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Ryan Scott Bradley-Adams
OHS Class of 1998
Born 9/12/78, died 7/6/2000. Ryan worked as a waiter at Goldie's Patio Grill in Owasso. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports, Kansas City Royals, trading sports cards, building models, and going to garage sales. Funeral services were July 10 at First Baptist Church in Owasso. Committal services and interment followed at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso. Survived by: parents, Neva and Wyatt Adams of Claremore; sister, Whitney Adams of Claremore; Maternal Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Sterlin Hale of Parsons, KS; Great-Grandmother, Maydene Ringle of Parsons, KS; Adopted Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy Shriver of Claremore; Uncles, Bill & Barbara Hale of South Haven, KS; and Glenn & Cathy Adams of Norman; Birth Dad, Randy Bradley, Grandparents, Dale & Christina Bradley; and numerous Aunts, Uncles and other relatives. (Owasso Reporter)

Gregory Ray Alderson
OHS Class of 1988
Born October 29, 1969 in Tulsa, to Jimmy Ray and Judy Laverne (Kelly) Alderson. He died Friday, August 27, 2010 in Collinsville, OK at the age of 40. He was reared and educated in Owasso, graduating OHS class of 1988. He spent much of his working life as a mechanic. He was married October 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. He enjoyed a variety of pastimes, including boating, camping, going mudding, skiing, and anything outdoors. Loving family members include: wife Amy of the home; children, Emily Alderson of Sperry, OK and Brian Alderson of Twin Falls, Idaho; Parents, Jimmy and Judy Alderson of Owasso; grandmother, Fannie Kelly of Owasso; aunts and uncles, Goldie Harvey of Sallisaw, Okla, Ben Alderson of Coweta, Okla, WC and Louise Alderson of Ashville, NC, Edward H and Ina Kelly of Fairfax Station, VA, Charles Paton of Inola, OK and a host of other family and friends. Visitation was Aug 31, 2010 at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funderal services Sept 1, 2010 at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel, Owasso, with Rev. Kevin Laufer officiating. William Christensen, Brad McCaskey, Mike Robertson, David Poepperling, Paul McWilliams, and Stan Roper served as casket bearers. Committal services followed at the Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery, Owasso.

Michael Dean Allen
Born 5/1/1935 in Collinsville to Michael Wesley and Nellie Homer (Ridener) Allen; died 11/14/2000 in Tulsa. Lifelong area resident and a graduate of OHS. He worked as manager of Granpa's Furniture and Mattresses in Tulsa and was of the Methodist Faith. Graveside Funeral Services were held November 16, 2000 at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville; Rev. Larry Wilson officiated. Survived by: wife, Shirley Lee Allen; one son, Michael Bruce Allen of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one daughter, Joanna Lea Moore of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; one brother, Homer Wesley Allen of Littleton, Colorado; Seven Grandchildren, Merideth Moore, Michael Moore, Mitchel Moore, Jenny Allen, Stacey Allen, Emily Allen and Michelle Allen. (Owasso Reporter)

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Daniel Brian Belda
OHS Class of 1988
Dan passed away Dec 23, 2004 leaving behind his wife, and 2 beautiful daughters. He was a retired Catoosa Police Officer and was enjoying his time with his girls that he loved so very much.

Regina Lee (Boyd) Chatellier
OHS Class of 1968
49, of Nowata, OK passed away on Thursday night, August 26, 1999. Regina was born in Tulsa, OK on August 7, 1950 to parents, Bill and Martha Boyd. Regina was raised in Owasso and graduated from Owasso High School in 1968. She attended Northeastern Oklahoma State University and the University of Houston. Regina has worked for the last 13 years as Office Manager for Belmar Color Press. She is survived by: her devoted son, the light of her life, Zip Chatellier of the home. Zip is a 1999 graduate of Nowata High School. Her Mother, Martha Boyd of Oologah; sister, Peggy Crose of Claremore; brother, Mike Boyd of Tulsa; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Boyd. A Memorial service was held for Regina at 10 a.m., Monday, August 30, 1999 at the Hillside Christian Church in Nowata. (Owasso Reporter)

Dale Alan Bradley
OHS Class of 1975
Born 7/57, died 8/80. Graduate of OSU, and worked for I.R. Compression as an Engineering Supervisor. Dale was killed by lightning while on an oil rig in western Oklahoma. Survived by: daughter, April Maule/Bradley, and younger brother Patrick Bradley. (Patrick Bradley)

Michael Wayne Bradley
Assistant Principal at OHS since 1990, Michael Wayne Bradley died of a heart attack March 1, 2000. Services were held Sunday in the Owasso High School gymnasium. His wife Diedra and two sons, Matthew and Conner, survive Bradley, who was born Aug. 8, 1956. A spokesman for the church said Bradley loved all sports, especially baseball, was involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes group and had entertained the idea of going into the ministry. His nickname was "Rev." Bradley came to the Owasso public schools from Skiatook where he was a teacher. While serving as Assistant Principal at Owasso, he also was the swim coach and previously coached the 8th grade boys basketball team. "He was a true friend of the student body of Owasso," said OHS Principal, Rick Dossett. (Tulsa World)

David W. Brown
OHS Class of 1986
I just wanted to inform you that David W. Brown, class of ''86, died September 20,2003 in Fort Worth, TX. He left behind 4 children,& a wife. He was 35yrs old. Thank you.
(from his sister) Cheryl Brown

Robert Dean Bryan, Jr.
OHS Class of 1975
Robert was born in September, 1957. He died in an industrial accident in October, 1978 at Kelley Moore Paint Facility in Broken Arrow. He is the eldest son of Robert and Mary Bryan. He was a pitcher for the Owasso Rams Baseball for Coach Melvin Spencer and participated in State championships in both Baseball and Football. He was a wonderful brother to Joe and Linda and continues to be a blessing in their life.

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Chad Campbell
OHS Class of 1998
Chad Campbell died in a car accident on May 24, 1998 (Memorial Day Weekend), only a week after he graduated on the way to Grand Lake. He was with another Owasso student, Jeremy Cole, but I'm not sure if Jeremy graduated, or if he was entering his senior year. Lisa Baker, OHS Class of 2000

Janis Campbell
Spanish teacher and cheerleading sponsor of OHS passed away Monday, May 1, 2000. A Memorial Service will be held in honor of Janis Campbell on Thursday, May 4th at 4:00 in the Owasso High School Gym. Ms. Campbell made a lasting impression in the lives of many students. She will be missed. Please join us on Thursday to say goodbye. If you are or have ever been a cheerleader under the leadership of Ms. Campbell, there will be a special section for you to sit in. We want to take the opportunity to let her family know just how much we loved her and how grateful we are for the positive impact she made in our lives. (Billie Brown-Trost Ketchum)

Angela Carlton
OHS Class of 1988
Angela was a very special lady and deserves a mention on your page. She was an Owasso High School Varsity Cheerleader, and very active in school events.
Angela was a very loving and courageous mother to Rachel Elizabeth, her pride and joy. I know she would love to still be with Rachel today, and her little girl should know that Angela hung the moon on her. Angela went through quite a bit, but those times were eclipsed by the love between her and Rachel Elizabeth. Angela was killed by a teenage car thief who slammed his stolen car into hers at 15th and Harvard in the Fall of 1992.
She died there. Two of her close friends were with her, and through the grace of God are still with us. The tragedy, as I stated, was Rachel losing the one person who loved her the most, and not being able to grow up with the loving, thoughtful, and funny person who was her Mom.
Eric Teater, Class of 1988
I would like to say that despite the tragedy that surrounded Rachel's life, she has grown to be an amazing young woman. The most beautiful girl inside and out. What a treasure she would have been to her mother. With so many of her traits and features, it is easy to think of Ang being around Rachel. If only Rachel were able to really remember how great her mom was, that to me is the real tragedy. To the girl I still think of everyday and forever wish I could have told her how special she was to me, I love you and can't wait till we can see each other again :) Cathy

David Robert Cather
OHS Class of 1973
57, of Owasso, was born Easter Sunday April 18, 1954 to Donald and Earlene Cather of Owasso. He died July 18, 2011 at his home in Owasso. He was married and preceded in death 4 month earlier to classmate Linda S. Williams and had 2 children. Survivors include his children Angela Reudelhuber of Tulsa and David C. Cather of Owasso, Mother, Earlene Cather of Owasso; his brother, Dan Cather of Texas; several Aunts, Uncles, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife Linda S Williams and Father Donald Cather both of Owasso. Resting at Fairview Cemetary in Owasso.
Memorial Video: youtube.com/watch?v=HbZcSvw2sPA. Family contact: Angela Reudelhuber TulsaBalloons@gmail.com. Photo: David

Patty Caywood
OHS Class of 1977
Passed away in February 1998 of cancer.

Matt Centa
OHS Class of 1998
Frank Mathew Centa IV or Matt Centa (that's what everyone called him). He graduated in December of 1998 but he walked with the class of 1999 He passed away May 2 2002. The reason that I would like his name in there also is because I am not sure if all of his friends know that he passed on. You can put him in either year, but the class he was with the most was 1998. Thanks Tamera Centa- Shafer

Cisco Kidd Chaffin
OHS Class of 1994
I wanted to inform you that Cisco Kidd Chaffin class of '94 (I believe) passed away due to liver and colon cancer on Nov. 8, 2004. Please add this to your website as many people may be unaware of his passing.
Thank you, Jaclyn White-Walton
Nov, 2008: I am Cisco's little sister. I just logged on to your website and he did pass away 4 years ago due to liver and colan cancer. He found out on August 25th and died on November 8th. He was loved and missed by many people! I am glad to see that he is still tought of. Cisco was a very good man, and would do anything for anybody. Our mom still lives in Bixby as well as our brothers Donte and Brent. I would love to here any memories that anyone has of him. I MISS HIM VERY MUCH !!!!!!! Just thinking about it makes me cry. My e-mail adress is bdandy82@yahoo.com of anyone has anything to share!!!
Brandy Burgess

Kevin Anthony Cloud
OHS Class of 1987
If tears could build a stairway and memories build a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven, and bring you home again.
Kevin Anthony Cloud (BEAR) of Owasso passed away July 17, 1987. He was a beloved son, brother, and friend. It is unforgettable the number of people who were there to show their support and love for him. The impact he had on people is undeniable. I know he is smiling down on us, and he still touches our lives even now...
The Cloud Family

Benny Bob Coe - Specialist 4, US Army
b. July 13, 1945 | d. December 9, 1965
OHS Class of 1963
tribute page
VietNam Veterans Wall Location: Panel 04E, Line Number 004

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Alyssa Darnell
Alyssa would have celebrated her 18th birthday in April 2005. To those friends who remembered, thank you for your words of kindness; it always means so much to hear from you and to know you still think of her and remember her so fondly. She was indeed a special girl with the biggest heart I've ever known. Good luck to you, her friends, her classmates, as you move on in the world. Keep in touch.
Allison (Darnell) Astor

My name is Amber and I just wanted to say I'm sorry for the loss of Alyssa Darnell from OHS. We are all praying for her family and everyone else who cared for her as much as we did here in Texas. Time will heal us all but until then, you are all in my prayers. God Bless you all and have a blessed day.
Sincerely, Amber Edwards

Alyssa left this world on December 8, 2003, she touched so many souls with the short time she lived on this Earth. My life would not be the same if she wasn't a part of it. She showed me a limitless love, and nothing, not even her death, can take that away. She was survived by her mother, adoptive father, sister, brother, grandparents and many friends. With her love as our strength we will all live on. And when it's my time to go, I know she'll be waiting at the Gates of Heaven, with her arms wide open, waiting to hold me once again.
Rest In Peace My Love. Aleisha Ann Eaton

Mike Evans
OHS Class of 1972
Mike Evans, Class of '72 passed 11-1-06. Services were held 11-4-06 at Nick Reynolds Funeral Home, 1916 Sheridan Road, Tulsa @ 10 am. This posting is from his sister Lou (Jarrard) Turner class of 78.

Darren Fry
OHS Class of 1980
I was sadden to discover this weekend the passing of an old friend Darren Fry (Class of 1980). His death was sudden, and as of yet, is unexplained. He died in his home on Friday, October 5, 2001. A roommate found him when Darren's place of work called and asked to check on him. He moved to Owasso during High School and had a heart as big as his frame. We usually don't expect a person of his size to be so bright but Darren was very successful with his grades and with his goals. He had an entrepreneurial spirit that was unmatched and unquenchable. Darren served in the armed forces starting off in the Army then transferring to the Navy. He later attended and graduated from Oklahoma State with a degree in Computer Science/Information Systems Management. He had recently acquired the esteemed level of Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Cisco Certified Networking Professional. He was employed by Boston Communications. His family lived out of town and planned a small graveside service for family only. It was within the last couple of years that he and I had been back in touch. Darren had never married and he enjoyed visiting my family. He had recently become very involved with Destiny Church in Broken Arrow. Darren continued his love of golf from high school all the way through to his last days in this life. He will be remembered for the way he brought contagious laughter to those he met. We look forward to seeing our brother again someday face to face.
Thank you,
Marty D. Joplin

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William L. Griffin II
- Lance Corporal, Marine Air Ground Task Force

OHS Class of 1991
Hi my name is Dan O'Brien. Back on February 7-8th 2001 a young fellow named William L. Griffin II died when his pickup overturned in the curve in front of our house on Hwy 62 in Twentynine Palms, California. He was a 1991 Graduate of your school. His death affected hundreds of folk within our community to demand the redesign of the curve to prevent another tragic death of a young Marine with such a bright future ahead of him.
With warm regards,
Dan O'Brien

Dinah Hall-Griffith-Kleine-Francis
OHS Class of 1995
Born 9/16/1976, died 1/27/2006 age 29. Killed in car accident. Dinah was Loving mother to 3 boys. Dinah received her degree from Tulsa University as a R.N. employed by St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Funeral Services were held Jan. 31. 2006 In Owasso. Graveside services were held Nowata Memorial Cemetary. Survived by parents William & Kathy Hall of Owasso, sister Syndie Hall Goodrich of Wichita Ks, Sister Sandra Hall Quinton of Owasso and one brother Michael Hall of Tulsa. Son Tyler Griffith of Sperry, Cameron and Ethan Kleine of Tulsa

Lisa Ann Hauptmann-Smith
Lisa died on November 17, 2003 of a car wreck. She was 38.
your friend,
Russell A Hauptmann

Virlene Hendricks
OHS Class of 1964
Services for Virlene Hendricks, 55, of Owasso, were held Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel. Burial followed at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso. Casket bearers were Robert Sisk, Rev. Jerry Craig, Chris Cameron, Steven Willis, Dr. Norman Hinkle and Dr. David Cash.
Virlene Hendricks died Saturday, November 10, 2001 in Tulsa. She was born Sept 24, 1946, in Terre Haute, Indiana. She moved to Owasso with her family in 1963, and graduated with the Owasso High School Class of 1964. She married Roy G. Hendricks Oct. 18, 1968 in Miami, Oklahoma.
Virlene, a member of Westport Mennonite Brethren Church, spent most of her working life as a laboratory technician.
She enjoyed fishing, singing, playing the piano and being with her grandchildren. Survivors: Roy, her husband of more than 30 years; 2 daughters, Darla Strate and Christina Berenguer, both of Owasso; her parents, Art and Marinetta Pinson, of Owasso; her sister, VaShelle Moody, of Owasso; 2 brothers, Stephen and Kevin Jenks, both of Owasso; and six grandchildren, Amanda, Anna, Bryce, Ariel, Matthew and Jesse. (Owasso Reporter)

Karie Lynn Hicks
OHS Class of 1990
Karie Lynn Hicks 1972-1994
Sister of David and Don Hicks, would have graduated from OHS in 1990. She was hospitalized during her sophomore year in high school and went through many treatments before finally getting her diploma. She had a brilliant mind and was a good friend to all that knew her. Karie attended junior college in Tulsa where she maintained a 4.0 GPA. She later transfered to Oklahoma State University in 1993. Karie passed away February 25, 1994, just two weeks after her grandmother, Louise.
She will always be in our hearts.
David Hicks, Pre-Press Manager
Stillwater NewsPress

John Wesley Hines
OHS Class of 1996
Funeral services for John Wesley "J-Dub" Hines, 29, were noon Friday, May 23, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of Owasso. Arrangements were entrusted to Reynolds Funeral Home. John was born July 18, 1978. He died May 17, 2008. Survivors include his father, Silas Hines and wife, Kathy, of Beeville, Texas; his mother, Cherrie Nolen and husband, Dan, of Owasso; two brothers, Jason Williams of Tulsa and Rob Williams of Owasso; two stepsisters, Summer Autry and Keisha Briseno, both of Beeville, Texas; and his companion, Melisa Duke of Tulsa and their son-to-be, Zachary John Silas Hines. (Owasso Reporter)

Michael "Mike" Shawn Hughes, Jr.
OHS Class of 2002
Adam Bryant Cornwell
Brothers Mike Hughes, age 17, and Adam Cornwell, age 9, and their friend, Bob Poland died Sunday, September 1, 2002 in an automobile collision in Tahlequah. Services were held September 5 at First Baptist Church in Broken Arrow. Burial at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery, in Owasso, under direction of Moore's Eastlawn Chapel in Tulsa.
Mike was born August 22, 1985 in Tulsa. He was an Honor Student and Owasso High School senior. Like his best friend, Bob, Mike wanted to be an architect.
Mike's brother, Adam was born January 26, 1993 in Tulsa. He had moved to New Mexico in June and was a 4th grade Honor Student at Holloman Air Force Base. Adam attended First Baptist Church of Tulsa with his Grandmother. He wanted to produce animated films when he grew up. He had just learned to swim.
Survivors include their Mother, Dana Meeks and her husband, Revel; Mike's father, Michael Hughes and his wife, Kelly; their twin sisters, Brooke and Blaire Lorenz, of California; Maternal Grandparents, James C. Thomas and Gloria Ann Bryant; and Mike's Paternal Grandparents, Tom Hughes and Carolyn Hughes.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the Adam-Michael Hughes Fund at First Bank of Owasso, 86th Street Branch. (Owasso Reporter)

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Jennifer JeanAnn Krantz
OHS Class of 2011
In Memory of Jennifer Krantz age 19, passed away mysteriously, and unexpected, 12-14-2012, She will be forever missed.

Harlon Lamkin, former OHS Band Director
Harlon Lamkin arguably did more to put OHS on the regional/national map than any other staff member there that I can recall. His ways were sometimes harsh, but he was very memorable and in looking back positively shaped the lives of 1000s there.
Steve DePasse
Denver, CO - OHS '83 and former "Pride of Owasso" Member

Lamkin, who lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, led the Pride of Owasso High School marching band along with his wife from 1973 to 1989. Current director David Gorham, said he had known Lamkin for many year and his efforts built a foundation for what the band is today.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Pete Lamkin and one sister, June McKinney. He is survived by his daughter, Tina Getter and husband, Kevin of Tulsa, OK; two granddaughters, Megan and Kristen; two brothers, Lawwrence and Monty Lamkin of Lubbock; three sisters, Joye Fenerty of Kensington, MD, Beth Walraven and Jan Killingsworth of Lubbock.
Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 4, 2006 at White Memorial Chapel in Lubbock, Texas. Arrangements are with White Funeral Home. To register or send condolences online, please visit www.whitefuneralhome.com
Oklahoma Services for Lamkin are pending. As more information becomes available it will be posted at www.owassoreporter.com

Wisdom Ledgerwood
OHS Class of 2000
Wisdom died in an automobile crash March 9, 2001. He was born Jun 11, 1981 in Tulsa to parents Perry William and Nancy Lee (Wallace) Ledgerwood. Wisdom loved the outdoors, fishing, golfing, music, hanging with friends, and had a passion for sports. He played baseball, soccer and basketball. He set many season and career Owasso basketball records. He attended First Christian Church in Owasso for 14 years, and was active with the youth group. He had been working at ADT Security Services as a salesman. Burial was in Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso. Family members include his parents, daughter, Addison Wilson of Owasso, maternal grandparents Johnene Lunn and husband Emmitt, Jim Wallace and wife Nancy, all of Oklahoma City; paternal grandparents Richard and Sue Ledgerwood of Cookson, OK; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Addison Wilson Trust Fund, RCB Bank, 11633 E 86th Street North, Owasso, OK 74055.

Chris Lewis
OHS Class of 1985
My brother in law, Chris Lewis, class of 85' died a couple of years ago from medical complications.
Robert Seaver

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Marshall "Dean" McKee
OHS FFA Teacher
A college scholarship has been established in Dean McKee's name for students on Owasso's FFA program. The FFA Alumni Association has established the scholarship, and a fund for it. Contributions may be sent to the Dean McKee FFA Memorial Scholarship Fund at First Bank of Owasso, PO Box 1800, Owasso, OK 74055. For more information, contact FFA Alumni officials Mike A. Summers at 272-7768, David Kessler at 274-0827, or Brant Snap at 272-5301.
Mr McKee was with Owasso Public Schools 13 years, and taught FFA at Owasso High School until his death on September 25, 2003 near Oologah.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct 29 in Nowata. He taught a variety of vocational-agricultural classes at Owasso High School. He served as FFA sponsor and was president of the Oklahoma Agricultural Educators Association 2002-2003. Active in Limousin cattle shows and sales, serving as president of the Oklahoma Limousin Breeders Association at the time of his death. Mr. McKee planned to retire after the 2003-04 school year, his 30th year in education. He began teaching at Delaware, OK, and also taught at Lenapah and Nowata prior to his Owasso position.
Born July 16, 1952 in Bartlesville to Margie and Ray McKee of Nowata. The family moved to Nowata in 1958. He was a graduate of Nowata High School, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M college, and Oklahoma State University. He married Beverly Harrison March 13, 1982 in Nowata. The couple had 2 daughters, Jamie and Julie. He was active in the First Baptist Church of Nowata, where he taught Sunday School in the Youth and Children's Departments. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Jamie and her husband Jason, of Wagoner, and Julie, a student at Connors State College in Warner; his mother, of Nowata; one brother, Dennis Ray McKee and his wife Sharon, of Nowata; and one sister, Danette Jean Jones and her husband Randy, also of Nowata.
He was eulogized by OHS Principal Stan Trout as "the most positive person I've known." Officials of the Owasso FFA Alumni Association spoke of his "positive effects on kids." Students considered him a great friend. (Owasso Reporter)

David Ray Metzger
OHS Class of 1984
August, 2005; David Metzger will be missed. I knew him as a good friend during our high school years. We had a lot of classes together and we talked a lot. He was always joking, trying to make all those around him happy. Although, we haven't kept in touch over the years, I feel a great loss. David touched a great many people in his life. I was one of them. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Metzger Memorial Fund, c/o First Assembly of God, 9341 N. 129th E. Ave., Owasso, Okla., 74055. Thanks Snowhawk. David Hicks - Class of 1984

Funeral services for David Ray Metzger, 38, of Owasso were Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at the Owasso First Assembly of God with Pastor Bruce McCarty and Pastor Tommy Thompson officiating.
Committal and interment services followed at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Metzeger was born Oct. 24, 1966 to James and Barbara (Cinninger) Metzger in Tulsa. He died Saturday, Aug. 13. 2005.
He graduated with the Owasso High School class of 1984. He continued his education attending Central Bible College.
He married Michelle Cowic on Feb. 14, 1992 in Tulsa. He spent most of his working life in retail and as a truck driver.
He was a faithful member of the First Assembly of God in Owasso and was active in the choir.
He enjoyed gardening and studying genealogy and was very involved with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Michelle; three children, Amanda, Jonathan and Nathaniel all of the home; a brother, Paul Metzger of Owasso; his parents, James and Barbara Metzger of Owasso; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as casket bearers were Paul Metzger, Mike Cowie, Zachary Cowie, Ryan Thompson, Taylor Thompson, David Crow, Greg Hughes and Mark Long.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Metzger Memorial Fund, C/O First Assembly of God, 9341 N 129th E. Ave., Owasso, OK 74055. (Owasso Reporter)

Bruce Moore
OHS Class of 1979
Drum Tech. Lythias
tribute page
b. November 8, 1960 | d. December 13, 1997

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Larry O'Banion
OHS Class of 1979
Larry was struck with Leukemia during his Senior year at OHS. He passed away roughly two weeks after high school graduation. Larry and I attended Owasso schools all 12 years together, played on alot of little league teams together, attended church together, and played high school football together. Larry had a great sense of humor and was very funny. Always had a smile on his face. He was a good friend to many of us from the Class of 1979. He is very missed.
Barry Gabbert OHS Class of 1979

Ruth Ellen-Ogan
OHS Class of 1975
Wonderful Mom, Daughter and Sister
b. March 11, 1957 | d. March 25, 1997
Your smile and peace will always be near.

Robert "Bob" Kenneth Poland
OHS Class of 2002
Bob Poland and his friends, Mike Hughes, age 17, and Mike's brother, Adam Cornwell, age 9, died Sunday, September 1, 2002 in an automobile collision in Tahlequah.
Rosary for Bob was held September 3 at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Owasso followed by a funeral Mass Wednesday, September 4. Burial at the Gem Cemetery in Colby, Kansas under direction of Moore's Eastlawn Chapel in Tulsa.
Bob was born May 20, 1984, in Colby, Kansas, to Robert D. and Patricia A. Poland. He was a 4-H member and loved to farm with his Grandparents. The Owasso High School Honor Student ranked 12th in his senior class. Bob worked at Bill and Ruth's and wanted to become an architect.
Survivors include his parents, Robert and Patricia; Brother, Daniel; Three sisters: Melissa, Theresa and Jackie; Grandparents: Kenneth and Helen Poland, Robert and Marigene DesMarteau; a Niece and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends. (Owasso Reporter)

Darrell Gene Prosser
Born September 12, 1957; entered into eternal rest on June 4, 1999.
Beloved son, grandson, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend. Will always be remembered and honored for his gentle nature and his giftedness in artwork. We will love and miss him always!

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David Lee Reedy
OHS Class of 1965
David Lee Reedy of Avant died May 21, 1999. Services were held May 25 in Avant Methodist Church. Private interment followed. Born in Lockwood, Missouri, David's primary education was through the Owasso School System, graduating in 1965. After several years in the secular world, David began his education for the ministry, receiving his appointment to the Avant Methodist Church in 1988. He was also employed by Rose World Class Security of Tulsa, providing security services for PSO the past 12 years. He was a member of the Sheriff and Peace Officers Association of Oklahoma and served with pride as captain of the Avant Auxiliary Police. He is survived by his wife Earleen and two sons. Dusty of Collinsville and Jack of Catoosa; stepchildren. Cindy Reid, Medina, Ohio, and Micah Woodard, Tulsa; daughters-in-law, Julie and Nicki Reedy and Lori Woodard, and son-in-law, Bryan Reid; six grandchildren; brother, Dennis Reedy and sister Debi Evans, and a host of family and friends. (Owasso Reporter)

Roger Dale Schwermer

OHS Class of 1972
tribute page
born: August 21, 1954 | died: July 22, 2002
Dale served our great Country from December 26, 1972 until August 2, 1978 at which time he was given an Honorable Discharge.

William Joe Shaffer
Graveside services for William Joe Shaffer, 75 of Temple, Texas, formerly of Owasso, were held July 21, 2001. He was born March 30, 1926 in Sperry. He graduated from Owasso High School, then spent many years in Odessa, Texas, where he retired from Phillips Petroleum Co. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jean Shaffer. The married Dixie Evans Shaffer in 1991. Survivors include his wife of Temple; three sons, Charles Shaffer and wife Marsha of Goldsmith, William Shaffer and wife Mary Jo of Roswell, NM, and Ray Shaffer and wife Kay of Ozona; daughter, Julie Blaylock and husband Toren of Jonestown; 12 grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mary Shaffer of Owasso. (Owasso Reporter)

Aaron Michael Short
OHS Class of 2005
Funeral services for Aaron Michael Short, 21, of Owasso were Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel, with Pastor Charlie Curran officiating. Casket bearers were Gary Short, Jimmy Short, Willie Short, Harold Willaby, Chad Johnson and Chris Harvell. Committal services and interment followed at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso. Aaron was born August 27, 1986 in Tulsa to Frank Jr. and Theresa (Willaby) Short. He died Friday, July 4, 2008 in Tulsa. He spent most of his working life with Short Construction Company in Collinsville. He enjoyed a variety of pastimes including playing computer games, fishing and traveling. Survivors include his mother, Theresa of the home; one brother Brad Short and wife Eve, and their children, Faith and Hope, of Norman; one sister, Caitlin of the home; his grandparents, Charles and Fran Willaby and Frank and LaVerne Short, all of Owasso; great-grandparents, Kate Beckner of Collinsville and Annetta Auffet of Stilwell; and two uncles, Gary Short of Collinsville and Harold Willaby of Sydney, Australia. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Short, Jr. (Owasso Reporter)

Timothy L. Steeves
OHS Class of 1973
Tim died May 16, 2002. He was a 1973 OHS graduate.
Darlene Steeves

Donna Stipes-McCombs
OHS Class of 1980
After graduating Donna was employed with the American Red Cross in Tulsa. Donna has a daughter Denae who also attended Owasso schools. Donna died on September 4, 1996 in an automobile accident in Little Kansas, Oklahoma. She was the passenger in the front seat and three children were in the back; Denae, Toni and Jesse Ross (kids of the driver). The children survived, but Donna and the driver were both killed. She was a woman who loved her family and put her family first in her life.
Mary Johnson Thomas

Renee' Sutterfield
OHS Class of 1980
After graduating Renee' attended Oklahoma State Tech and received a degree in jewelry design. She worked in the Biomedical Research Lab at Oral Roberts University for 3 years. Renee' died in March of 1988 from a cancerous brain tumor, at the age of 26. Those who knew Renee' will remember her for her sense of humor and compassion.
Mary Johnson Thomas

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Johnny Ray Tagman
- Private First Class, US Army

OHS Class of 1964
b. Dec 9, 1943 | d. July 10, 1966
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VietNam Veterans Wall Location: Panel 09E, Line Number 016

Angela Kay Tattershall
OHS Class of 1985
Kay Tattershall, born Nov 29, 1966 in Fort Smith Arkansas, daughter of James and Angela (Horton) Robison, died Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa. She was 43 years of age. Kay graduated OHS in 1985, then attended OSU 1985-87. She lived in the Owasso/Broken Arrow areas for all of her life. She was a Regional Property Manager for Tipton Asset Group. Her fondest memories were of growing up on a horse ranch, horse shows, and raising horses. She was a member of the Collegiate FFA, having served as the first Lady President in Oklahoma, the Tulsa Apt. Association, National Apt. Association, and the Apt. Association of Central Oklahoma. She enjoyed working and spending time with her family. She learned unconditional love from her daughter, Kaycee, bravery from her mother, her work ethic from her dad, and trust from her finance, Brent. She attended Victory Christian Center. She is survived by daughter, Kaycee Ann Tattershall of Broken Arrow; Parents, JD and Angie Robison of Broken Arrow; finace, Brent Dickenson of Broken Arrow; twin brother, Ray and wife Sherry Robison of Tampa, FL; half brother, David Robison of Moore; uncles, Homer Robison of Spiro, and Bobby Robison of Okay, OK; nephew Jason Robison of Oklahoma City. She was preceded in death by half brothers, Mike and Jim Robison, half sister, Jeriann Cushing and aunt, Joann Davis. Funeral arrangements were held Aug 26, 2010 at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow. Burial followed at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Broken Arrow. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, OKC, OK 73123-2718.

Libery Duane Thomas
OHS Class of 1999
Funeral services for Liberty D. "Libs" Thomas, 27, of Skiatook were at 10am on Thursday, May 22, 2008 in the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel with co-worker Eric Garrett officiating. Also, Liberty's grandfather, the Rev. Pete Thomas, and Father Doug Thomas spoke. Burial was at 2:30pm at the Timpson's Chapel Cemetery in Vinita. Servicing as casket bearers were Casey Grant, D.J., Mike Woodard, Stacy Darland, Anthony "Big Dawg" Spears, Josh Thomas, Pete Root and Mark Reid. Serving as honorary casket bearers were Rev. Pete Thomas and Doug Thomas. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Liberty was born July 4, 1980 to Douglas Duane and Tena Marie (Cox) Thomas in Tulsa. He died Friday, May 16, 2008 at his home.
He was raised and received his education in Owasso. Libs first worked as a cook at Mazzio's Pizza and later in landscaping, before employment with Advanced Composites Group as a manager in shipping and receiving. In his spare time, he loved to wash and care for his Chevy pick-up. He also enjoyed spending time on his computer and hanging out with friends.
Survivors include his parents, Doug and Tena Thomas of Skiatook; one brother, Joshua D Thomas of Enid; grandparents, the Rev Dalton "Pete" and Betty Thomas of Skiatook; aunts, Treva Cox of Owasso and Tamme (Cox) Dopps and Allen Nail of Sand Springs; and cousins, Amber Dawn Dopps, Michelle Dopps and Dewayne Miller.
Liberty was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bob "Corky" and Betty Cox; and his friend, brother and cousin, David Carl Medlin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to: St Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. (Owasso Reporter)

Michelle Renee Thompson Hopkins
OHS Class of 1986
Michelle Renee Thompson Hopkins, 38, of Canastota, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006. She was born on Nov. 30, 1967, in Holdenville, Okla., the daughter of David and Deborah Sparks Thompson. Michelle spent her early years in Oklahoma, and was a 1986 graduate of Owasso High School. She had lived in the Canastota area for the past 16 years, and graduated with an associate's degree from the Utica School of Commerce in Canastota. She was active in many youth sports groups, including Little League and Parents of Football. Michelle enjoyed scrapbooking, sports, antiquing, collecting lighthouse items and spending time with family and friends. She married Michael S. Hopkins on July 11, 1987, in Owasso, Okla. Surviving besides her husband, Michael, are two sons, Zachary Thomas Hopkins and Nathan Thomas Hopkins, both at home; a daughter, Chelsea Lea Hopkins at home; her parents, David and Debby Thompson of Owasso, Okla.; her material grandmother, LaRuth Sparks of Owasso, Okla.; her paternal grandparents, Bernice and Leonard Thompson of Ada, Okla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Kara Thompson of Owasso, Okla., and Roger Thompson and Amanda McCandless of Tulsa, Okla.; as well as aunts, uncles; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2006, at St. Agatha's Church, Canastota. The Rev. Robert A. Bromfield, Pastor of the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oklahoma. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James St., Canastota. In her memory contributions may be made to the Michelle R. Hopkins Memorial Fund (an educational fund for Zach, Nate and Chelsea), 6 Kay Circle, Canastota, NY 13032, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc. , Canastota. (Owasso Reporter)

Tabitha Dawn May-Tower
OHS Class of 1988
March 20, 2000 graveside services were held for Tabitha Dawn May Tower at Graceland Memorial Park in Owasso. Services were directed by the Musgrove-Merrott-Smith Funeral Service, officiated by Dr. Kevin Clarkson. Tabitha, at the age of 30, died March 16, 2000 at St. Francis Hospital. Tabitha was born January 25, 1970 in Tulsa to Robert Ray and Sandra Mobley May. She was a 1988 Owasso High School Alumnus where she was involved in FFA and horse judging. After graduating, Tabitha studied psychology at Rogers State College. On July 25, 1992 she married Chuck Tower in Tulsa. They lived near Chelsea. She was a member of the Rogers County 4-H and enjoyed competing in rodeos. She was an expert marksman and a member of the Chelsea VFW Auxiliary.
Tabitha is survived by her husband Chuck, and daughter Kassandra May Tower; parents, Robert and Sandra May of Claremore; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Beverly Tower of Tulsa; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Talley of Bartlesville; maternal grandparents, Chet and Catherine Mobley of Collinsville; sisters, Misty Olson of Owasso and Lacy May of Claremore; and brother-in-law, Troy Tower of Tulsa. Memorials may be made to the Rogers County 4-H Horse Club, 219 S. Missouri, B115, Claremore, OK 74017. (Owasso Reporter)

Eleasa Bunny Tribble
OHS Class of 1978
Eleasa Bunny Tribble, Owasso resident, passed away Monday, August 23, 2010 at St. John Owasso Hospital at the age of 49. Eleasa was born Dec 9, 1960 in Claremore to CL and Wanda (Perkins) Allen. She was raised and received her education in Tulsa and Owasso, graduating OHS Class of 1978. In high school, Eleasa was active in the vocal group, a part of the pom-pom team and played tennis. On Sept 15, 1984, she was united in marriage to Paul Keith Tribble in a Tulsa ceremony and they made their home in Owasso. Spending time with her family was a priority for her, as well as tending to her flowers. Eleasa was employed as a receptionist with Dr Hinkle and Cash Eye Care. Those that survive and hold many cherished memories are her: husband, Keith Tribble of the home; children Justin, Jeff and Diana Tribble all of Owasso; mother, Wanda Burks of Owasso; father, Billy Gene Burks of Ft. Worth, Texas, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Eleasa were held August 27, 2010 at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel with Rev Brent Andrews of Owasso First Baptist Church officiating. Private burial followed in the Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

Michael (Mike) Earl Whitelock
OHS Class of 1971
Mike passed away July 6, 2007, after a yearlong battle with throat cancer. He managed his illness with humor and tenacity, the very pattern he established for his own life. His parents of Owasso, Oklahoma, Marie and Ronald Whitelock survive him. His wife, Linda, of New York City, and his six brothers and sisters also survive him. Bothers and sisters include: William (Bill) Whitelock of Tulsa, Ronald (Ron) Whitelock and his wife, Susan of Chelsea, Ok, Patricia (Pat) Gross and her husband Jerry of Oklahoma City, Martha May and her husband, Robert of Payola, KS, Theresa Mueller and her husband, John of Calgary, Canada, and Sharla Lee of Dallas, TX. He had a host of nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins. Michael was born August 20, 1953 at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. He was a twin and shared a unique and special lifelong bond with his twin sister, Pat. He attended school in Tulsa at St. Peter and Paul Catholic School. He began sixth grade in Owasso, OK and graduated from Owasso High School in 1971. He attended OU and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on November 20, 1972. He was honorably discharged on November 19, 1976. After leaving the Coast Guard, he settled in Queens, New York and married Linda Pilikan in January 5, 1979. He worked for Farberware and Linzer Paint Co. in the New York City area. He worked as the Operations Manager at Global Teak Inc. in Winslow, New Jersey and was employed there at the time of his death. Michael followed in the footsteps of both of his grandfathers and loved working with fine wood. He created and crafted beautiful furniture, doors and cabinetry. Many admired his skillful work. He loved fishing and fished oceans, rivers, streams, and lakes. During his illness, Michael received all of his care at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. The family is so grateful for the doctors, nurses, and other staff members who treated him with such compassion, respect and commitment. A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Henry�s Catholic Church in Owasso, OK on Monday July 16, 2007 at 10:00 AM. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Henry�s Catholic Church Building Fund in Owasso, the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor�s choice be made instead. (Owasso Reporter)

Linda Sue Williams-McGill
OHS Class of 1973
56, of Owasso, was born October 4, 1954 to Buford and Evelyn (Keeling) Williams in Tulsa. She died March 15 2011 in Tulsa. She was married to classmate David R Cather and had 2 children. She was later married to Dayle "Tine" McGill of Owasso.
Survivors include her children Angela Reudelhuber of Tulsa and David C. Cather of Owasso, father, and step mother Buford and Helen Williams ; her step-brother, Larry McConghie and wife, Suzie, of Collinsville; several Aunts, Uncles, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dayle McGill and mother, Evelyn Williams and brother Charles Williams OHS class of 70. Resting at Fairview Cemetary in Owasso. Memorial Video: youtube.com/watch?v=jaZ5fOT1Jv0. Family contact: Angela Reudelhuber TulsaBalloons@gmail.com
Photos: Linda - Linda (Wedding)

Charles Robert Williams
OHS Class of 1970
Charles Robert Williams, 54, of Owasso, was born January 30, 1951 to Buford and Evelyn (Keeling) Williams in Tulsa. He died Friday, February 18, 2005 in Tulsa. He was raised and educated in Owasso and completed his education at Northeastern Oklahoma A & M at Miami. He spent most of his life working as a loader operator. He enjoyed a variety of pastimes, including spending time at the lake.
Survivors include his father, Buford Williams and wife, Helen, of Delaware; his sister, Linda Williams of Owasso; his step-brother, Larry McConghie and wife, Suzie, of Collinsville; several Aunts, Uncles, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Williams. Pastor Lee Morgans officiated at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel. Committal services and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Cleveland, Oklahoma. (Owasso Reporter)

Austin Hughes Wiseman
OHS Class of 2000
I regret to inform the alumni of Owasso High that; on Friday night 11/25 Austin Hughes Wiseman (Class of 2000) was tragically killed in an auto accident in Chicago. His mother and father have donated organs.... Austin will be cremated and a memorial service is pending in Muskogee, OK (1st United Methodist Church).... tentatively the date will be in mid-December. C. Ray Wiseman

Brad Wolf
OHS Class of 1999
November 20, 2001, services for Bradley "Brad" Ryan Wolf, 21 for a day, were held at Bethel Baptist Church in Owasso. The Rev. Art Spomer officiated. Burial followed at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso. Casket bearers were Kyle Bewley, Bill Dunaway, Grant Polk, Ben Gibbs, Jack Williams and Cody Banks.
Brad died Friday, November 16, 2001 from injuries suffered in a car wreck.
He was born November 15, 1980, in Springfield, MO, to Max and Laura (Ott) Wolf. He lived most of his life in Owasso. He played football at Owasso High School, where he graduated with the class of 1999. He completed his studies at the National Auto Diesel College in Nashville, TN with honors, in September 2000. Upon graduation, he took responsibility for managing a fleet of more than 100 on- and off-road vehicles for his parents' Horizon Construction Company, which is based in Owasso. Brad loved cars, fishing, and to spend time outdoors. He was caring, compassionate and had a sharp sense of humor.
He is survived by his parents, Max and Laura Wolf, of Owasso, brother Nick Wolf; grandmothers Della F. Wolf and Lucille Ott, both of Cherokee, Iowa; Aunts and Uncles Myrna and Charles Sell of Scotts Bluff, NE, Richard and Jeanette Ott, of Cleghorn, Iowa, Judy and Robert Meyer, of Pleasanton, CA, Margaret Gianopoulos, of Las Vegas, and Marion Ott of Arlington, VA; and numerous cousins and friends. (Owasso Reporter)

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