The Woodward News

Obituaries

September 5, 2013

Wilford D. Waugh

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.

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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.

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