Connie Ruth Wood
Connie Ruth Wood, 62, of Norman,
Oklahoma, died Friday, February 7, 2003, in
Norman, Oklahoma. Graveside Services will be
held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2003
at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis, Oklahoma,
with Rev. Richard Stephens officiating.
Pallbearers will be Danny Wood, Toby Thomas,
Jared Jansing, Danny Wood II, Taylor Everett,
Brandy Johnson and Boone Johnson. Honorary
Bearer will be Greg Jansing. Services are under
the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Wood was born July 12, 1940 in Woodland, Oklahoma,
to Alton and Vera Vivian Stephens Johnson. She graduated from
high school in Woodland, OK. Connie married Douglas "Woody"
Wood in 1957. They moved to Ratliff City, Oklahoma and came to
Norman in 1969 from Edmond. She was a member of Immanuel
Baptist Church in Norman.
Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her parents and
husband, Douglas "Woody" Wood. Survivors include a son, Danny
Wood and wife, Rhonda, of Norman; two daughters, Teresa Thomas
of Norman and Kellye West of Norman; two brothers, Terry Johnson
and wife, Carolyn, of Sulphur, OK and Steve Johnson and wife,
Becky, of Sulphur, OK; an aunt, Lula Schilling, of Davis, OK; and six
grandchildren, Andrea Wood, Bobbie Everett, Danny Wood II, Toby
Thomas, Jared Jansing and Jenny Jansing.
Jay Carlton Cox Sr.
Jay Carlton Cox, Sr., 48, of Norman,
passed away Monday, January 12, 2004 after
an extended battle with Hepatis C. Memorial
Services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of
Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman,
Jay was born November 4, 1955 in Oklahoma City to Harold
G. and Geraldine L. Cox. Jay was a 1975 graduate of Norman High
School, and attended O.U He was the Vice President of American-
First Abstract Company. Jay enjoyed playing music, boating and jet
skiing at the lake, and collecting rocks.
Jay is survived by his parents; his son, Jay Carlton Cox, II, of
Norman; his grandmother, Juanita D. Phelps, of Oklahoma City; and
his sisters, Jana K. Leavey of Norman, and Carla J. Hawkins of
The family requests that friends share the life of their loved
ones by considering the precious gift of organ donation.
William G. (Bill) Black
William G. (Bill) Black, 88, of Norman, Oklahoma, died
Tuesday, January 6, 2004 in Norman, Oklahoma. Funeral Services
will be held at 1:30 P.M. Friday, January 9, 2004 at Havenbrook
Funeral Home Chapel in Norman with Gene Claflin officiating and
Reverend Jerry Hooper assisting. Interment will follow at the Sunset
Memorial Park Cemetery, 2301 East Indian Hills Road in Norman,
Oklahoma. Pallbearers will be Paul Bruel Jack Martin, Jack Wyatt,
Paul Clark, David Lindsay and Ed Vesey. Services are under the
direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma.
William was born in Lehigh, Iowa to William J and Letha
Black. He lived his early life in Iowa and South Dakota. As a young
man he was always involved in helping other young men and women
with their personal problems. This later became a career in the
newspaper business, teaching pre-teens and older youth the values of
managing their personal affairs and the economics of their lives. He
married Dee Gorrell in Omaha, Nebraska on March 28, 1949.
William spent years with the Des Moines Register, The Oklahoma
Publishing Company and the Norman Transcript. William was a
veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marines and served during World War
II. He retired from the Norman Transcript in 1978 and spent time
with his wife, Dee and three special friends "RV-ing" around
America. William was beautifully born again in 1953 in Duncan,
Oklahoma and has conducted his life according to the scriptures and
his God given conscience. He was a member of Grace Covenant
Church in Norman.
William was preceded in death by his parents and brother,
Ellsworth Luckhurst. Survivors include his wife, Dee of the home;
daughter, Pat Landsberger and husband, Bill of Coralles, N.M.; sister,
B. J. Towner of Oklahoma City,; grandson. Rick Landsberger and
wife, Anne of Whitehaus, TX; and three great-grandchildren, Neil
Landsberger and Eric and Monica Stanton of Whitehaus, TX.
James Polk Raney
James Polk Raney, 70, of Norman, Oklahoma, died Thursday,
January 2, 2003 in Norman, Oklahoma. Funeral Services will be held
at 10:30 A.M., Monday, January 6, 2003 at Alameda Baptist Church
in Norman, Oklahoma with Reverend Phillip Ratliff officiating.
Graveside Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Greenhill
Cemetery in Lindsay, Oklahoma with full military honors.
Pallbearers will be John Black, Robert Looney, Billy Ray Pettus,
Bobby Warren, Jessie Wetherington and Jimmy Wilks. Services are
under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman,
Mr. Raney was born August 27, 1932 in Lindsay, Oklahoma,
to Bud and Halley Esther Stinnett Raney. He grew up in the Lindsay,
Oklahoma area. He served twenty-two years in the U.S. Army
achieving the rank of E-8. Mr. Raney married Mathilde Suss on June
22, 1958. They moved to Norman from Lindsay, Oklahoma in
1972. He worked for York Manufacturing in the fabrication
department for twenty-two years. Mr. Raney also worked a short time
for Norman Public Schools. He was a member of the Norman
Masonic Lodge, the Norman York Rite Bodies, the Norman
Commandery, and the Elks Lodge in Lindsay He was also a member
of the Alameda Baptist Church in Norman.
Mr. Raney was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors
include his wife, Hilde of the home; one daughter, Julie Beck and
husband, Randy of Norman, OK; one sister, Brenda Slay of Lindsay,
OK; three brothers, Floyd Raney and wife, Peggy of Maysville, OK,
Buddy Raney and wife, Helen of Norman, OK and Roy Raney of
Noble, OK; four granchildren, Randi, Robyn, Lake and Ryan Beck;
a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to made to the trust fund for the
James Raney Grandchildren at Bank of Oklahoma at 3550 W. Main,
Norman, OK 73072.
Harvey S. Bohn
Harvey S. Bohn, 84, of Norman, Oklahoma
died Saturday, January 10, 2003 in
Norman. Funeral Services will be held at
10:00 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2003 at
the Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel in
Norman, with Chaplin Harry Smith
officiating. Interment will follow at the
Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in
Norman, Oklahoma. Services are under the
direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of
Mr. Bohn was born April 15, 1918 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to James
W. and Anna Mazich Bohn. He was a World War II Veteran, serving
with the 104th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion in the S. W. Pacific
Islands. He was a civilian employee of Olmstead Air Force Base in
Middletown, Pennsylvania until it closed in 1967 and he transferred
to Tinker Air Force Base. Harvey retired in 1974 as Chief of
Production Control Branch, Electronics and Armament Division after
thirty three years of service. He was a Lutheran. He enjoyed
woodworking, travel and his family.
Mr. Bohn was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his
wife of 59 years, Anna; daughters, Catherine Witten and husband,
Ted of Norman, Oklahoma and Patricia Choate and husband, Rick of
Mission, Texas; grandchildren, Anne Shaffer and husband, Jim, of
Broken Arrow, Beth Witten of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Andy, Danny and
Jennifer Choate of Mission, Texas and one great-grandson, Brandon
Shaffer of Broken Arrow; sisters, Madaline Manfred, Sophia
Shughart, Joyce Williams and husband, Lew, Joanne Kimmel and
husband, Richard; brother-in-law, Paul Mazich and wife, Gloria;
sister-in-law, Alice Mazich, all of Norman.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Norman or the
American Diabetes Association.
Michael David Fitzgerald
Michael David Fitzgerald, 51, of Norman, died Saturday,
January 4, 2002 in Norman, Oklahoma. Memorial Services will be
held at 3:00p.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at the Havenbrook
Funeral Home Chapel in Norman, with Mr. John Gifford officiating.
Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of
Mr. Fitzgerald was born May 17, 1951 in Edmond, Oklahoma
to Tom and Vella Mae Moore Fitzgerald. He grew up in Ardmore,
Oklahoma where he was raised by his grandmother, the late, Minnie
Dillard Franklin. He attended Ardmore Public Schools and also
attended Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Afterward,
he attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where he studied
Special Education and received Summa Cum Laude and was a
member of the Golden Key Honor Society. Michael married Carolyn
Pruitt on March 27, 1970 in Gainsville, Texas. He moved to Norman
form Ardmore in 1975. He played in the band "Xcentrix", as lead
guitarist, was a computer consultant and an oil and gas broker.
Mr. Fitzgerald was preceded in death by his father-in-law,
Daniel Byrd Pruitt. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of the home;
one son Michael Cord Fitzgerald and fiancee, Joanne Reed, of
Norman, Oklahoma; one daughter, Carrie Mechelle Leonard and
husband, Jason of Norman, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Corbin
James Leonard and Colin Jake Leonard of Norman, Oklahoma and
mother-in-law, Mary Pruitt of Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Naomi "Nonny" Hyde
Naomi "Nonny" Hyde, 84, of
Norman, Oklahoma, died Monday, January
26, 2004, in Norman, Oklahoma. Funeral
Services will be held at 1:30 P.M.,
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at
Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel in
Norman with Reverend Catherine Bennett
and Chaplain Harry Smith officiating.
Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F
Cemetery in Norman, Oklahoma. Services are under the
direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Hyde was born June 28, 1919 in Mound City,
Kansas, to Samuel and Olive Gertrude (Walters) Burkhead. She
married Hugh Hyde on November 1, 1951 in Kansas City,
Missouri. They moved to Norman in 1992 from Warwick,
Mrs. Hyde was preceded in death by her parents, four
brothers and three sisters. Survivors include her husband, Hugh,
of the home; son, Randy Hyde and wife, Kay of Fairless Hills,
PA; two daughters, Candace Clements of New York City, NY
and Jennifer Starr and husband, Greg, of Sugarland, TX; niece,
Barbara Young and husband, L.C., of Norman, OK; nephew,
L.A. "Butch" Dougherty of Maui, Hawaii; sister-in-law, Polly
Burkhead and her son, Sam Burkhead of Norman, OK; and six
grandchildren, Caitlin, Meghan and Kelly Hyde, Katherine,
Blake and Josh Starr.
Margaret Louise (Meg) Long
Margaret Louise (Meg) Long, 61, of
Norman, Oklahoma, lost her fourteen year
battle with breast cancer on January 8, 2004.
Family will greet family and friends from 6:00
- 9:00 P.M. on Monday, January 12, 2004 at
Havenbroook Funeral Home. Funeral Services
will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, January
13, 2004 at St. Michaelís Episcopal Church,
1601 Imhoff, Norman, Oklahoma with The
Rev. Dr. A. Richard Bullock, retired, Portland,
Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery
in Norman, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of
Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma.
Meg was born on April 11, 1942 to Mary Grace (Barnard) and
Frederick Lincoln Manser in Mishawaka, Indiana. Meg spent most of
her life in service to the public. She first joined the Assistance League
of Norman, rising through the ranks to become President of the
Norman Chapter. Her special passion was Operation School Bell.
In 1989, she contracted breast cancer. In her fight against cancer, she
found her real purpose in life. She served as an officer first of the
Norman Chapter and later as a member of the Regional Board of the
American Cancer Society. But her greatest contribution was the hours
she spent making speeches at cancer events as well as counseling
newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. More recently, she served on
the cancer Independent Review Board of the University of Oklahoma
Heath Sciences Center.
Meg is survived by a husband Joseph C. Long, two sons,
Frederick (Rick) Howard Long, of Richmond, Virginia, and his wife
Susan and James (Jim) Edward Long and his wife, Kathryn of
Orlando, Florida.; and two grand-daughters, Nicole and Alexis Long.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to
either American Cancer Society, Norman Chapter or The Assistance
League of Norman.
Mary Frances "Willie" West
Mary Frances "Willie" West, 77, of Norman, Oklahoma left
us on Saturday evening, January 17, 2004, and is now present with
the Lord. Services for Mary Frances "Willie" West will be held at
1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 21, 2004, at the First Christian Church
in Norman with Reverend David Spain officiating. Interment will
follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Pallbearers will be Charles Sarratt, Vic Hayes, Tom Hoisington, John
West, Neil West and Jim Hayes. Services are under the direction of
Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma.
Willie was born May 28, 1926, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. The
only daughter of Clyde and Mary Perretta Willis, Willie spent her
childhood in Ardmore and Lawton, graduating from Lawton High
School in 1944. Willie went on to spend two years at the Oklahoma
College for Women in Chickasha, (now USAO), then transferred to
the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated in 1948 with a BA
in Music. While attending OU, Willie met Stanley B. West, and they
married on August 14, 1948. Willie and Stan lived in several parts of
the United States, including Minnesota and California, before
returning to live in Norman in 1965. Willie used her musical talents
to teach others to play the piano, and her love of music was a constant
in her life. Willie and Stan raised two sons, Tom West and Ted West.
Willie was a USAO Alumni Association Executive Board
Director, and a member of the First Christian Church of Norman. She
was also active in other organizations, including the Friendship
Garden Club, the ExLibris Book Club and the Library Book Club.
Willie was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and
was a very good friend to many. She loved to quilt, tat, knit and
crochet, to tend her garden, and to take care of her family.
Willie is survived by her husband, Stan; son, Tom West and wife,
Jeanne, and their children, Kate and Stan West II, from Wayne, PA;
son Ted West and wife, Jane, and their children, Ryanne, Lauren and
Blaine, all from Oklahoma City.
She was a rock; the glue that held it all in place, and now we must
mend the break as best we can until we join her in heaven. She will
be sorely missed and always loved and remembered.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a
memorial donation to the Mary Frances West Scholarship Fund at USAO.