The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 18, 2013


Enid News and Eagle

— Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Owen Simpson, formerly of Enid, are celebrating their 65th anniversary today. Cards may be sent to 1309 Old Mill Road, Moore, OK.

Daniel “Buster” Simpson and Barbara A. “Boots” Craig were married June 19, 1948, in Gainsville, Texas.

He served in the Navy from 1945-1947.

After his honorable discharge he returned to Pauls Valley, where he attended the University of Oklahoma as a math major.

He then began a 45-year career in the oil fields of Texas and Oklahoma, starting out as a roughneck for Chris Well Service. He then managed a crew of his own for several years.

In the mid-1960s, he worked for Baker Oil Tools. In 1971, he was transferred to Oklahoma City. In 1978, he began working for Jet Oil as a consultant. He examined rock samples from deep under the Earth and made recommendations for oil well drilling sites. He retired in 1996.

Barbara worked in customer service at Woolco in Enid for five years.

When the couple moved to Moore, she owned and operated a cafe called the Coffee Cup in downtown Oklahoma City for six years. After selling the Coffee Cup, she then worked for Moore Public Schools as a bus driver, retiring in 2011 at the age of 79.

Their children are Barbara Sue “Suzie” Crawford of Moore; Karen L. Pollet and husband Floyd of Enid, and Jimmy O. Simpson and wife Margaret of Oklahoma City. They have seven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.