He was an electrician and died in a one-vehicle wreck on I-40 in Canadian County. Danny was a passenger in the truck, pulling a 16-foot utility trailer when the right rear tire lost tread, causing the driver to lose control and roll the truck.
2016 Tom M. Neal passed away Oct 9, 2016. He was the 5th of 9 children. After a career as an auto mechanic, Tom went back to school and took pride in graduating and attending school alongside both of his sons. He graduated with a BA in Business. He later earned his Master's in education from Texas A&M Int’l and began a new career. He was a fixture in the local Harley Group, and he was legendary at the Laredo Rifle and Pistol Club. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons and 5 grandchildren.
1987 Connie J. Nichols-Cooley passed away on Mar 28, 1987 in Skiatook.
1996 Pam Overhuls Gratton-Fisher died in a house fire on Dec 25, 1996. She was a clinical psychologist, dedicated to her profession, and terrific mother. Pam worked at Shadow Mountain Hospital, primarily with children and adolescents. She also had expertise in adoption matters and was an avid soccer player.
2005 W. Dee Pitezel passed away on May 11, 2005 in Tulsa. He was the Oklahoma Class 4A state wrestling champion his senior year at Hale. He was President and owner of the "tidiest little print shop in Tulsa," Pitezel's Ink and Print, founded in 1978. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and son, a granddaughter, 6 brothers & sisters.
1974 O. Lee Pitezel passed away on Sep 12, 1974. Always a viable competitor, he excelled in sports throughout his school years. After graduation, he and his twin brother Dee, attended the University of New Mexico together on wrestling scholarships. Lee was killed in an automobile accident in Albuquerque, NM.
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