The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 24, 2014

Clinton E. “Gene” Goben

Published 2-24-14

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, OK — Clinton E. “Gene” Goben, 75, of Enid, Okla., passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Enid.

Visitation with family will be held at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home, 3002 N. Van Buren, Enid, today, Feb. 24, 2014, from 5:30-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Garriott Road Church of Christ, 3601 West Owen K. Garriott Road, Enid, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at 2 p.m., with Dan Fraser and Bill Goben officiating. Burial/Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Anderson-Burris Funeral Home, Enid, is handling the funeral arrangements.

Gene was born in Oklahoma City to Clinton E. and Eletha (Janeway) Goben on Sept. 28, 1938.

He graduated from high school in 1956, in Great Falls, Mont., and attended York College, York, Neb.

He was a minister for the Church of Christ in Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Oklahoma. At time of his death, he was preaching at Northside Church of Christ in Waynoka, Okla. In addition, he was a District Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America and worked in a variety of sales and service positions. He held various public service positions including mayor and chamber president, Broken Bow, Neb.; mayor of Canton, Okla.; and served on several city boards. He was involved in Toastmasters, Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America, Custer County Sheriff’s Posse, Custer County Car Club, Studebaker Car Club, NOHVA and working with various Bible camps/campaigns.

He enjoyed camping, motorcycling, snowmobiling, ATVs, auctions, a variety of collections and studying the Bible at every opportunity. He received many scouting awards, including the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Scotty; and a brother, Wayne.

He is survived by his wife, Grace of the home; three children, Randy (Kathy) Goben and Pam (Brian) Love, all of Winfield, Kan., and Rick (Charity) Goben, Enid; six grandchildren, Dereck (Tina), Jacob, Jessica, Alexis and Mikaela; great-grandchild, Aubra; brother, Bill (Shirley) Goben, Billings, Mont.; sister-in-law, Loretta Goben, York, Neb.; two sisters, Becky (Dan) Fraser, Lincoln, Neb., and Gay (Richard) Colgrove, Missoula, Mont.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Yellowstone Bible Camp, In Search of the Lord’s Way or Colorado Christian Services.

Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

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(Submitted by family)