Archive - Obituary
May 21st, 2013
Robert Leroy âBobâ Chance, Sr., age 79, passed away May 20, in Oklahoma City.
He was born October 9, 1933 in Soldier, Kan., to Ralph and Elsie (Bailey) Chance. Bob was the oldest of six children.
After graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving our country during the Korean Conflict. Bob received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Outstanding Unit Service Certificate. After four years of service, Bob was honorably discharged.
Michael Eric Highberger, 57, of Sterling passed away Saturday, May 18, in Sterling.
Mike was born July 12, 1955 in Pratt, Kan., to Milton and Mona (Layton) Highberger.
He worked in the oil fields in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Colorado. He worked most recently as a Certified Mechanic for Excel Energy.
He married Julie Lemons October 25, 1991 in Sterling.
Mike was a mechanic and loved working on old cars. He enjoyed any time spent in his âshopâ fixing or working on anything.
Los Banos, Calif. - Ken Jenkins, Los Banos, Calif., died May 11, after a long illness. He was 65.
Born Sept. 30, 1947, in Liberal, Kans., Ken spent much of his younger years near Guymon.
He graduated from Guymon High School with the Class of 1965.
That same year he entered the U.S. Navy where he served in Vietnam as an aircraft mechanic aboard the flight decks of the USS Oriskany and the USS Hancock.
He married Sunny Ely on April 8, 1967.
Novie Leroy Coffman, 86, lifelong resident, passed away Saturday evening, May 18, at the Heritage Community Manor in Guymon.
The son of Lee and Clara (Carter) Coffman, he was born March 2, 1927 in the Dombey Community.
Novie was married to Norma Jean Kirk on February 14, 1944. Born to this union were five children: Robert, Steven, David, Tina and Serena.
Novie attended school in Turpin.
He served in the Army Air Force Paratrooper 305th Division in East France, London, England, Munich, Germany and Naples, Italy.
Guymon â Eula Mae Cox, 91, passed away early Monday, May 20th, 2013 at the Dunaway Manor.
GUYMON - Daniel V. Torrez, 52, died May 18, at BSA Health System, Amarillo.
He was born June 7, 1960 in Dodge City, to Pascual Joe and Martina (Veloz) Torrez.
Daniel grew up in Dodge City and attended Dodge City Schools. He moved to Guymon in 1984, and went to work for Guymon Paint and Body. Daniel later worked for Seaboard in Guymon.
On July 2, 1992 he married Theresa Jaramillo in Guymon.
He was a member of the St. Peters Catholic Church of Guymon.
Lewis Eugene âMacâ Shaeffer passed away Friday, May 17, at the age of 71.
He was born August 5, 1941, to Leo and Harriet Shaeffer, in Texhoma. He was the middle child of three. His siblings are Ray and Linda Shaeffer.
Mac was a cowboy who loved life and everyone in it. A stranger to none and a friend to all, Mac always made it a point to never be to busy to say hello.
Wayne Wesley Albright, 86, died on Saturday, May 18, at the West Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt, TN.
A native of Tyrone, Wayne was born April 29, 1927, to the late Ancel Alfred and Elsie Elane Stevens Albright.
He was married to the late Lina Gale Albright, who was his best friend, fishing partner and traveling companion for many years.
He proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS LST 741 in the Philippines during WWII.
DURANT, Okla. - Alice âStellaâ Tramel Perry died May 16 in Durant, Okla.
She was born Feb. 15, 1946, in Roy, N.M., to Antonio and Pauline (Montoya) Sandoval.
She married Harvey Lee Tramel June 26, 1964. He died June 11, 2002.
She married Benny Perry March 19, 2011.
Alice loved going out to eat, shopping and loved her plants. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and attending church. She was a member of the Rock Assembly of God in Ft. Towson, Ok.
HARDESTY - Beau Brewer, 27, died Wednesday morning, May 1, at his home north of Hardesty.
Beau Lucas Brewer was born in Guymon, November 21, 1985, to Susan J. (Muir) Brewer and Randy E. Brewer.
He was an incredibly talented craftsman, fixing and building things from a very young age. Most may remember him riding around on his lawn mower all over town as he worked during most of his school years.
He was a gifted athlete and graduated from Hardesty High School in 2004. He worked in the oil fields and as a mechanic.