The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 24, 2013

Charles DeVerl Paris

Published 1-24-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID — Sept. 29, 1928 — Jan. 19, 2013

Funeral service for Charles DeVerl Paris, 84, of Enid, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva.

DeVerl was born in Dacoma, Okla., to Arthur Henry Paris and Mary Katherine Murrow and passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He attended Red Bird Rural Grade School in Dacoma and graduated from Alva High School.

DeVerl married Beulah Jane Venosdel Nov. 28, 1949, in Alva, where they made their home.

He worked at a grocery store in Alva before he served in the armed forces for two years at Fort Polk, La.

After returning to Alva, he continued to work in the grocery business.

In 1957, he moved with his wife and five children to Colorado Springs, where he began a lifetime career with Safeway stores. His wife died in December 1984.

In June 1986, he married Luana “Lu” Mahealani Kane in Las Vegas, Nev., and he became father to four more children.

Around 1990, DeVerl retired from Safeway and worked various other jobs.

He and Luana moved to Enid in 1996, where he worked for the Enid News & Eagle for 14 years, retiring due to illness.

He enjoyed fishing and camping at various lakes in Oklahoma and Colorado.

He also enjoyed traveling the world with Lu, but his biggest enjoyment in life was his family.

Surviving are his wife, Luana of Enid; sons, Walter “Sonny” Paris and wife Wanda of Conroe, Texas, and Donald Kane of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Theresa McClure and husband David of Colorado Springs, Colo., Clara Jean Eisenreich and husband Richard of Colorado Springs, Jackie Lynn Todd and Scott Hotchkiss, both of Colorado Springs, Laura May Talaroc and husband Daniel of Waialua, Hawaii, Betty Mae Leslie and husband Keck of Wichita, Kan., Vickie Ford and husband Billy of Midland, Texas, Janie Paris of Bartlesville, and Deborah Hobdy of Colorado Springs; sister, Bertha Frances Garberich of Enid; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Beulah Jane; infant son and daughter, Dee Verl, four brothers and three sisters.

(Submitted by family)