We celebrate the life of Gaylon M. Porter, 88.
Gaylon was born Feb. 21, 1924, to Abbie and Robert Porter in Garber, Okla.
On May 15, 1943, he married the love of his life, Elaine Ragoss of Hunter, Okla.
He served in the United States Navy during WWII and then returned home to continue wheat farming and raise his growing family. In 1965, the family moved to Oklahoma City, where he worked for the Daily Oklahoman.
Gaylon and his wife remained in Oklahoma City, where they managed rental properties and he later retired from Sears Automotive.
Gaylon had a smile that could light up a room. He lived for his children and his grandchildren, but was always available to take care of anyone in need.
He never complained of hard work; rather, he relished in it. He was a happy and grateful person every day of his long life.
After 11 years apart, he is now in heaven with his wife Elaine.
He leaves to mourn his loss one sister-in-law, Rita Cornelson; two sons, Rick Porter and Tom Porter; one daughter, Patty Porter-Brumley and husband David; grandchildren, Whitney and husband Joseph, Michael and girlfriend Nina, and Heather and PJ; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Red Cross at www.red cross.org or the charity of your choice.
A viewing will be held today, Nov. 29, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, Oklahoma City. Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at The Village United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Garber Cemetery, Garber, Okla.
(Submitted by family)
We celebrate the life of Gaylon M. Porter, 88.
Mathresa Ann Weaver
Mathresa Ann Weaver, 32, CNA and substitute teacher, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
She is survived by her parents, Raymond and Ann Meritt; children, Arick and Allison Weaver; stepchildren, Alec and Austin Weaver; brother, James Meritt, all of Wichita.
Mathresa was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Everett and Ruby Meritt and maternal grandparents, Bob and Vivian Yoho.
No public visitation. A Celebration of Life service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Smith Mortuary, Derby, Kan.
Frances Mae Jones Staggs
Funeral service for Frances Mae Jones Staggs, 89, of Enid, Okla., is 2 p.m. today, July 22, 2014, at Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Johnny Wray will officiate. Burial will follow at Hennessey Cemetery. Service is under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
Frances “Sis” was born April 29, 1925, to Bruce and Nellie Fauchier Jones in Brownville, Texas, and passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014.
She grew up in the Harmony community, southwest of Hennessey and attended Victory and Hennessey schools.
Frances was a member of Harmony Church.
H. Kenneth 'Kenny' Miller
H. Kenneth “Kenny” Miller, 92, of Welda, Kan., formerly of Garfield County, Okla., died Friday, July 18, 2014.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church in Aliceville, Kan.
He was born in Garfield County and married Norma Fay Wyman in 1941, in Douglas. They farmed in Covington until 1946. She died in 1989.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Lou Beopple of Garfield County.
Rick Allen Parkins
Memorial service for Rick Allen Parkins, 57, of Fairview, Okla., formerly of Edmond, Okla., will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Cedar Springs Church of the Nazarene, southwest of Fairview, with Terry Schaklaar officiating. Inurnment will be 9 a.m. at Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements by Fairview Funeral Home Inc.
Rick graduated from Fairview High School as Valedictorian in 1974. After graduation, he attended Oklahoma State University, graduating with honors. Rick was on the honor roll every year he attended OSU. While attending school at OSU, he was involved with the initial planning stages of the Glass Mountain State Park, northwest of Fairview. He traveled to London, England, often, where he loved to spend time and loved anything to do with plants, gardening and flowers.
Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at New Hopedale Mennonite Church. (Henninger-Hinson)
Funeral service for Charlene Pitcher, 77, will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Canton First Baptist Church. Interment will be 3:30 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery, Woodward. Visitation is Wednesday afternoon, July 23, and Thursday morning until 11 a.m. at Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.
Celebration of Life service for Aubery Howard will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Oakwood Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m. today, July 22, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements are by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Leona (Farrington) Dow
A private, family celebration of life service for Leona “Onie” Dow, 59, of Fairview, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc.
Rock Anthony Cozort
No service is planned for Rock Anthony Cozort, 52, of Forsyth, Mo., formerly of Waukomis. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks, Hollister, Mo.
Service pending with Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home, Henessey.
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