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Alice Elizabeth Corley

Alice Elizabeth Corley, age 82, died peacefully at her home in Yukon on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Alice Elizabeth Corley

She was born Sept. 28, 1931 in Meridian, Mass. to Edward Harrilson and Amy G. (Davis) Thompson and grew up in Alexandria, La. She was a graduate of Bolton High School. She moved to Oklahoma City from Tulsa in 1971 and to Yukon in 2000. She was retired from Tinker AFB, where she had worked many years, retiring in 1995. Alice was a Methodist and was very active in Toastmasters International. She had served in many different capacities and offices, from local club level to state officer.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three husbands, Russell L. Barber, Robert M. Terry and Ansel L. Corley. Also by one grandson, Corey Barber, and two brothers, Johnny and Eddie.

Survivors include two sons, David Barber and wife Latricia of Yukon; Michael Terry and wife Dorrie of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley, Candace and Johnny; and seven great grandchildren. Also by two sisters, Lorraine Graham and husband Charles of Sand Springs and Amy Lee Kinser and husband Roy of Claremore.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 5 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment following in Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula, Oklahoma. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

 

Alton Eugene ‘Buddy’ Poindexter

Buddy Poindexter was born in Grandfield, Okla. on March 26, 1947 to Robert Elsworth Poindexter and Louella (Atteberry) Poindexter.

Alton Eugene ‘Buddy’ Poindexter

He was raised in rural southeast Oklahoma with seven siblings. He left home at 16 to find his path starting in the oilfield. Throughout his life he held many jobs, including construction, teacher, police officer, and truck driver but always returning to the oil field.

In March of 1968, he married Barbara Justus and they had two children. In April of 1993 he remarried Linda Phillips and assumed the role of father of her two children.

While building a home in Mustang he worked all across the country as an oil field consultant.  When at home, he spent his time working on his property, gardening and playing with his dogs. After a long battle with illness he passed peacefully on May 2, 2014 surrounded by family.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, sister, and one grandchild.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Poindexter of Mustang; daughter, Nancy Fields and husband Jeff of Oklahoma City; son, Roy Don “Tex”  Ekstrom and wife Tami of Wichita, Kan.; step-daughter, Jennifer Phillips of Oklahoma  City; and step-son, Clayton Phillips and wife Laura of Bridge Creek.

He was also survived by brothers and sisters Joy Harris of Mustang, Chester White and wife Barbara of Hot Springs AR., Goldie Powell and husband Delbert of Colgate, Okla., Karon Parker and husband Curtis of Ravia, Okla., Marlene House of Oklahoma City, Danny Ross White of Atoka, Okla. and Jerry Poindexter and wife Patricia of Lufkin, Texas.

Eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family also survived him.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment following in Mustang Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

 

 

Elmer “Jack” Cambio

Elmer “Jack” Cambio, age 82, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in an Oklahoma City hospital after a time of declining health.

Elmer “Jack” Cambio

He was born Dec. 26, 1931 in Warwick, RI to Albert and Doris S. (Henry) Cambio. Jack grew up in Rocky Point, RI and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked many years in refineries and on pipelines as a pipe insulator. He retired from Aamaco Oil Co. in 1997 at which time he moved to Mustang. He was an active member of Westgate Christian Assembly in Yukon and worked with Gideons International doing prison ministry at FCI in El Reno. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved horses. He was preceded in death by his parents, three infant daughters and four brothers.

Survivors include his wife Linda of the home; two sons, Steve Cambio and wife Ann Marie of Tewksbury, Mass. and Chris Cambio and wife Chandy of Yukon; four grandchildren, Gina, Vince, Nick and Zane; and one great grandson, Jordan. Also by two brothers Albert and Ronnie, one sister Doreen, all of Rhode Island.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at Westgate Christian Assembly in Yukon. Entombment with military honors will be at Ft. Sill National Cemetery, Elgin. Arrangements are by McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Virgil “Roy” Sharp

Virgil “Roy” Sharp, age 86, died peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, April 20, 2014 in an Oklahoma City health facility.

Virgil Roy Sharp

He was born Feb. 21, 1928 in Moore to Virgil H. and Ina N. (Brown) Sharp. Roy grew up until his teenage years in Oklahoma City and then moved with his family to Bakersfield, Calif., where he lived until 1961 when he returned to Oklahoma.  He was a truck driver by trade and lived in Pauls Valley, Moore and Mustang. While in Pauls Valley, he served as a reserve deputy for the Garvin County Sherriff’s department. He attended the Nazarene Church.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lorena; granddaughter, Debra, one sister, Edna and five brothers, Ramond, Lee, Harold, Mike and Randy.

He is survived by one son, Ken Sharp and wife Gaya of Rogers, Ark., two daughters, Jeannie Loyd and husband Bob, and Patty Land, both of Mustang. Also by eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, sister, Paula Sharp of Bakersfield, Calif. and a host of other relatives and friends, including special buddies Bob Tabor and Bob Kimble.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to your favorite charity or hospice. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25 in the Memorial Pavilion at Mustang Cemetery. Arrangements will be under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Eddie LeeRoy Fields

Eddie LeeRoy Fields, age 84, died Monday, April 21, 2014 after a period of declining health.

Eddie LeeRoy Fields

He was born Oct. 31, 1929 in Gotebo, Okla. to Lloyd and Lillian (Grant) Fields. He grew up the community of Lake Valley, Okla. and was a graduate of Lake Valley High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Eddie attended Central State College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He taught at Capitol Hill High School for 19 years before going to work for Teacher’s Credit Union, retiring in 1991. He was a longtime member of Wheatland United Methodist Church. He loved to work in his garden and was an avid Sooner sports fan.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents and wife Alma.

He is survived by four sons, Eddie Lloyd of Houston, Michael Wayne and wife Brenda of Loveland, Ohio, Larry Duane and wife Maggie of Mustang and Glen Ray of Oklahoma City. Also by six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one brother, Jimmy Fields of Yukon and one sister, June Williams of Hobart, Okla.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The Bella Foundation, P.O. Box 20035, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73156 or the American Lung Association.  Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5401 N. Brookline, Oklahoma City. Arrangements are by McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Julila Mae Ramay

Julila Mae Ramay, age 71, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Julila Mae Ramay

She was born Nov. 12, 1942 in Altus, Okla. to Julian and Anita (Jones) Cargile. She grew up in the Mangum area and attended school in Oklahoma City.  She was a cafeteria cook in the Oklahoma City public school system. She loved to travel and spend time with her family. Julila was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Ramay; son, Elvert L. Newton, II; and father, Julian Cargile.

She is survived by her mother, Anita Hill and husband Donald of Oklahoma City; daughter, Janet Hamilton and husband Jerry of Big Cabin, Okla.; sons, Randy Newton and wife Kimberley of Kingston, Okla., Thomas Newton and wife Elaine of Daulphin, Ga., David Satterlee of Oklahoma City, Shane Toon and wife Brandy of Ft. Worth, Texas and daughter, Julila Toon of Oklahoma City.  Also by 23 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and her sister, Beverly Ann Thompson of Oklahoma City. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment to follow in the Mustang Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Michael Dale Yoder

Michael Dale “Mike” Yoder, age 43, died Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Michael Dale Yoder

Michael was born Oct. 18, 1970, in Oklahoma City to Gary Dale and Janie Lynn (Wilbanks) Yoder. He lived his entire life in the Oklahoma City/Mustang area. Mike worked in the carpet sales business for many years and currently was co-owner and operator of Haley’s Carpet in Oklahoma City. Mike was a very loving and devoted dad and loved to ride motorcycles in his spare time.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary, and stepdad, Russell.

Survivors include his wife, Jamie of Mustang; one daughter, Mylee of Mustang; his mother, Janie Carson of Oklahoma City; and two brothers, Mark and Mitchell Yoder of Oklahoma City. Also by one stepson, Wriley Webster of Mustang and one stepdaughter, Christine Butzer and husband, Matthew of Norman; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment following in Red Hill Cemetery, Mustang. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Holly Bernice Van Auken

Holly Bernice Van Auken, 31, was born Feb. 6, 1983, in Fort Stewart, Ga., to Bobby Stuts and Alice Irene (McPherson) Van Auken. Holly passed away April 7, 2014, in Oklahoma City.

Holly Bernice Van Auken

Holly was a lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City area. She graduated from Yukon High School in 2002. She later studied day care and medical assisting. She enjoyed crafts and always took care of her family. She loved spending time with Zachary and Cloie, going on walks with them, taking them to the park and reading with them. Holly had a presence about her and you always knew when she entered a room. We would always say, “Oh, Holly is here!” Holly was always running late and insisted she ran on “Holly time.” She loved birthdays and holidays and never forgot a birthday.

Holly is survived by her parents, Bobby and Alice Van Auken of Oklahoma City; son, Zachary Allen Clouse; daughter, Cloie Jay Bernice Wagner; sisters, Angela Sedlacek and husband, Jeff of Meeker, Lori Lackie of Oklahoma City, Crystal Debrito and husband, Neil of Mustang, and April Woods and husband, Wayne of Tucson, Ariz.; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Henson and husband, Hayden, Jessica Sedlacek, Raceton Sedlacek, Emma Debrito and Ashton Wood; stepchildren, Joslyn Wagner, Jaden Wagner, Josiah Wagner and Jaxon Wagner; fathers of her children, Junior Clouse and Donnie Wagner; and numerous extended family and friends.

Funeral services were April 12 in Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Yukon, with interment at Mustang Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home, Yukon. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com.

 

Vivian Lorene Briscoe

Vivian Lorene Briscoe, age 79, died Wednesday, April 9 after a short time of declining health.

Vivian Lorene Briscoe

Mrs. Briscoe was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Oklahoma City to Burnie P. and Opal R. (Brown) Pipkin and grew up in Oklahoma City. She was a graduate of Capitol Hill High School and had worked for a short time at Dayton Tires and Federal Aviation Administration, but was known as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She moved to Mustang in September 1965 and was a member of Chisholm Heights Baptist Church. Lorene helped many families in the Mustang area with her expert baby-sitting and housecleaning services. She loved to bowl and had bowled on several different leagues over the years.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Burnie Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ed of the home; three daughters, Janet Hixon and husband, Chuck of Alex, Okla., Cheryl Henderson and husband, Terry of Yukon and Marie Halbert of Yukon. Also by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Marvin Pipkin and wife, Carol of Oklahoma City; one sister, Ona Mae Holt of Wichita, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Friday, April 11 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment in Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Rose (Grove) MacWatters

Rose (Grove) MacWatters, age 77, passed Monday, March 31, 2014.

Rose (Grove) MacWatters

She was born June 1, 1936 in Seattle, Wash. to Roscoe and Clara (Clemo) Grove. She grew up in Seattle and later moved to Yukon in 1977. She was a past queen of Job’s Daughters International. Rose worked for Eastern Airlines in Atlanta, before joining the law firm of Crowe & Dunlevy in Oklahoma City as a legal assistant and later retiring as a program manager at Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma City.  She attended the Mustang Community Center on a daily basis, spending time with her friends playing dominoes and walking the trails. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a caregiver to those around her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Benjamin (2010); her parents; brothers, Arlyn, Les and Keith Grove; and sisters, Irene Shindelbower and Betty Hollifield.

Rose is survived by her three children, Col. Kevin MacWatters, Connie Wolfe and Ken MacWatters; four grandchildren, Alexa Prince, Scott MacWatters, Katherine and Stephen Wolfe; and two great-grandchildren, Christian and Adelyn Prince.

Viewing times for friends will be Thursday, April 3 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.  Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 4 at the Yukon Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.