The Woodward News


April 4, 2013

Charles "Charlie" Canfield

Woodward, Okla. — Charles "Charlie" Canfield, 78 year old Woodward resident, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 in Oklahoma City following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Malcolm Blakley officiating. Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Charles Norton Canfield was born on February 22, 1935 in Woodward, Oklahoma to Otto "Bus" and Margaret Rachel (Hughes) Canfield. He was raised in Woodward and graduated from Woodward High School. Charlie was united in marriage to Shirley Westenhaver on February 9, 1955 in Webb, Oklahoma. They made their home in Woodward and have lived here since that time.

Charlie loved working in the garden and "Making a Circle" with his good friend Bob Westenhaver. He also enjoyed spending time at the family farm in Webb and watching his great-grandkids play.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Canfield of the home; children, Debbie McAdoo and husband Kent of Woodward, Chuck Canfield of Woodward, Linda Jackson and husband John of Woodward, Kenneth Canfield of Woodward, and the twins, Ilene Bruce of Fox, Jolene Martin of Woodward; grandchildren, Kim Alvarez and husband Juan of Woodward, Robyn Morris of Woodward, Lucas Blackard and wife Melissa of Sharon, Gabriel Blackard and wife Amy of Arnett, Rodney Jackson of Woodward, Rachel Kahoe and husband Wes of Mooreland, Rusty Jackson of Woodward, Eric Canfield of Woodward, Ron Presley and wife Melissa of Woodward, Michael Bruce and wife Carrie of Velma, Sheila Bruce of Duncan, Crystal Hyatt of Woodward, Carissa Estes and husband Keith of Woodward, TJ McAdoo of Woodward; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Juanita Fields of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Marcella "Sally" Wallace of Woodward; one brother, Robert Canfield and wife Denise of Woodward; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Vernon Canfield, son-in-law, Ronnie Bruce, grandson, Daniel "Danny" Maze and an infant grandson.

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