ENID, Okla. —
April 14, 1930—Nov. 19, 2013
Roy “Gib” Rainey was born in Enid, Okla., the son of Tom Gilbert Rainey and Mildred (Hartman) Rainey.
He was married to Patricia Camp Rainey on April 29, 1955, in Waukomis, Okla., at Waukomis Christian Church .
Gib attended school in Enid and graduated from Waukomis High School in 1947. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in geology. He also pursued other educational studies by completing all requirements for a master of arts in public administration at the Kellogg Center, University of Oklahoma; Graduate School Arizona State University in public administration; paralegal certificate, Idaho State University; and graduated from the U.S. Park Service Academy in Yosemite National Park, California.
He served his country during the Korean War by enlisting in the Navy and was honorably discharged as an Aerographer’s Mate, Third Class.
Gib started his work career at the city of Enid Waterworks Department before starting higher education endeavors. Most of his life was spent in two fascinating occupations during his life. First was his service in Public Administration of Parks and Recreation. This started in Norman, where he was director of Parks and Recreation. While there, he served as Norman Director of Budget and Personnel and Assistant and Acting City Manager. For five years, he serviced in the U.S. National Park Service, Grand Canyon, Ariz., as a park ranger and supervisor ranger at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona.
The second part of his career path was in city administration. He served as city manager and/or administrator in a variety of cities in the west or northwest United States. These included: Glenwood Springs, Colo., Soda Springs, Idaho, Brookings, Ore., and Sun Valley, Idaho. It was here that he and Pat retired and lived on an island near Seattle, Wash., and later in Enid, Okla.
It wasn’t long before he was lured to serve interim city manager positions in Woodinville, Wash., Cordell, Okla., Anadarko, Okla., Okeene, Okla., and Perry, Okla. In 2008, he permanently retired to his home in Enid.
Gib belonged to many professional organizations and served as past president of the Sons and Daughters of the Cherokee Strip. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Grand Canyon, Ariz., a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Gib is survived by his wife, Pat, and Popy, his little dog of the home; daughter, Kathleen Plummer of Oklahoma City; sons, David Rainey and wife Barbara of Reno, Nev., and Phillip Rainey and wife Gretchen of Oceanside, Calif.; sister, Sydney Rainey of Enid; grandsons, Roy Don Plummer and wife Sara of New York, Ryan Plummer of San Francisco, Calif., David Plummer and wife Erin of Minneapolis, Minn., Nate Plummer of Oklahoma City, and Tom and Daniel Rainey of Reno, Nev.; granddaughter, Skye Rainey of California; three great grandchildren, Lewis and Jenna Plummer, New York, and William Plummer, Minnesota; extended family, Kay and Dan Dillingham and family of Enid, John and Pat Camp and family of Lubbock, Texas, and Rick and Annie Camp and family of Houston, Texas; and a host of friends across the country.
Gib was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws John “Happy” Camp and wife Vera, formerly of Waukomis, and grandparents, George and Luretta (Gilbert) Rainey and Roy and Alyce (Hulen) Hartman.
The family plans a memorial celebration at a later time.
Gib’s last wish was to drive his home made Model T in the Cherokee Strip Parade in September and he did it!
Memorials may be made in his name to Enid SPCA, Enid Hospice Circle of Love, OMRF, cancer division, or a charity of choice.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www. EnidCremation.com.
(Submitted by family)
ENID, Okla. —
April 14, 1930—Nov. 19, 2013
Harold C. Jones
Funeral service for Harold C. Jones will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Alva Church of God. The Rev. Bob Brown and Chuck Lightfoot will officiate. Interment will be in Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.
Harold C. Jones, a longtime resident and businessman of Alva, Okla., passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2013. Harold was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Roosevelt, Calif., to John David (JD) Jones and Mary Elizabeth Brown Jones.
Harold entered the U.S. Army on Sept. 28, 1950. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 6, 1952.
Harold married Laura Jane Morris Achemire on Nov. 8, 1952, in Clayton N.M. They had two children: stepson, Roy Achemire, and daughter, Brenda Sue Jones Nusser.
Harold managed Ken’s Truck Stop, where Ampride is today, and then Ken’s Sport Shop. He owned the Western Motel for two years and an antique and used furniture store before retiring to full-time buying, repairing, selling and trading.
Colleen Maxine Milledge Johnson
Colleen Maxine Milledge Johnson, 83, passed from this world to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 9, 2014, surrounded by her family at Greenbrier Nursing Home, Enid, Okla. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at First Christian Church, Perryton, Texas, officiated by the Revs. Dan Anderson and Tracy Wilson. Burial will follow in Ochiltree Cemetery, Perryton, Texas. A visitation for family and friends will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Boxwell Brother’s Funeral Home. Also, a Celebration of Life memorial service will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Oakwood Christian Church, Enid, Okla.
Colleen was born June 18, 1930, to Andrew Franklin and Ruby Faye Milledge in Perryton. She was the first baby born in Ochiltree County Hospital and attended school in Twitchell, Perryton, and Colorado Women’s College in Denver, Colo.
Johnny Louie Conley
Johnny Louie Conley, of Enid, Okla., died Friday, March 7, 2014, at age 80, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid of complications following a stroke. His immediate family members and other loved ones were by his bedside when he died.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Christian Church of the Covenant in Enid. The Rev. Pat Sutherlin will officiate. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Johnny was born Nov. 4, 1933, on the family farm, located near Midway Corner, west of Fairview. His parents were Lou Earl Conley and Grace Sterling Conley.
The family moved to Fairview a few years later, where he graduated from Fairview High School. During high school he worked in the Buick auto dealership of his future father-in-law, Walter James.
After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and entered military service in 1953.
Gerald Eugene 'Gary' Tuttle
A come-and-go visitation with family to honor Gary Tuttle will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Aline Senior Center. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Helena.
Patricia Ring Romero
Service for Patricia Ring Romero, 80, of Tulsa, Okla., will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel, Tulsa. She died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Tulsa.
Billie D. Brooks
Visitation with the family of Billie D. Brooks, 80, formerly of Enid, Okla., will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, Ill. A private burial will be held at a later date in Rosehill Cemetery in Whittier, Calif.
Audrey Mae Abshire
Funeral service for Audrey Mae Abshire, 84, of Canton, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Canton Christian Church. Interment will follow in Canton Cemetery. Arrangements by Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.
Edward E. Schultz
Service pending with Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
Thomas Jones Arnold
Visitation and viewing for Thomas Arnold, 60, of Carmen, will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Johnny l. Conley
Funeral service for Johnny l. Conley, 80, of Enid, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Christian Church of the Covenant.
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