Woodward, Okla. — Wilford D. Waugh, the second son of Inez Edna (Shuman) and James Henry Waugh, was born on January 16, 1923, in the half dugout 5 miles northwest of Doby Springs, Oklahoma. He attended grade school at the Union Center District No 26 and graduated with the class of 1942 from Buffalo High School. Wilford attended all 4 years without being absent or tardy. He farmed with his father before entering the army. He was assigned to the 30th Infantry Division (Old Hickory) as a Rifleman. At this time he became a Private First Class. Among the awards Wilford received were The Combat Infantry Badge, The Bronze Star, and The Purple Heart. After the War in Europe, he returned to the United States and became a Clerk Typist and typed medical forms and army discharges. His final duty in the army was that he typed his own Honorable Discharge. Wilford a long time member of the Rosston Methodist Church; worked as a farmer and rancher, raising registered Hereford Cattle, wheat and alfalfa. He was married to Marian Terrill in 1947. They had three children, two daughters, Janice and Dianne, and one son, Troy. Wilford served on the Rosston School Board, The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Crop Improvement Association, and a long time Inspector on the Lone Tree Precinct Election Board. He enjoyed taking his family on trips to the north and northwest United States, visiting relatives and different parks. Wilford and Marian attended many of the 30th Infantry Division (Old Hickory) Reunions both Regional and National. Wilford and Marian also went on a tour with the 30th Infantry Division (Old Hickory) in the area where the Division served during World War II in Europe. Wilford and Marian moved to Buffalo in December 1995. Wilford loved going out to the farm and helping. Wilford went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 26, 2013, at the age of 90 years, 7 months, and 10 days. Wilford was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Meredith, an infant granddaughter & an infant grandson. Wilford is survived by his wife Marian, his two daughters, Janice Goodman & husband Danny; Dianne Bentley & husband L.D.; & son Troy Waugh. Grandchildren Shelly Prather & husband Sjohn; Travis Cook & wife Shelley; Brian Cook & wife Carriann; Ginger Cox & husband Mark; Staci Short; Daniel Goodman & Lisa; Great Grandchildren Darby, Cameron, Victoria & Isabella; Kyrstan, Daisy & Jett; Ashlynn, Hallie & Cecily; Tyler & Gage; Rayven, Garrett, Cybil & Jordan; & his surviving brother, Eldon & sister, Ivalee Brock & husband Basil; many, many life time family & friends. The Waugh family has suggested memorials to the Rosston United Methodist Church or to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Shirley Ann Schmeling
Shirley Ann Schmeling formerly of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in the Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the age of 78 years.
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