Obituaries

Tue
09
Feb

Evelyn Irene Diffendaffer-Giblet

Evelyn Irene Diffendaffer-Giblet was born south of Cordell, Oklahoma, on April 6, 1931. She departed this life peacefully in her sleep on February 8, 2016, in Collinsville, Oklahoma. She married the love of her life Carl Leroy Giblet on February 3, 1951, and was married 22 years until his death on November 7, 1973. Evelyn was a member of the Church of the First Born at Rocky, Oklahoma. Her passion in life was sitting at her sewing machine creating beautiful clothing and crafts. She also loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and special friends and family. Evelyn owned and operated Giblet Fireworks for 50 years with the help of generations of family and friends. She also worked at numerous jobs through the years in the community where she made lifelong friendships. Evelyn spent her last months living with her daughter Karla, son-in-law David, grandchildren, Grant and Caroline, and their dogs Spencer, Sophie, and Molly.

Tue
09
Feb

J. Frank Parman

J. Frank Parman died at home in Norman February 5, 2016, after a long illness. Parman was a self-employed typesetter, a freelance writer and graphic artist, a playwright and poet, and a serious photographer. As a book publisher he is credited with over three dozen books. Most of them are poetry books for the nonprofit organization Cottonwood Arts Foundation using the imprint of the Point Riders Press founded in Norman in 1974. A believer in doing it yourself, Parman's skills included most aspects of book publishing. After twenty years in non-profit book publication, he researched a literary history of Oklahoma, from 1920 through 1945. Parman was the author of 14 produced plays, including one for educational television, one issued on an LP record, and one adaptation for radio. His book publications include Daybook of Western Heroes: poems from an outlaw calendar, and, as coauthor with Arn Henderson and Dortha Henderson, Architecture in Oklahoma: Landmark and Vernacular.

Tue
09
Feb

Pat Nichols

Pat Nichols of Cordell, died at the age of 82, in Oklahoma City, on February 9, 2016. Services are pending with Musick- Varner Funeral Home of Cordell. 

Tue
02
Feb

Roy Lavern Boggs

Roy Lavern Boggs was born February 24, 1927, to Herman and Eva Lee (Morris) Boggs on the farm southeast of Cordell, and passed away January 28, 2016, at the Integris Edmond Hospital at the age of 88. Roy was raised on the farm and attended school in Cordell. During his senior year Roy was drafted to serve in Europe during WWII. After his stint in the Army, Roy came back to Cordell, finished high school, and graduated in 1948. On November 30, 1956, Roy married the love of his life, Mattie “Pat” Robinson. Roy and Pat were married for 59 years until his death. Roy was a lifelong farmer. He had several different jobs at the elevator, sale barn, and the Rocky Gin, but his passion was farming. He truly enjoyed his life as a farmer and all his hobbies were focused around farming and cattle. He enjoyed going to cattle sales and farm auctions. Roy loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchild. He enjoyed visiting and spending time with them.

Tue
26
Jan

Bill O. Price

Bill O. Price, a retired Beechcraft Raytheon manager, passed away January 24, 2016, at his Augusta home after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Gotebo, Oklahoma, on September 30, 1933. Bill grew up on farms of parents Orville and Jewell Price in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma. After graduation from Cloud Chief he attended Oklahoma University on a baseball scholarship. At OU he chose to enlist in R.O.T.C. and after graduation he served as an officer in the Army. Upon discharge he took employment with Boeing in Wichita. This was followed by other aerospace corporations, Thiokol, Douglas, Litton, and finally Beechcraft. In 1962, he married Carolyn Cash in Augusta, who survives as does his two sons, David Cash (Deborah) of Yukon, Oklahoma, and John (Kristine) of Augusta. He was always an avid OU fan and enjoyed playing golf. In retirement he enjoyed reading western books and trading books with new friends.
Tue
26
Jan

Phyllis Williams

Phyllis Williams was born May 14, 1956, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Daphne Rose and James Leonidas Vanderford. She passed away January 23, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 59 years, eight months and nine days. Phyllis attended schools in Greenhem Common, England, Mountain Home, Idaho, and Tampa, Florida, before moving to Burns Flat, Oklahoma, in 1967, where she graduated in 1974. She married Clyde Keith Williams at Burns Flat, Oklahoma, on March 24, 1973. Together Phyllis and Clyde made their home in Burns Flat where they currently reside. Clyde and Phyllis had four loving children, Michael, Alisha, Erick, and Cole, who were very active students and graduates of Burns Flat High School as well. Phyllis went back to school at Western Oklahoma VoTech where she received certificates in the commercial culinary program and also the business program.

Tue
26
Jan

Windell Bryan Dunlap

Windell Bryan Dunlap was born November 14, 1942, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to H.B. and Anna Lucille (Gibson) Dunlap. He passed away unexpectedly on January 20, 2016, in Cordell, Oklahoma, at the age of 73. Windell was raised in Oklahoma, and the family moved to Dill City in 1959. He graduated from Dill City High School in 1960, then attended Southwestern in Weatherford. On June 25, 1965, Windell married the love of his life, Miss Vicky Brown. They made their home in Cordell, where they raised their children. Windell served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict as a Drill Instructor. He also worked several years for Leo Leeper’s Furniture Store on the courthouse square. He managed United Supermarket until 1972, when he opened Dunlap Body Shop in Cordell, and ran it until his death. Windell was an avid cowboy and served many years as president of the Cordell Round Up Club. He enjoyed reading, watching television, and spending time restoring his 1958 red Chevy Impala.
Tue
26
Jan

JD Dobbs

JD Dobbs was born July 8, 1935, in Putnam, Oklahoma, to Aaron and Flora Dobbs. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family, at his daughter’s house, in Sharon, Oklahoma, after a lengthy illness, at the age of 80. JD was raised in Kiowa County, north of Hobart. As a young child he attended school in Hobart. He started his law enforcement career with the Hobart Police Department in the mid 1960’s. Shortly thereafter he began his career as a police officer at the Cordell Police Department. After serving a few years, JD was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police by Eby Don Walters. After serving his community in this capacity he was appointed and later elected to Chief of Police, a position he held for many years. After his retirement in Cordell, JD went to work for the Sentinel Police Department. He worked there for four years, as Assistant Chief of Police.

Tue
19
Jan

Adalou Penner

Tue
19
Jan

Juanita Hill

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