Sept. 29, 1928 — Jan. 19, 2013
Funeral service for Charles DeVerl Paris, 84, of Enid, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva.
DeVerl was born in Dacoma, Okla., to Arthur Henry Paris and Mary Katherine Murrow and passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He attended Red Bird Rural Grade School in Dacoma and graduated from Alva High School.
DeVerl married Beulah Jane Venosdel Nov. 28, 1949, in Alva, where they made their home.
He worked at a grocery store in Alva before he served in the armed forces for two years at Fort Polk, La.
After returning to Alva, he continued to work in the grocery business.
In 1957, he moved with his wife and five children to Colorado Springs, where he began a lifetime career with Safeway stores. His wife died in December 1984.
In June 1986, he married Luana “Lu” Mahealani Kane in Las Vegas, Nev., and he became father to four more children.
Around 1990, DeVerl retired from Safeway and worked various other jobs.
He and Luana moved to Enid in 1996, where he worked for the Enid News & Eagle for 14 years, retiring due to illness.
He enjoyed fishing and camping at various lakes in Oklahoma and Colorado.
He also enjoyed traveling the world with Lu, but his biggest enjoyment in life was his family.
Surviving are his wife, Luana of Enid; sons, Walter “Sonny” Paris and wife Wanda of Conroe, Texas, and Donald Kane of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Theresa McClure and husband David of Colorado Springs, Colo., Clara Jean Eisenreich and husband Richard of Colorado Springs, Jackie Lynn Todd and Scott Hotchkiss, both of Colorado Springs, Laura May Talaroc and husband Daniel of Waialua, Hawaii, Betty Mae Leslie and husband Keck of Wichita, Kan., Vickie Ford and husband Billy of Midland, Texas, Janie Paris of Bartlesville, and Deborah Hobdy of Colorado Springs; sister, Bertha Frances Garberich of Enid; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Beulah Jane; infant son and daughter, Dee Verl, four brothers and three sisters.
(Submitted by family)
Sept. 29, 1928 — Jan. 19, 2013
Marlene Elaine Davis
Graveside service for Mrs. Marlene Elaine Davis, 79, of Lahoma, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Lahoma, with Pastor Eric Brown officiating under the kind guidance of Stittsworth Funeral Service.
She was born in Lahoma on Nov. 12, 1933, to Gilbert and Elna (Holz) Moehle and passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Enid.
As a child, Marlene was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma.
After completing the Lutheran school, Marlene graduated from Lahoma High School and attended nursing school at Bass Hospital in Enid.
She married Donald Davis.
Mary I. 'Jean' Koch
Memorial service for Jean Koch, 73, of Perry, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Church of Christ, Perry. Private family burial in Grace Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, Perry. Visitation with family 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary was born May 28, 1939, in Success, Ark., to James E. and Lucile (Keelin) Flanigan and died Sunday, May 18, 2013, in Perry.
Thomas Ross Owens
Memorial service for Thomas Ross Owens, 71, of Enid, will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Arrangements by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Thomas was born March 17, 1942, in Muldrow, Okla., to James and Nezzie Carter Owens and died Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Enid.
Surviving are son, Thomas Owens Jr. of Enid; daughters, Carole Ford of Red Bluff, Calif., Kristi Patricio of Sonora, Calif., and Irene Owens of Shawnee; seven grandchildren; and his siblings.
Mary (Ball) Boren
Funeral service for Mary Boren, 56, formerly of Waynoka, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Elm Grove Community Church, with Pastor Orville White officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, directed by Redinger Funeral Home, Seiling.
She died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Midwest City Regional Hospital.
Memorial service for Marie Brandt, 90, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Bethany. Arrangements by Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, Bethany, Okla.
Marie was born Dec. 24, 1922, in Guthrie, Okla., to Jewett S. Sr. and Gladys Grace (Wicker) Scott and died Sunday, May 19, 2013. She married Ben Brandt in June 1946.
Preceded by husband, Ben, and one sister.
Surviving are children, Becky Butler, Ben Brandt Jr., Beverly Graham and Beth Pershall; brothers, Jewett Scott Jr.; sisters, Judy Smith and Jill Talley; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Charlie Lee Leedom Porter
Funeral for Charlie Porter, 85, of Fay, Okla., will be 10 a.m. today, May 21, 2013, at the Methodist Church in Fay. Burial in Liberty Cemetery, Fay. Arrangements by Wilkinson Mortuary, Watonga.
Charlie was born Dec. 26, 1927, near Hinton, Okla., to A.W. and Edna Hamilton Leedom and died Friday, May 17, 2013.
She married John Henry Porter in March 1948.
Preceded by husband, John, one son and one brother.
Wayne A. Leamon
Service pending with Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva.
Sue Ann Graham
Funeral service for Sue Ann Graham, 60, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Enid First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Dan Barrick, Mr. Steve Dow and Mr. David White officiating.
There will be a private family memorial service at a later date for Tamara Austin, 43-year-old Enid resident.
Memorial service for Mary Boyer, 66, of Enid, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel.
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