Enid News and Eagle
Ronney Dale Maphet, 80, Enid native and beloved husband, father and grandfather, joined his Lord and savior Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, Nov. 23, 2012, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. John McLemore and Don Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Ron was born Sept. 22, 1932, in Enid, Okla., to Leonard Arthur and Millie Madeoline “Decker.”
Ron graduated from Enid High School in 1950, and Oklahoma A&M in 1958, with a degree in industrial engineering and management.
After graduating from OAMC, Ron worked for Hackney Iron and Steel and Durametalic for 10 years in Houston, Texas, before moving to Beaumont, Texas, where he worked as a sales engineer for Esco/Durametalic for another 10 years. Ron retired to various other jobs and areas, and returned to his hometown of Enid in 2003.
Ron was a member of Central Christian Church of Enid and the church choir.
He was an accomplished pilot, multiengine- and instrument-rated.
Ron served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, then as a member of the National Guard, serving as operations sergeant/major from 1956 to 1958. He enjoyed all sports, golfing, swimming, boating and he especially loved singing and dancing.
Ron is survived by wife of 56 years, Patricia Jean “Grayson” Maphet of Enid; son, Brodrick Maphet and wife Lisa of College Station, Texas; Greg Maphet and wife Jacque of Leander, Texas; daughter, Natalie Schuermann and husband Van of Enid, Okla.; son, Len Maphet and wife Candice of Cedar Park, Texas; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Wanda Davenport and husband Melvin of Concordia, Kan.; and sister, Olive Traylor of Enid, Okla.
Ron is preceded in death by his sister, Almeda Ivans; brother, John Maphet; brother, Gerald “Bud” Maphet; and sister, Ethel Jorgenson.
Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church or Wounded Warrior Program.
Condolences may be sent online to ladusauevans.com.
(Submitted by family)