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Arthur Smith
Arthur Anderson Smith, 71, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services, with Rev. Mike Brannon officiating, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Strode Chapel. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery next to his mother.

He was born in Stillwater April 18, 1929, to Melvin and Cleona Smith. He was a construction worker.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Jesse Smith, Sr. and Donald Ray Smith.

He is survived by one brother, Raymond Smith and his wife, Francis, of Ponca City, and one half-brother, Delbert Smith, of Stillwater.

Survivors include eight nieces and nephews, Ann Newton, of Perry, Jess Smith, of Ponca City, Tommy Smith, of Ponca City, Lonny Smith, of Ponca City, Ronny Smith, of Breckenridge, Colo., Dorothy Fulks, of Ponca City, Jackie Zimmerschied, of Ponca City, and Richard Smith, of Ponca City; nineteen great-nieces and nephews, fifteen great-great nieces and nephews; and many more people that loved him.
 
 

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Hazel McGee
Hazel Ida Swalley McGee, 90, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in Stillwater.

Services, with Rev. J.B. Bond presiding, will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Poteet Funeral Chapel in Pawnee. Interment will be at Union Cemetery in Glencoe. Arrangements are under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home.

She was born in Pawnee Oct. 8, 1910, to Fred William and Nona Rena (Wolfe) Swalley.

She married James Dewitt McGee Sr. Aug. 21, 1933, in Pawnee. He died Sept. 3, 1998.

She graduated from Pawnee High School in 1930 and earned her life time teaching certificate from OSU and taught at the Old Manford Public School. She moved from Pawnee to Stillwater in Nov., 1996.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pawnee. She had placed her faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and taught Sunday school.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Fred Swalley Jr.; and a sister, Zella Moore.

Survivors include a son, James D. McGee, Jr. and his wife, Myrna Loy, of Stillwater; a daughter, Mary Louise Stocker and her husband, Lester, of Douglas, Wyoming; grandchildren, Cheri J. and Ted A. Weber, of Mustang, Pamela A and Kalun J. Kelley, of Cherokee, Aaron L McGee, of Stillwater, Gary D. and Cheryl Stocker, of Allen, Texas, and Steve D. and Paula Stocker, of Great Bend, Kan.; great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Melissa, Teresa, Makayla, Richard and Samuel Weber, of Mustang, Kailey Kelley, of Cherokee, Heather and Alex Stocker, of Allen, Texas, and Ryan and Allison Stocker, of Great Bend, Kan.; two sisters, Helen VenTress, of Terlton, and Nona Neal, of Jackson, Miss.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Memorial gifts may be sent to: The Navigators, Memorial Gift, P.O. Box 6000, Colorado Springs, CO 80934-9967. Please attach a note, "Memorial for Hazel I. McGee, Act. number 127290 James McGee Jr.
 
 

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Delpha Cooper
Ponca City resident, Delpha M. Cooper, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Albright United Methodist Church in Ponca City. Rev. Sheila Combs-Francis will preside. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home.

She was born in Stillwater Oct. 2, 1920, to Robert Carl and Hazel Nellie (Coleman) Musgrave. She moved to Ponca City at an early age. She graduated from Ponca City High School

She married Ralph D. Cooper Nov. 3, 1944, in Ponca City. She was a homemaker, enjoyed golf and bowling and was an excellent seamstress. She was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, Thelma Coats and Velma Ealick.

In addition to her husband, of the home, she is survived by two sons, Doug Cooper and his wife, Janet, of Stillwater, and Clint Cooper and his wife Shirley, of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Beckie Cooper, of Stillwater; seven grandchildren, Tony Cooper, of Los Angeles, Calif., Jon Cooper, of Tulsa, Andy Cooper, of Tulsa, Brent Cooper, of Dallas, Jennifer Cooper, Ryan Cooper and Matthew Dunn, all of Stillwater; one great-grandson, Austin Cooper, of Dallas; two sisters, Ruth Villines and Opal Brown, both of Ponca City; and one brother, Robert Musgrave, of Tulsa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Albright United Methodist Church, Organ Fund, 128 S. Palm, Ponca City, OK 74601. 

Juanita Frame
Juanita G. Frame, retired nurse's aid, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, in the Oklahoma Christian Center in Edmond at the age of 89.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fairlawn Cemetery with Ralph Hickman, of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.

The daughter of the late James W. Lingle and Harriet Anderson Lingle, Juanita was born May 1, 1911, in Kosh Konong, Mo., and was reared and educated in Siloam Springs, Ark.

She married William H. Frame Aug. 4, 1938, in Siloam Springs, moving to Bristow in 1939 and coming to Cushing in October of 1941. He predeceased her July 3, 1961.

She had worked as a nurse's aid at the Cushing Hospital, later serving many families in this area as a personal nurse, having a reputation for her love and concern of others.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. She was a Girl Scout and Brownie leader for more than 15 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, parents and one infant son, Harley Marvin Jr., one brother and two sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Ida Newcomb and Mary Hubach, both of Edmond; five grandchildren, Jenny Fowler, Tim Wooten, Michelle Autry, Randy Newcomb and Kevin Newcomb; eight great-grandchildren, Shane Fowler, Erin Fowler, Chris Wooten, Tabatha Wooten, Justin Autry, Alysa Autry, Trevor Autry and Chase Newcomb; and several other relatives and friends.
 
 

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Ruth Springer
Ruth McCellan Springer, 79, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Iowa Community Building, south of Perkins, under the direction of the Native American Church. Rev. Thomas Roughface will officiate. Nightly prayer services will be held until the time of her burial. Interment will follow at the Iowa Tribal Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Springer was born at Red Rock Sept. 18, 1921, to Thomas McCellan and Lizzie (Moore) Springer. She attended grade school at Red Rock and Chilocco Indian School.

She moved with her parents to Perkins in 1935 and attended Perkins High School.

Springer was an enrolled member of the Sac and Fox Tribe of Oklahoma. She was also a member of the Native American Church.

She married Howard L. Springer Dec. 27, 1941. The couple made their home in the Perkins area until September 1952. They moved to Arkansas City, Kan., at this time where Howard worked until his retirement from the New Era Mill in October 1987. The couple then returned to Perkins.

Springer's hobbies included making traditional Indian shawls and bead work. In her youth, she enjoyed playing softball. In her later years, she enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren in their sports activities.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three children, Lois F. McClellan, Tyrone Springer and Monica Springer Harden; and two sisters, Naomi McClellan and Inez Shuckakosee.

Springer is survived by her husband, Howard, of the home; two sons, Louis Springer, Tryon; Leroy Springer, Wichita, Kan.; four daughters, Katherine Gashwazra and husband Marvin, Tryon; Shirley Blenden and husband Melvin, Arkansas City, Kan.; Beverly Springer and husband Ivan Buffalohead, Perkins; Grace Springer and husband Jimmy Douglas, Tryon; one brother, Frank McClellan, Chandler; 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Marvin Gashwazra, Melvin Blenden, Cleve Harden, Ivan Buffalohead, Jimmy Douglas and Tyrone Springer. Honorary pallbearers will be Seth Horton, Blake Horton, Hunter Myers, Skilar Showecker, Kalief Harden, Howard Gashwazra, William Harden, Steve Springer, Tony Springer, Jerry Springer, Garrod Blenden and Levi LittleCreek.

Kelly Colclazier
Kelly Ray Colclazier, 44, loved to hunt, fish, talk to friends and put on barbecues and fish fries.

He died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, in Pawnee.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the IOOF Cemetery in Maramec, the Rev. Ray Moffeit officiating. Services are under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Colclazier was born March 14, 1956, in Pawnee to Charles Raymond and Janie Mae (Coats) Colclazier.

He was raised and lived in Pawnee County most of his life, attended Pawnee Public Schools and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1974.

On Nov. 20, 1976, he married Jacque Rene Chidester in Tulsa.

Colclazier had been a mail carrier for 16 years.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Survivors include his children, Lisa Colclazier of St. Louis, Mo., and Chad Colclazier of Pawnee, plus other relatives.
 
 

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Jacque Colclazier
Jacque Rene Colclazier, 44, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Pawnee County.

Graveside services, with Rev. Ray Moffeit officiating, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Maramec.

Arrangements are under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home.

She was born in Choteau June 30, 1956, to Carmen and Louise Chidester.

She married Kelly Ray Colclazier in Tulsa Nov. 20, 1976.

The couple lived most of their married life in Pawnee County.

She was a Stillwater mail carrier. She was a wonderful mother, loved to travel and her family was very important to her. She was energetic and enthusiastic about everything she did and loved holidays and holiday cooking.

She was an animal lover and her close friends were important.

She is survived by her children, Lisa Colclazier, of St. Louis, Mo. and Chad Colclazier, of Pawnee; her mother, Louise Chidester, of Pawnee; father; Carmen Chidester, of Choteau; two brothers, Rich Chidester, of Tulsa and John Chidester, of Choteau; and a number of other relatives and many friends.
 
 

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Ruth Springer
Ruth McCellan Springer, 79, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Iowa Community Building, south of Perkins, under the direction of the Native American Church. Rev. Thomas Roughface will officiate. Nightly prayer services will be held until the time of her burial. Interment will follow at the Iowa Tribal Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Springer was born at Red Rock Sept. 18, 1921, to Thomas McCellan and Lizzie (Moore) Springer. She attended grade school at Red Rock and Chilocco Indian School.

She moved with her parents to Perkins in 1935 and attended Perkins High School.

Springer was an enrolled member of the Sac and Fox Tribe of Oklahoma. She was also a member of the Native American Church.

She married Howard L. Springer Dec. 27, 1941. The couple made their home in the Perkins area until September 1952.

They moved to Arkansas City, Kan., at this time where Howard worked until his retirement from the New Era Mill in October 1987. The couple then returned to Perkins.

Springer's hobbies included making traditional Indian shawls and bead work. In her youth, she enjoyed playing softball. In her later years, she enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren in their sports activities.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three children, Lois F. McClellan, Tyrone Springer and Monica Springer Harden; and two sisters, Naomi McClellan and Inez Shuckakosee.

Springer is survived by her husband, Howard, of the home; two sons, Louis Springer, Tryon; Leroy Springer, Wichita, Kan.; four daughters, Katherine Gashwazra and husband Marvin, Tryon; Shirley Blenden and husband Melvin, Arkansas City, Kan.; Beverly Springer and husband Ivan Buffalohead, Perkins; Grace Springer and husband Jimmy Douglas, Tryon; one brother, Frank McClellan, Chandler; 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Marvin Gashwazra, Melvin Blenden, Cleve Harden, Ivan Buffalohead, Jimmy Douglas and Tyrone Springer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Seth Horton, Blake Horton, Hunter Myers, Skilar Showecker, Kalief Harden, Howard Gashwazra, William Harden, Steve Springer, Tony Springer, Jerry Springer, Garrod Blenden and Levi LittleCreek.

All of Ruth's friends from the surrounding area and the Arkansas City, Kan., area are invited to attend the church and funeral services.
 
 

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Gary Spiva
Gary "Don" Spiva, Sr., 55, Perkins, died at the Stillwater Medical Center Monday, Oct. 23, 2000.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Strode Chapel. Leonne Worcester will officiate. Interment will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Spiva was born Jan. 16, 1945, in San Francisco, Calif. to Paul and Albertha (Atteberry) Spiva. He married Frances Keys Aug. 31, 1965, in Stillwater. He moved to Stillwater shortly after he was born. He attended schools in Ripley where he graduated in 1963. Spiva then went into the National Guard, where he served for six years. He and his wife lived in Stillwater before moving to Perkins. He worked as a paint contractor in Stillwater and Perkins area for the past 40 years. Spiva loved fishing and was looking forward to restoring his classic cars. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Spiva is survived by his wife Frances of the home; two sons, Gary Spiva, Jr., Perkins; Jeff Spiva and wife Heather, Perkins; one daughter, Donna Byram, Perkins; two grandchildren, James Byram, Perkins; Jacob Byram, Perkins; and one brother, David Spiva, Perkins.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at strodefh@aol.com.
 
 

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Virginia Holder
Virginia R. Holder, 80, Stillwater, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at the Stillwater Medical Center.

There are no funeral services planned at this time because Holder is to be cremated.

Holder was born July 21, 1920, in Millersview, Texas, to William Thomas and Mamie Gladys (Gulley) Riley. She married B.B. (Speck) Holder Nov. 16, 1940.

Her greatest joys in life were spending time with her family and playing bridge with her friends. She attained the rank of Master in the American Contract Bridge League. She also enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing and a good laugh. She loved helping others and was always available to lend a helping hand. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had been a retail salesperson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister, Lucille.

Holder is survived by her one son, Mike Holder and wife Robbie; one grandchild Michele Holder; two brothers, W.T. Riley and wife Sue; Don Riley; three sisters, Bobby Fisher, Ann Shields and husband Drake; and Oma Bullard.

Memorials may be made to OSU Foundation, Men's Golf Team, Student Union H100, Stillwater, OK 74078.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at strodefh@aol.com.
 

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George Smith
Dr. George R. Smith, 75, Cushing, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at the Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Cushing. Dr. Verlyn Snell will preside. Interment will follow at the Euchee Valley Memorial Park, east of Cushing.

Smith was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Goose Creek (now Baytown) Texas to George Race Smith, Sr. and Mary Louise Rogers. He school at the Anson Jones Elementary School, Goose Creek, Horace Mann Junior High. He moved with his family in September 1937 to Onlaska, Texas and finished seventh and eighth grade. He attended Livingston High School in Livingston, Texas and graduated in 1942 at the age 16.

In June 1942, he attended Sam Houston State Teachers College, Huntsville, Texas, on a scholarship. His activities included being secretary-treasurer of student council, sports editor of the college paper, "Houstonian," president of the YMCA and president of the Press Club.

In March 1944, he joined the Navy Air Corps V-5 program, training at Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, Maryville, Mo. The Air Force program was curtailed and he was transferred to the Navy Boot Camp at Great Lakes, Ill. He received and an Honorable Discharge in August 1946 in San Diego, Calif.

Smith enter the University of Texas in September of 1946 as a pre-med student. He graduated in 1948 with a bachelor of arts degree in Zoology with minors in Chemistry and Math. In September 1948, he entered Baylor University College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He graduated June 9, 1952, with his M.D.

Smith moved to Cushing, July 1956 to join Dr. Clifford Bassett and Dr. J. Douglas Green in the practice of medicine at the Bassett Clinic and to join the medical staff of Cushing Hospital. At this time, the population of Cushing was around 12,000.

He graduated from Baylor Medical School and did undergraduate work at the University of Texas.

He was a member of the following: Cushing Salvation Army Board; Jim Thorpe Athletic Awards Committee; Cushing Youth Center Committee; Cushing Rotary Club; and the Cushing Chamber of Commerce.

Smith has also served as the physician at the Cushing Care Clinic. He was also a member and president of the Payne-Pawnee County Medical Society. He worked on the Cushing United Fund. He served as a Federal Aviation Authority examiner; Payne County Medical Examiner; honorary member Payne County Sheriffs Posse; Santa Fe Railroad Physician; Valley Hope Director and president of Valley Hope Advisory Board; Boy Scouts where he served as a Cub Master at Wilson school for nine packs of Cub Scouts; Methodist Church Explorer Post Advisor; member of the Order of the Arrow; Chairman of Twin Mounds District of the Will Rogers Council; Cushing School Board member during the time of consolidation of Cushing Public Schools; served as Cushing High School football team physician; member of the First United Methodist Church; chairman of the Administrative council and continued to serve on the Staff Parish Relations Committee.

Smith has also served many boards on the state level: past president of the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Examiners; past president of the American Heart Association, Oklahoma Chapter; clinical professor of medicine at Oklahoma University Health Science Center; member American College of Physicians; and fellow of the American College of Cardiologist.

Smith became a full partner in the Bassett Clinic in 1961. Along with Dr. Green, he purchased the clinic from Dr. Bassett in 1974. He later purchased partnership form Dr. Green in 1980.

He owned the clinic until 1992 which is presently known as the Medical Associates of Cushing. Since retirement in 1997, he has been appointed to serve on the Cushing Library Board and continues to serve on the Valley Hope Advisory Board. He was made a lifetime member of the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the Cushing Regional Hospital Staff.

Smith was married to Jean Farney after graduating from medical school in June 1952. Mrs. Smith was killed in an automobile accident in October 1958 near Asher. He married Lynda Doze in December 1959.

Smith is survived by his wife, Lynda of the home; two sons, Randall Race Smith and wife Alison, Harrah; Dr. Danny Wayne Smith and wife Betsy, Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Anna Lynn Smith, Sarah Elizabeth Smith, Zachary Daniel Smith and Jacob Race Smith.

The family request that memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Cushing or the Building Fund for the New Cushing Public Library.


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