The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 10, 2013

D.H. Malone

Published 11-10-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, OK — Funeral for D.H. Malone, 76, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013, at Hillsdale Bible Church. The Dr. Robert Courtney will officiate the service. Burial will be 4 p.m. in Highland Cemetery in Lawton, Oklahoma, with the Rev. Steve Mallow conducting the graveside. Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Chapel.

D.H. Malone was born February 4, 1937, in Geronimo, OK, to R.J. and Vera Partain Malone, and passed away peacefully November 7, 2013 at age 76.

He attended Geronimo schools and graduated there in 1955.

In 1957, he married Diana Anderson of Walters, OK, and had three daughters, Debbie, Dana & Dayla.

He began his career working for Phillips Petroleum in Borger, TX. With his family, he also lived in, Pampa and Dumas, TX, settling in Dimmit, TX, in 1964, and working for Western Ammonia Fertilizer. Moving to Lovington, N.M. in 1974, he was employed for Tipperary Corporation, and by 1976 had returned to his home state of Oklahoma to reside in Enid, where he made a permanent home.

In 1977, he married Marilyn Miller Coosewoon and was blessed to have the addition of another daughter, Tammy, to his family.

During his time in Enid, he was employed for Farmland Industries and retired there in 1999. He was active in Hillsdale Bible Church, where he shared his faith and treasured his friends.

He was a simple family man, the seventh of nine children. He valued family and faith foremost in his life and showed it in his daily example to others. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of his life, along with his devoted wife, Marilyn.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of the home; four daughters and their spouses, Debbie and Steve Hobson of Covington, OK, Dana and Tim Klusener, Sugarland, TX, and Dayla and Karl Recknagel and Tammy and Kevin Landrum, all of Enid, OK; four granddaughters, Tracy Holden and husband Lee, Kelli Hobson, Beth Smith and husband Chris, April Stanley and husband, Bobby; three grandsons, Matthew Landrum, Kyle Recknagel and Blake Recknagel; six great-grandchildren, Brett Hobson, Lindsay and Lily Longest and Stella, Alivia and Raegan Stanley; two sisters and five brothers, Tena and Everett Cox, Denton, TX, Lorene Collier, Lawton, OK, Lloyd and Pat Malone, Anchorage, AK, L.D. and Patsy Malone, Waco, TX, Bill and Janette Malone, Lawton, OK, Ronnie and Jane Malone, Dallas, TX, and Vonden and Sharon Malone, Lawton, OK; in addition to a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.J and Vera Malone, and a beloved sister, Laneta Malone Huff.

Memorials can be made to Hillsdale Bible Church.

(Submitted by family)