The Woodward News

Obituaries

April 1, 2014

Louise Buxton Davidson

Louise Buxton Davidson was born July 27, 1930, to Temple Evertte and Elena “Bugg” Trimeta (Queen) Buxton in Vici, OK, with Dr. Brace attending the birth.

Woodward, Okla. —

Louise Buxton Davidson was born July 27, 1930, to Temple Evertte and Elena “Bugg” Trimeta (Queen) Buxton in Vici, OK, with Dr. Brace attending the birth. She passed from this life on March 27, 2014, at the age of 83. The family’s home was in Vici. Louise was in the 4th grade when the family moved to Arkansas. In the 1940’s while in Kentucky, her father was drafted, so her mother brought the family back to Oklahoma. Louise also lived in Illinois, Indiana, and Arizona. When Louise was twelve years of age, she accepted Jesus as her Savior. She was a baptized member of the First Christian Church in Vici, OK.

Louise finished her schooling years in Vici, graduating with the class of 1948. Louise then attended the Okmulgee Trade School and received a Business Degree. Louise was married to Walter Cunningham and to this union one daughter was born, Marsha Ann. Louise later attended Oklahoma School of Banking and was employed by the Bank of Vici. One evening, several friends were leaving to attend a Friday night dance in Woodward. Louise declined, after all she had missed four days of work from illness. The peer pressure got to her and she gave in. This decision would change her life. While at the dance, a pipefitter in town constructing the Terra Plant, winked at her and asked her to dance. Louise thought he was quite handsome. Louise and W. O. Davidson were married on August 28, 1979 in Richland, Washington! Louise and W.O. followed his work all over the country. At one time they owned three homes in the communities of West Richland, WA, Rockport, TX, and Vici, OK.

Louise worked at the Vici Coop and the Bank of Vici for many years. She enjoyed playing dominoes and cards. She never said no to a Sonic cheeseburger, onion rings, and diet Coke. There was only one car to drive: a Cadillac. She and W.O. enjoyed collecting coins and she was a lover of pets especially dogs and cats. She was an active member of the Vici Senior Citizens Center and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a great supporter of the VFW and the Vici community.

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  • starrjuanitapicture.jpeg Juanita “Nita” Star

    Juanita “Nita” Star, 87 year old resident of Woodward, passed from this life on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in the Grace Living Center.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Jeremy Skaggs officiating.  Burial will be in the Mooreland Cemetery under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lanham.jpg Darrell Dwayne Lanham

    Darrell Dwayne Lanham, 67 passed away July 26, 2014 in OKC.  He was born on October 11, 1946 in Mooreland, OK the son of Luther Henry and Evelyn Naomi (Secrist) Lanham.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Zabrion Brown Zabrion Xavier Brown

    Zabrion Xavier Brown, 7 year old former Woodward area resident, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Woodward. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • dimmit003.jpg Jerome Roscoe Dimmitt

    Jerome Roscoe Dimmitt was born on May 14, 1958 to Loren & Merle (Foster) Dimmit at Sublette, Kansas the youngest of nine siblings.  The family made their home in Sublette, Kansas. Jerome graduated from Sublette High School with the class of 1976. After graduation he went to work for a custom cutter following the harvest and later in Garden City doing cement pouring and finishing. The bulk of his working years was spent in the oil field business working in at least three different states.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo