The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Obituaries

January 25, 2008

Obituaries for 1-26-08

JANTZ, Gertrude, 88, of Goltry. Services pending with Lanman Funeral Home, Helena.



DONALD WESLEY LOWDER

The funeral for Donald Wesley Lowder, 83, of Ringwood will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Fairview Funeral Home chapel. Bishop George Curtis will officiate. Arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc. There will be no public viewing. Friends may sign the book at the funeral home.

He was born Dec. 28, 1924, in Fairview to John Wesley and Caroline Elsie Rowley Lowder and died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Fairview Regional Medical Center, Fairview.

He graduated from Fairview High School in 1941. He joined the Navy and served on the LST 339 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was discharged in 1945 as a second lieutenant. He returned to Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma A&M; in Stillwater. He received a bachelor’s degree in business. He married Jewel Glee Willits Feb. 23, 1947, in Pratt, Kan. He taught at Hazelton, Kan., then returned to Oklahoma and taught at schools in Northwest Oklahoma, and later in New Mexico. He taught math and science and was an administrator for 25 years. He was a millwright in Utah and in Oklahoma. He earned two master’s degrees and was a rancher. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, was a branch president and served in other capacities in the church. He was a member of American Legion King Hagan Post 51 and AA.

Surviving are one son, John Lowder of Ringwood; one daughter, Kathryn Duffy of Guymon; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Jewel, he was preceded in death by one daughter and one brother.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the charity of choice.

Condolences may be made online at www.fairviewfuner alhomeinc.com.



DR. RALPH LELAND BULLER

The funeral for Dr. Ralph Leland Buller, 77, of Hydro ,will be 3 p.m. Monday in Bethel Mennonite Church, Hydro. Raymond Unruh, pastor will officiate. Burial will be 10 a.m. in Saron Mennonite Cemetery, Orienta. Arrangements are by Lockstone Funeral Home, Weatherford. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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