The Woodward News


January 10, 2014

Marcia W. Dunn

Woodward, Okla. — Marcia W. Dunn passed from this life on January 9, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Marcia was born on July 17, 1929 at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Winifred Brengle Woodruff and Marsh B. Woodruff. Marcia's early years were spent in Perry, Oklahoma until her parents moved to Blackwell. She graduated from Blackwell High School in 1947 and then attended the University of Oklahoma. While at the University of Oklahoma Marcia was initiated into Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She majored in marketing graduating in 1951. After graduation from the University of Oklahoma, Marcia was employed with Beech Aircraft. In 1953 Marcia married George Murphy, an Army Air Force mechanic. They lived in South Carolina, Georgia, lllinois and Norman, Oklahoma. While attending law school at the University of Oklahoma, Mr. Murphy was tragically killed in a one car automobile accident. After her first husband's death, Marcia worked in law offices in the Oklahoma City area. While visiting her parents in Woodward, she met a local rancher, John W. Dunn. Marcia and John shared many common interests and were married on January 22, 1958. They made their home in Woodward until John predeceased Marcia on February 15, 2000.  Marcia loved to read and was an accomplished bridge player, being named a Life Master at bridge many years ago. She was a long time member of the First Methodist Church of Woodward. Most importantly, Marcia was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Marcia is survived by two (2) children, Cynthia Ann Dunn Riesen, and John William Dunn, Jr. and their spouses, Thomas Coffey Riesen and Vionette Torres Dunn. She is also survived by eight (8) grandchildren, William Dunn Riesen, Matthew Albert Riesen, Annie Frances Dunn, John W. Dunn III, Ellie Katherine Dunn, Zachary Davis Dunn, Mia Cristina Miles and Ashley Bowes Cash. She is also survived by her niece and nephew, Mary Jane Glass and Giles Avriett, and son-in-law, Peter Bowes. Marcia was also predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Donya Hicks Dunn, her daughter, Diane Bowes, and her grandson, Peter Bowes ll. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Epworth Villa for their loving care of Marcia over the last seven years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, designated to research for Alzheimer's and age related diseases, 825 Northeast 13th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104. Services are scheduled for Monday the 13th day of January, 2014, at 2:00 P.M., at All Souls Episcopal Church, 6400 North Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


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  • Doris Joy (Smith) Bunker

    Doris Joy (Smith) Bunker went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 21, 2014. She was born on June 24, 1924 in Alden, Kansas to Isaac W. and Lola A. (Conley) Smith. She was the middle child of five children in the family. Being the only girl made it a fair bet that she was a little spoiled.

    April 24, 2014

  • Travis S. Travis Keith Schickedanz

    Travis Keith Schickedanz, 42 of Amarillo, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. A Funeral Service is scheduled for 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday, April 25, 2014 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Howe, pastor of the church, officiating and Donna Johnson assisting. Graveside Service will follow at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at Fargo Cemetery in Fargo, OK. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Keith Miller Keith Dale Miller

    Keith Dale Miller, 71, passed away April 13, 2014, in Roseville, CA, after fighting Picks Disease.  He was born in Woodward and graduated from Woodward High School in 1960.  He went on to college and graduated from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.  He spent nearly 40 years in education: teaching English, Coaching and Counseling.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Maudie Lea Cleveland Bradbury

    Maudie Lea Cleveland Bradbury was born on December 16, 1925 to Mary Vernia Elizabeth (White) Cleveland and Willie Carl “Bill” Cleveland at home , 9 miles NW of Gage, OK. She departed this life on April 18, 2014 in Oklahoma City at the age of 88 years, 4 months and 2 days. was born on December 16, 1925 to Mary Vernia Elizabeth (White) Cleveland and Willie Carl “Bill” Cleveland at home , 9 miles NW of Gage, OK. She departed this life on April 18, 2014 in Oklahoma City at the age of 88 years, 4 months and 2 days. Maudie grew up on the home place at Gage, where her playmates included her brother, several dogs, horses, cats, birds, a special runt pig, as well as many cousins and other relatives. She attended a country school until 7th grade, when she went to school at Gage, and where she graduated in 1943.

    April 24, 2014

  • dvd035.jpg Denton Edward Kauk

    Denton Edward Kauk 36 year old from Vega, TX died on April 19, 2014 as a result of a car accident in Woodward, OK. Denton was born to Danny and Linda (Pummel) Kauk on July 4, 1977 in Shattuck, OK. Denton attended Oak Park Elementary and Woodward High School graduating with the Class of 1996. In May of 1996, he entered the United States Marine Corp. While serving his country he received many awards: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Marksman Rifle Badge, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with two Stars, and received the Rank of Corporal E4 at his honorable discharge.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 075-810.jpeg Melba Jo (Martin) Spillman

    Melba Jo (Martin) Spillman, 60, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by all those who loved her deeply, on the 21st of April 2014 after a battle with cancer. Born October 12, 1953 in Coalgate, Oklahoma to John Charles Martin "Shorty" and Jo M. Lee (Strawn).

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Christina Leist obituary photo.jpg Christina T. Leist

    Christina T. Leist went to meet her Savior and Friend on April 18, 2014. She was born February 7, 1928 at her Grandmother’s home in Woodward, Oklahoma, the first of 10 ten children born to Richard and Pearl Teten. Her father was one of OG&E’s original lineman and foreman and her mother was Court Clerk in Woodward County for almost 20 years. She was proud that her family had twins and triplets, 9 girls and one boy. She graduated high school in Woodward and attended one year at Oklahoma University, majoring in art.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • RootsJuanita.jpg Juanita Roots

    Juanita Roots, 79 year old Woodward resident died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Grace Living Center in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Don Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • sr pic.JPG Leone Dell (Davis) Thompson

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    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Preston Tapp

    Preston Tapp, 57 year old Woodward resident, died Tuesday April 15, 2014. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday April 19, 2014 at Crown Heights Baptist Church with Reverend James Steenbergen officiating.

    April 18, 2014