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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  • Dudley Blaylock

    Dudley Blaylock was born January 29, 1945 in Higgins, Texas to Edith May and Dudley Jasper Blaylock.  He passed away July 16, 2014 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 69 years, 5 months and 17 days.

    July 23, 2014

  • Edith Ann Nichols

    Edith Ann Nichols, a former resident of Woodward, was born May 17, 1934 in Rives, TN. She died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her home in Dyersburg, TN.

    She was a faithful Christian with ultimate faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, J.T. and Lorena Tubbs of Memphis, TN and a sister, Patsy Nell Tubbs.

    July 23, 2014

  • sr001.jpg Susie Louise McNeill

    Susie Louise McNeill of Vici went to be with her Lord on July 16, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Susie was born March 17, 1940 to Johnnie Lee (Jackson) and Thurman Wall in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norman Vanderslice Norman Vanderslice

    The world lost a special person on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Norman Vanderslice was born on December 29, 1971 in Woodward, Oklahoma, to Ronnie and Norma (Semmel) Vanderslice.  He grew up on the family farm in Fargo, Oklahoma and graduated from Fargo High School in 1990.  Norman was a farmer who loved being outside. He took care of running the family farm his entire life. Norm loved coyote hunting with his friends and was known for always helping others. The greatest love of his life was his son, Colton, who he proudly raised. They lived on a farm west of Woodward.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • wilsonmelvinpicture.jpg Clarence “Melvin” Wilson

    Clarence “Melvin” Wilson, 95 year old, True Woodward Cowboy, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Bible Baptist Church with the Reverend Jesse Johnson and Jerry Nine officiating. Burial will follow at the Shirley Cemetery in Leedey under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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  • sr pic032.jpg Ival Lee Miller

    Ival Lee Miller, Camargo, Oklahoma resident, died on July 8, 2014, at the Seiling Hospital at the age of 93 years, 1 month and 27 days. Ival was born May 11, 1921, at Dr Harris’ office in Camargo, to Maurice Denton and Leota Myrle (Wing) Miller.

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  • Lewis Gene.jpg Charles E. “Gene” Lewis

    Charles E. “Gene” Lewis, 78 year old rural Woodward resident, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Rock Church Cemetery, northwest of Woodward.  Military rites will be conducted by the United States Army. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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  • Karrie Lee Newman.jpg Karrie Lee Newman

    Karrie Lee Newman, age 55, of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away Friday, July11, 2014 in a Texarkana Hospital.

    Karrie was born November 2, 1958 in Woodward, Oklahoma to Dean and Moeta McDonald Newman. She is an Office Manager for Retail Sales and a member of Mutual Methodist Church in Mutual, Oklahoma.

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  • williamsharleypicture.jpg Harley Seth Williams

    Harley Seth Williams, 4 Month and 5 day old infant son of Zach and Crystal Williams of Fargo, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 surrounded by his family at the Woodward Regional Hospital.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Elmwood Cemetery with the Reverend John Elam officiating.  Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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  • SagerStephanie060.jpg Stephanie Sager

    Stephanie Sager, 37 year old Woodward resident went to be with the Lord Friday, July 4, 2014 in Woodward. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, July 9, 2014 in the Gage Cemetery with Reverend Larry White officiating.  Billings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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