The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Obituaries

March 1, 2014

Michael “Mike” Danahy

Published 3-1-14

ENID, OK — A memorial service for Michael “Mike” Danahy, 59, of Enid, Okla., will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Keith Miller officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the funeral home.

Mike was born Aug. 19, 1954, in Enid to John M. and Geneva Allen Danahy and passed away Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2014, at Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Oklahoma City.

Mike grew up in Enid and graduated from Enid High School in 1972. He attended and graduated from Phillip University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Mike started his career as a patrolman in 1977 and was promoted to detective sergeant in 1980. Mike was promoted to captain in 1982 and retired in 1998 as the assistant to the chief. He held the position of hostage negotiator, Public Information Officer, Professional Standards Investigator, Civil Service Commission Secretary and various other positions. He continued his service to the Enid community as the General Manager of the Enid Public Transportation Authority from 1998 to 2003, where he was responsible for every aspect of the Enid Transit. Mike was the director of the city of Enid’s Juvenile Services Division from 2003 to February 2007. Mike later went to work for the Community Intervention Center/Juvenile Services Manager from February 2007 to December 2007. Mike was with Youth and Family Services of North Central Oklahoma from December 2007 to present, where he was the First Time Offender Coordinator, whose duties included working with the city attorney, Garfield County Juvenile and the Office of Juvenile Affairs in making court-ordered referrals to the program. Mike served as a board of director for Child Advocacy Council, Enid Police Civil Service Commission chairman, FTOP Statewide Subcommittee, a past member of Enid Public School Foundation, past board member of the Salvation Army, past campaign coordinator for the City of Enid United Way and past chairman of Sandra Beasley Independent Living Center board of directors.

Mike married April Craddock on Nov. 11, 1989, in Enid. Mike and April enjoyed their time together, making music and having fun.

Mike is survived by his wife, April; three daughters, Melissa Danahy, Jennifer Danahy and fiancé Clint Zacharias, and Sarah Dyer and husband Erick; seven grandchildren, Rebekah, Jazmin, Jade, Rylee, Gavin, Eli and Dakota; a brother, John (Jay) Danahy and wife Rosetta; a sister, Pat Lawver and husband Wayne; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Thelma Leonard and Leona Radcliff; and a grandson, Kaleb.

Memorials may be made to Youth and Family Services with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.   

Mike will be dearly missed for all he did to help in our community. We will miss his affinity for Paul McCartney and his spot-on renditions of Cat Stephens and most of all will miss his friendship. Mike was an extremely solid guy who embodied integrity. Those who loved him and worked with him were blessed to experience his humor, kindness and reliability. Our world needs more like him.

Condolences may be made online at www.ladusau evans.com.

(Submitted by family)

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Loren Pollard.jpg Loren Pollard

    Funeral for Loren Pollard, 84, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Hennessey, officiated by the Rev. Keith Wilkerson. Burial will follow at Dover Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home, Hennessey.
    Loren was born in Lovell on April 28, 1930, to Jack and Velma Sample Pollard and died Monday July 21, 2014, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid.
    He was a member of Marshall Masonic Lodge, Kingfisher County Cattlemen’s Association, and was on the board of directors of Kingfisher Bank and Trust.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Evelyn Traynor 1.jpg Evelyn Marie Fuxa Traynor

    Mass of Christian burial for Evelyn Marie Fuxa Traynor, 82-year-old Enid resident, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Rajesh Mankena will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
    Our dear wife, mother and grandmother left us on Monday, July 21, 2014. Evelyn was the last of her family of John A. and Mary C. Fuxa.
    Also preceding her was Ernest who died in World war II, Henry, Virgil, Benny and Louise Conrady.
    She is survived by her loving husband, R.A. “Skeeter” and children, Linda and husband Randy Fuller of Enid and son, Dennis Traynor of Waukomis and friend Cindy Zaloudek of Tulsa. Evelyn’s grandchildren of whom she was so proud are Justin and Lauren Traynor of Yukon, Okla., Dr. Megan Traynor of Rochester, Minn., Allison Traynor RN and fiancee’ Cody Daniels of Edmond, Okla., and Stephen Fuller of Oklahoma City.
    Evelyn was born Aug. 11, 1931, in Bison, Okla., and graduated from Wakoumis in 1947. She was basketball homecoming queen, played sports and helped work the family farm.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Gerald E. Murray

    Funeral for Gerald E. Murray, 75-year-old Enid resident, will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Vernon Lee will officiate. Burial will follow at Enid Cemetery.
    Gerald was born Sept. 12, 1938, in Enid, Okla., to Lee and Jesse (Campbell) Murray and died Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home in Enid.
    At age 16, Gerald started working for the Frisco Railroad, which later became Burlington Northern. He served in many capacities with the railroad, retiring after 38 years of service.
    He served in the National Guard.
    On Aug. 24, 1959, he married Lois Colvard in Aurora, Mo. The couple made their home in Enid, where he attended Gospel Light Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman, liked playing card games and listening to music. But he mostly enjoyed spending time with his family.

    July 22, 2014

  • Charlene Pitcher

    Funeral service for Charlene Pitcher will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Canton First Baptist Church. Interment is 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.

    July 22, 2014

  • Duglas Earl Roach

    Funeral service for Duglas Earl Roach, 68, of Dacoma, will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva, followed by a private interment.
    Duglas Earl of Dacoma, Okla., was born to Vynone (Pullan) and Floyd Roach on August 8, 1945 in Alva, Okla. He passed away on July 19, 2014, in Oklahoma City at the age of 68 years, 10 months and 11 days.
    Duglas attended The Alva School System until he joined the Army on Sept. 11, 1962, later receiving his GED while with USAR Control GP (Reinforcement) USA Admin Center St. Louis, Mo., and Btry A 4th Msl Bn (MH) 7th Arty Bergstrom AFB Texas ARADCOM and was discharged on Sept. 30, 1965.
    On July 3, 1992, he was married to Clara Mathews in Globe, Ariz.

    July 22, 2014

  • Robert 'Bob" E. Chester

    Willow View United Methodist Church will conduct the service.

    July 22, 2014

  • Jerry Dwayne Cole

    Service pending with Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service and Cremation Directors.

    July 22, 2014

  • Mathresa Anne Weaver.jpg 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.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Frances Mae staggs).jpg 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.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 21, 2014