JAMES IRVEN BAUMAN
Funeral services for James Bauman, 81, of Chickasha will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at Southern Oaks Church of Christ.
James Irven Bauman was born August 2, 1925, in Anadarko , Oklahoma , the son of George and Lottie (Thompson) Bauman. He died Friday, January 5, 2007, in Chickasha .
He grew up in Anadarko, where he attended Anadarko Public Schools and graduated from Anadarko High School . After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving from July 17, 1943 to February 7, 1952. He proudly served his country, during WWII and Korea . He made many accomplishments throughout his military career.
James married the love of his life, Patsy Ruth Cox on June 30, 1946, in Anadarko , Oklahoma . They had 60 wonderful years together.
Upon his military discharge, his family made their home in Chickasha where he owned and operated Bauman’s Grocery, Dutchmade Candy, and Bauman Buick. He made and enjoyed the many friendships he made throughout his career.
He was a member and Governor of American Business Club, a Chickasha City Councilman, and an Elder of Sixteenth and Florida Church of Christ and The Southern Oaks Church of Christ for 40 years.
James was preceded in death by both parents and brother, Robert Bauman.
He is survived by his wife, Pat, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law: Judy and Wayne Carter and Robyn and Perry English; son and daughter-in-law: Phil and Vicki Bauman; sister, Betty Brewer; brother, Don Bauman; sister-in-law, Betty Bauman; three granddaughters: Tricia Guerrero, Traci Carter, and Abby Bauman; three grandsons: Nathan Bauman, Raun English, and Keenan English; five great grandchildren.
Interment will be in the Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko , Oklahoma under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.
Craig Stewart Meyer
Funeral services for Craig Stewart Meyer will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Chickasha.
Craig Stewart Meyer, 26, went to be with his Lord on January 4, 2007.Craig, originally from Chickasha, Oklahoma, lived with his wife and seven month old daughter in McKinney, Texas. Craig was born May 12, 1980 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Stewart and Beth Ann Meyer.
Craig married his high school sweetheart, Deserae L. Wenzel on June 28, 2003, at the Thorncrown Glass Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas .
On June 2, 2006 Craig and Deserae were blessed with a daughter, Isabella “Izzie” Katherine Meyer.
Craig’s girls were his world. He was the best husband, father, son, brother, and uncle anyone could have. Craig’s passions in life were his Lord Jesus, his family, and flying. He was a member of the Stonebridge United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas .
Craig graduated from Chickasha High School in 1998.He graduated from OSU in December 2002, with a degree in aviation.He worked as a flight instructor at OSU. June 2005, Craig and Deserae moved to McKinney, Texas .He worked as a flight instructor for Monarch Air and worked for Barr Air Patrol.
Craig was involved in Special Olympics.He and Deserae participated in the yearly walk to Stillwater and helped with other fund raisers.
He participated each year in the Cadet Lawman Academy as a Cadet and staff. He had so much love and respect for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
He was preceded in death by his aunt, Marilynn Schimmel.
He is survived by his wife, Deserae and daughter Isabella of the home; parents: Stewart and Beth Ann Meyer of Chickasha; sister and brother-in-law: Christy and Brandon Schroeder; one niece, Abby; two nephews: Alex and Zak all of El Reno; grandparents: Leonard and Edna Abrahams and Bill and Joyce Meyer, all of Clinton; uncle, Belford Abrahams, of Clinton; aunt and uncle: Lynette and Mike Davis, of Mustang; cousins: Michelle Kauk and Melinda Barton, of Clinton, Kim Campodonica, of Mustang, Gary Abrahams and Toni Boyles, of Florida.
In lieu of flowers, a college fund is being set up for his daughter, Isabella, at the Chickasha Bank & Trust Co. PO Box 1307 Chickasha, Oklahoma 73023
Interment will be in the Rush Springs Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.
Thomas E. Jones
Thomas E. Jones, 80, died Saturday, January 6, 2007 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. He was born April 25, 1926 in Chickasha, Oklahoma the son of Frank R. and Margaret Smith Jones. A Garden City resident since 1945, moving from Chickasha, Oklahoma, he was a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the VFW, both of Garden City and was a WWII US Army Air Force Veteran. On August 4, 1946 he married Verneta Schweer in Garden City, Kansas.
Other survivors include: 2 Daughters Barbara Fief; Garden City, KS, Debby Wright, Garden City, KS: 3 Sisters Margaret Doucet, Chickasha, OK; June Ford, Lonole, Arkansas; Stella Buckner, Chickasha, OK; 6 Grandchildren; 13 Great-Grandchildren; and one Great-Great-Grandhild He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Moore, a grandson, Justin Wright, 2 sisters & 2 brothers.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Garden City with Pastor Lyle
Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Garden City.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City.
Memorials may be given to the Trinity Lutheran Church in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home.
James C. “Sonny” Botts
Funeral service for SFC (Retired) James C. “Sonny” Botts, 62, Cement, will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Becker Funeral Home of Fletcher Chapel with Rev. Tom Brooks, Pastor, Penn West Baptist Church, Holdenville, Oklahoma, officiating.
Sergeant Botts died Saturday in Oklahoma City.
Burial with full military honors will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery , Southeast of Cement, Oklahoma , under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home of Fletcher (formerly Robbins Funeral Home).
Sergeant Botts was born August 22, 1944 in Ninnekah , Oklahoma , to James Richard and Ruby Sarah Botts. He grew up in the Cement and Cyril area and was a graduate of Cyril High School where he had played football. He later attended college. He was retired from the U.S. Army in 1982 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri , after more than 20 years of service. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and had served for a short time in the U.S. Air Force. He married Patricia Joann Morse in 1973 at Lawton . He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Sterling; two daughters and sons in law, Amy Rana and Dee Knapp and Kristi Dawn and Jason Conway, all of Marlow; two sons and daughters in law, Billy and Lynia Botts, Rush Springs, and Brian and Elizabeth Ann Botts, Cement; his mother, Ruby Kilgore, Chickasha; three sisters, Nadine Lemon, Edmond, Jewel Welch, Oklahoma City, and Mary Johnson, Chickasha; eight grandchildren, John David Adams, Lauren Marie Dorsey, Zackary Ramond Conway, Austin Manning, Colt Botts, Sierra Botts, J.D. Botts and Brianna Botts.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family online at www.robbinsfuneral.com
MARY MARIE SIMS
Graveside service for Mary Marie Sims, 87, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at the Laverty Cemetery.
Mary Marie Sims was born October 28, 1919 in Ryan, Oklahoma the daughter of James Henry and Beulah Irene (Jackson) Petty and died January 5, 2007 in Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Sims worked as a registered nurse for over 50 years, retiring from Grady Memorial Hospital. She then became a consultant for nurses at Shannon Springs Residence Nursing Center.
Mrs. Sims was a member of the Northside Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by:
Husband: U.Z. Sims in 1978; Parents; Grandson: Grant Tuck; 3 brothers and 2 sisters
Survivors include: 1 son: Walter L. Sims of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 1 daughter: Mary H. Tuck of Chickasha; 6 grandchildren: William Lee Sims, Margaret O'Conner English, Mary Ann Sims, Gracie Sims, Lori Reed and Jana Ketchum; 8 great grandchildren; 1 sister: Grace Ford; and 1 brother: Floyd Petty.
Interment will be in the Laverty Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.
JAMES IRVEN BAUMAN