The Woodward News

Obituaries

February 5, 2013

Bill Braley

Woodward, Okla. — Bill Braley, 82 year old Gage resident, died Friday, February 1, 2013 in the Grace Living Center in Woodward.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel.

 

William R. “Bill” Braley was born June 6, 1930.  He was the third of three children born to Ella F. Poage Braley and Jack W. “Red” Braley of Woodward, Oklahoma.  After Bill, they gave up.  Bill graduated from Woodward High School in May of 1948.  He spent three years working for Orville and Verlon Barnes of Shattuck, Oklahoma.

 

He joined the United States Air Force on July 14, 1951.  He was married to Laura L. Coffman on December 28, 1951.  He and Laura spent three and one half years with the 17th Bomb Squadron of the Eighth Air Force Station at Fort Worth Air Force Base.  He received his honorable discharge on August 13, 1955.  Bill graduated from Oklahoma State University in August of 1958 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with Petroleum Engineering option.

 

Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company hired him September 9, 1958.  They lived in Liberal, Kansas until 1965.  Here they received their two children, DawnElla and Tony.

 

Panhandle transferred Bill to Anadarko Production in 1964.  They moved to Fort Worth, Texas in late 1965 where Bill was promoted to Chief Evaluation Engineer.

 

Bill left Anadarko Petroleum in 1967 and worked for several independent oil producers before becoming an independent petroleum engineer in 1971.  He worked for many different companies as a consultant.  During this time he formed a close relationship with Powell Properties, Inc.  He retained this relationship until his death.

 

Bill was 82 years old at the time of his death.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jack.  He is survived by his wife, Laura, his daughter, DawnElla Rust and husband Rusty; his son, Tony, two grand daughters, Shaynea and Sydnea Braley (the love of his life), and two great grandchildren, Aiden and Adilynn.  Bill also is survived by his sister, Christine and her husband, Ralph Persons and sister-in-law Pauline Braley,

 

Remembrances may be made at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 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

  • Miller, Viola1.jpg V. Joyce (Highfill) Miller

    V. Joyce (Highfill) Miller of St. Cloud, MN, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, after a very strong and positive battle with dementia, cancer, and Parkinson’s.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • MooreGeorge045.jpg George Moore

    George Moore ,77 year old Woodward resident, died Saturday, April 13, 2014 at the Grace Living Center in Woodward. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the Elmwood Cemetery with Reverend Wesley Peterman officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • WatkinsMildred005.jpg Mildred Watkins

    Mildred Watkins, 97 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in the Grace Living Center. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Fargo Cemetery with Gene Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • gibsonwayne004.jpg Wayne Gibson

    Wayne Gibson, 71 year old Woodward resident, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at his home in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Shannon Davis and Reverend John Gherling officiating._ Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • aaron beisel.jpg Victor Aaron Beisel

    Victor Aaron Beisel, son of Victor and Marie Beisel was born June 28, 1944 in Shattuck, Oklahoma. He was raised on the farm South East of Fargo, Oklahoma.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • 16992320880DFF96E5.png JACOB PATRICK HOPPER

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Mutual Christian Church with Pastor Lloyd Charles Stovall, officiating. A private family graveside will be held in Dunlap Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions to Dunlap Cemetery in lieu of flowers. Redinger Funeral Home-Box 236-Seiling, OK 73663 will serve as custodian of the funds. Personal condolence messages can be sent to the family at www.redingerfuneralhome.com

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Thomas Fields.tiff MSgt. Thomas "Tom" Wesley Fields

    MSgt. Thomas "Tom" Wesley Fields, USAF, (Ret) passed from this world at age 81, Wednesday February 12, 2014 from pneumonia at the Clinton Veteran Center, Clinton, OK where he had been residing since Sept 02, 2010.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Beers, Matthew pic.jpg Matthew William Beers

    Matthew William Beers was born on February 6, 1917 at Arnett, OK. His mother died when he was a baby, and he was adopted by an aunt and uncle, Mark and Ollie (Allgire) Beers. Matthew grew up in the Harmon community and attended school in Arnett. He married Della Cooper on July 20, 1941 in the home of his parents. Shortly after marriage, Matthew entered the Army during World War II, where he served as a Medic. He returned to the Harmon community after his discharge.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • photo.JPG Roberta Tutt

    Roberta Tutt, 91 year old Woodward resident, died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at the Woodward Regional Hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 in the Elmwood Cemetery with Fr. Joe Arledge officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

Business Marquee
AP Video
Raw: Fire Engulfs Tower Block in China Ocean Drones Making Waves in Research World Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier Raw: Ferry Captain Received Medical Treatment Hundreds Gather for Denver Pot Rally on Easter Transcript Reveals Confusion in Ferry Evacuation Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks