The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 17, 2014

Betty Jane (Gould) Westfahl

Published 3-17-14


Enid News & Eagle

OKEENE, OK — Jane was born on August 26, 1927 to John Seth and Mabel Clark Gould at Okeene Hospital.  She passed away on March 15, 2014 at the age of 86 years at Okeene, Oklahoma.  

Jane grew up in Southard, Oklahoma and had 2 younger brothers, John Seth Jr. (Jay) and Max.  She graduated from Southard High School in 1946.  After high school she went to work in Enid, Oklahoma.  

On September 9, 1947 Jane and Lester Westfahl were married in Enid, Oklahoma.  To this union 4 children were born.  Barbara, Dennis, Cindy and Lisa.

Jane and Lester resided on the farm near Hitchock until the summer of 1959 when they moved to Okeene.  Jane worked at the Sooner Coop and later she and Lester operated West Acres convenience store and Fritz Furniture Store.  She was a member of Okeene Methodist Church, Okeene Child Study Club and Ladies Auxiliary VFW.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents Seth and Mabel Gould, her husband Lester Westfahl and brother Max Gould.  She is survived by her children, Barbara Dungan, Dennis and Mickey Westfahl, Cindy and Eric Lamle and Lisa and Bud Laubach, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, her brother John Seth Gould, Jr. “Jay” and many nieces and nephews.  She will be missed by her family and many friends.

Services will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 2 pm at the Okeene Methodist Church with

Bud Laubach officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Okeene, Okla. Arrangements are made by Wilkinson Mortuary of Okeene, Oklahoma.

Memorials may be made to the Okeene Methodist Church.