Lyndsay Nicole Bogges 1982 ~ 2020


Lyndsay Nicole Bogges, 37, of Cheyenne, Oklahoma was born on November 29, 1982 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is the daughter of Ted Wayne Fitzhugh Jr. and Linda Elaine (Brown) Zurhorst. Lyndsay went to be with her Heavenly Father on May 13, 2020 in Amarillo, Texas.

On February 24, 2007 Lyndsay married the love of her life, Gary Shadd Bogges in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She was a teacher’s aide and a youth softball coach for several teams which gave her the ability to touch and make a difference in many young girls lives. Lyndsay enjoyed home decorating, remodeling, snow skiing, jet skiing at the lake, playing any sports or board games with her kids. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, a loving wife, and a beautiful daughter. Lyndsay was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Dr. Dennis Hooper officiated. Services wetr live streamed on Martin-Dugger Facebook page for those that cannot attend due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to the care of Richard and Tammy Dugger and the staff of Martin- Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Cherishing her memory is her loving husband, Shadd Bogges of the home; one daughter, Emma Grace Bogges; two sons, Ayden Ramsey Bogges and Boston Cash Bogges; her mother, Linda Zurhorst; step-father, Peter Zurhorst; father and mother-in-law, Gary and Barbara Bogges; numerous other loved ones, family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Ted Fitzhugh Jr.; Paternal Grandparents; Maternal Grandmother. Memorials can be made to the Lyndsay Bogges Memorial Fund in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707, Elk City, Oklahoma 73648.

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Brilla June Lucas 1932 ~ 2020


Brilla June Aderholt Lucas was born March 29, 1932, during a late season snow storm, on a farm east and north of Roll, Oklahoma to Fred Aderholt and Lorene Elizabeth Spear Aderholt.

Two years later her parents purchased the farm across road where she and her older brother Jack would grow up on a sandy 160 acres with a soft water creek. Which Brilla said was a wonderful place to grow up. She started school in 1937 at the Breezy Meadow school. She started a year early because her father was on the school board and the district barely had enough kids to remain open. As a young girl she accepted Christ and was baptized in the Breezy Meadow Baptist Church. Because of labor shortages during the WW2, her mother Lorene would return to teaching. While her dad and brother remained on the farm, Lorene & Brilla moved to Strong City where her Mom taught Elementary school. After the war they return home and she finished grade school at Breezy Meadow. She went to high school at Crawford and graduated in the class of 1951.

After graduating from high school she moved to Cheyenne and began to work for Minnie Slief at the abstract office. She described working for Miss Minnie as the equivalent of going to business school because of the methodical and exacting way she trained her staff and ran her business. While working in Cheyenne she boarded with her future in-laws Fred and Gertrude Lucas. And would catch the eye of their son Thurman (Ike) Lucas.

In 1953 Ike would be drafted into the US Army for two years and leave Lucas & Son Produce.

About then Brilla and a couple of her high school girl friends would move to Oklahoma City to successfully find jobs.

Ike would return from the Army in 1954 and they would be married on May 1, 1955 at the Baptist minister’s parsonage in Reydon. After living & working for a brief time in Oklahoma City, they moved to the OD Lucas homestead to farm & dairy. In 1956 daughter Carol Earlene was born followed by son Frank Dean in 1960. April of 1960 would bring a tragic fire on the farm resulting in the loss of Carol, keeping Ike in the hospital until summer of that year and Brilla being hospitalized until January of 1961. She always said that without Ike’s Aunt Flo & Uncle Lee Cole’s calm effective first aid and Dr Buster & his wonderful staff they would all have been lost. And both were forever appreciative of the neighbors & family who kept the farm & dairy operating during that long difficult summer.

For for all the pain and sorrow of 1960, 1961 would bring new hope with the birth that fall of daughter Julie Ann. The rest of the decade of the sixties would be a period of rebuilding. Ike liked to tell the of how Brilla wanted a new car so he bought her 25 Holstein steer baby calves to raise.

She bottle fed them & raised 24 of them successfully. Those steers purchased the first brand new Ford Mustang delivered to the dealer in Cheyenne 1964! In 1970 she went to work at Security State Bank, working in the check processing department. Ike started Cheyenne Lumber & Steel in 1977 and in 1980 she would leave the Bank to work full time at the lumberyard. Ultimately the couple would sell the business to the Tidwells in 1984 to retire back to farm.

The 1980’s & 1990’s were a time of travel & adventure. Ike’s health declined in his seventies & she would have both hips & a knee replaced. After he passed in 2011, Brilla would stay close to home & family. She would continue to live by herself until a fall & broken leg led to her health failing and passing on May 15 in the Roger Mills Memorial Hospital at the age 88 years. Brilla was preceded in passing by her parents Fred and Lorene Aderholt, older brother Jack Aderholt, daughter Carol Lucas and husband Thurman (Ike) Lucas.

She is survived by son Frank Lucas his wife Lynda, daughter Julie O’Neal her husband Randy, grandchildren Jessica Bentley her husband Steven, Ashlea Yager her husband Nehemiah, Grant Lucas, Caitlin O’Neal and John O’Neal. Great grandchildren Lauren McDaniel, Arie Bentley, Tristan Yager, Will Bentley and Cora Yager. She will be laid to rest between Ike & Carol in the Silent Home Cemetery in Roll. Even as she survived the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, the tragic fire and all the other struggles of her lifetime she maintained a calm, quiet, reserved disposition. Loved her family, maintained her faith in the Lord and when asked would always respond with the simple truth.

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Lyndsay Bogges 1982 ~ 2020

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Patricia Louise Miller 1946 ~ 2020


Patricia Louise Miller was born December 18, 1946, in Shattuck Oklahoma, to Chance Porter Shahan and Daisy Goldie (Gifford) Shahan. She passed away May 5, 2020 at the age of 73 years, 4 months, and 17 days, at Elk City, Oklahoma.

She was raised in Harmon, OK and attended school in Arnett, Oklahoma, graduating from Arnett High School in 1965. She began working in the nursing field while still in high school. Her love of people and helping anyone she could led her to attend Bethany Nazarene College and then graduate from the Baptist School of Nursing with her Registered Nursing degree in 1968. After graduation, she began her nursing career in Shattuck Oklahoma. She married Billy Ross Strickland in April 1969. In May 1970, the couple adopted their daughter, Merlene. Louise continued to make a career in nursing caring for people.

She worked at many hospitals and home health agencies and was Director of Nursing at Roger Mills Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne, Oklahoma for several years. Her nursing career was interrupted by illness in 1990, but she continued to care for family and friends. After the passing of her husband Bill, in 1999 she later met and married James Miller on March 3, 2003 in Corsicana, Texas. They resided there until moving back to Cheyenne, Oklahoma in 2005. They loved road trips, seeing the country, wildlife and being together. She was able to enjoy her dream of living in the country before her passing. Louise is preceded in death by her father, Chance Porter Shahan; mother, Daisy Goldie Shahan; first husband, Billy Ross Strickland.

She is survived by her husband James Miller, of the home; daughter, Merlene Shaw and husband Johnny of Durham, OK; brother, Wayne Shahan and wife, Paula, of Arnett, OK; many cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the charity of your choice.Mo< Arrangements are under the directions of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service–West. Condolences can be made online at www.classicfunerals. com.

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Josie “Jo” McIntyre 2005 ~ 2020


Josie “Jo” McIntyre was born December 27, 2005 at Elk City, Oklahoma to Marshall and Jennifer McIntyre. She passed away May 8th, 2020 at her home in Cheyenne, Oklahoma at the age of 14 years, 4 months and 11 days.

Josie came into this world with a full head of beautiful brown hair and big bright green eyes.

During her early childhood she grew up in Elk City with her parents and moved with them to the Cheyenne area before she started school. She began Pre-K at Cheyenne and continued there until present. Throughout school she was very active in sports, cheer- leading, band, hunting and fishing. As she progressed through the years she would become known to her friends on the softball diamond and basketball court as “Jo”. She had a personal drive to better herself and could often be seen working on her skills on the diamond or in the gym. Softball and cheering quickly became her favorite activities where she would become the star pitcher and captain of the cheer squad. Josie also enjoyed band and was going to state for her ability to play the flute.

She was not afraid of anything and would catch a live snake and torment people just for fun. Josie’s heart was one of gold and took great pleasure in doing the unexpected good deed for someone without their knowledge.

She befriended some of her peers that didn’t have the popularity or status. One of her best qualities was her ability to be a big sister. Her heart and love for Blake was unprecedented and even let Blake sleep with her during storms.

She also enjoyed hunting and fishing and is described by her dad as his “Beautiful Tomboy”. Josie was also a member of the Cheyenne First Baptist Church and made Jesus her Lord and Savior in 2015.

She is preceded in death by her uncle, Wesley McIntyre; great grandparents, Billy and Betty Morrison, Jack and Mary Sumpter and Jack McDaniel.

Josie is survived by her parents, Marshall and Jennifer, of the home; brother, Blake, also of the home; her papa Jay Robertson, Reydon, OK; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. The family ask that you join them in celebrating Josie’s life at the Cheyenne High School Softball Field by bringing your lawn chair as if you were coming to cheer on the Cheyenne Lady Bears. The Celebration will be held Friday, May 15, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. with the burial to follow at Cheyenne Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service – West. Condolences can be made online at

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Greg Horn 1961 ~ 2020


Greg, loving husband, father, and grandfather, died at the age of 59. He was born to Barbara and Robert Horn in Sylacauga, AL. He was raised in Lancaster, TX and graduated from Lancaster High in 1979. Greg started working as a truck/delivery driver at the age of 18.

He also worked for the Dallas Cowboys as a Security Supervisor for 28 years until Texas Stadium closed in 2008. Later Greg worked as a special education paraprofessional while coaching football, basketball & track. This gave Greg the opportunity, which he loved, to work with students & young athletes, whom over the years brought him another level of joy and accomplishment. Greg was a skilled umpire for baseball and his real love, fast pitch softball. He umpired for many years as both a profession & a passion and continued to do so until this past February. In 1995, Greg & Paula Summers were married at Coyote Hills near Cheyenne, Ok. Greg’s family was the joy of his life. Over the years they shared many adventures & created wonderful memories with their daughters & grandchildren… and they were his favorite athletes to coach. Greg’s most fond memories were coaching girls’ softball with his daughter, Summer Loree. Unbeknownst to most, Greg was also a master barb- que griller, Greg loved family gatherings and was ceremoniously named “grill master” for these fun family events.

Greg was preceded in death by his mother Barbara, & his stepmother, Jackie; and his infant daughter, Taylor Rae Horn. Greg is survived by his wife Paula; daughter Summer Loree, daughter, Meghan Allison and her husband Aaron, 3 grandchildren, sister, Sharon; and a host of extended family.

A public celebration of Greg’s life will be held at a later time after public meeting restrictions have been lifted. We will communicate that event when plans are created. The family is requesting, in lieu of flowers, for donations to be made to the American Diabetes Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, or the TBI Warrior Foundation. Please visit vondelsmithmortuar. com to leave a condolence for the family.

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Gary Lynn Clem 1953 ~ 2020


Gary Lynn Clem, son of Glen Henry and Flora Mae Dixon Clem was born at Elk City, OK. November 23, 1953 and passed from this life at his home on April 27, 2020 at the age of 66. He grew up on the family farm in the Shirley community and attended school at Leedey Public School graduating with the class of 1972. He furthered his education by attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Weatherford, OK. and Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, OK. He was united in marriage to Vickie Harrel at the Leedey Baptist Church on January 14, 1973 and they were blessed with a son, Travis Lynn and a daughter, Teela Jalee.

Gary made his home on the family farm where he was raised. He enjoyed ranching, the country life and was proud of his cattle dogs, especially his long time hand, Rio. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier. He greatly enjoyed and appreciated the folks he served on his route.

In 1990 Gary was baptized and became a member of the Leedey First Baptist Church. He was a faithful servant of the Lord and always looked for opportunities to witness to people during his everyday activities. He was a devoted Dad and Grandpa and will be greatly missed.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Flora Mae and a sister, Wynonna Faye. His memory will be cherished by his children, Travis Clem and wife Marie of Shady Point, OK. and Teela Cole and husband, Justin of Vici, OK. His grandchildren, Haylie Clem, Tori Morgan, Cord Clem, Maelee Cole and Izaak Cole. His brother, David Clem and Carmelita Hildebrand of Vici, OK. A nephew, James Clem of Weatherford, other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the John Hagee Ministry, Box 1400, San Antonio, TX 78295- 1400US.

Private graveside services were held Thursday April 30, 2020 at 1:30 pm at the Camargo Cemetery, Camargo, OK. Condolences may be made to the family at Shaw Funeral Home of Leedey.

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Betty Lea Kendall-Hanawalt 1928 ~ 2020


Betty Lea Kendall-Hanawalt was born on November 23, 1928 to Annie and Allen Montgomery. She departed this life on April 14th, 2020 in Mannford, Oklahoma at the age of 91 years. Betty was the eleventh of twelve children – six girls and six boys. Her sisters were: Viola, Velma, Dorothy, Lelia and Marguerite. Her brothers included:

John Lindsey, Charley, Kenneth, RL (Pat), Billy and Bobby. She went to grade school at Midway, OK graduating the 8th grade. Then she went to Reydon High School graduating in 1948. On April 2, 1949 she married Carl Kendall. To this union seven children were born. Carla, Judy, Neal, Ginger, Jalene, Kimberly and Roger.

They were married 42 years, until Carl’s death in 1990. They lived and worked on the Kendall farm for about 9 or 10 years, then bought and operated Kendall’s Grocery Store in Roll, Oklahoma where they lived for 20 years. After selling the grocery store, Betty went to work at McDaniel’s Variety Store for a short time. When McDaniel’s sold out to Bill Hanawalt, Betty stayed on and worked for Hanawalt for 26 years. She married Bill Hanawalt on October 20, 1994 and moved to Cheyenne, OK. They were happily married for 10 years. She loved to sew, make quilts, a Thunder fan and was somewhat a poet. She also loved having her grandchildren around as much as possible.

Preceding her in death, were he parents and all of her siblings, as well as her 1st husband, Carl Kendall, her 2nd husband, Bill Hanawalt, two daughters Judy Kendall Smith, Carla Kendall Compton and her son Neal Kendall.

She is survived by her remaining children, Ginger and husband, Rodney Pope of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Jalene and husband Austin Parkhurst of Mannford, Oklahoma, Kimberly and husband, Clay Rogers of Newalla, Oklahoma and Roger Kendall and wife, Judith of Australia. She was so proud of all her children and grandchildren which she loved dearly.

Her grandchildren are Dustin Parkhurst, Andy Pope, Ryan Smith, Jeff Parkhurst, Logan Rogers, Felicia Rogers, Isabella Kendall and Oscar Kendall. Her great grandchildren are: Trinity, Aubrey, Avery, Owen, Marlow, Kyson, Bailyn, Keedyn, Kamdyn and great great grandchild, Rowan and a host of relatives and friends.

A private family graveside will be held Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Silent Home Cemetery. A memorial service will be held for the public at a later date.

Services are under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff at Affordable Cremation Service – West and condolences can be made online at www.

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Jimmy Wilson 1963 ~ 2020


Jimmy Wilson was born April 27, 1963 in El Paso, Texas to Charlene (Giles) and Jerry Jim Wilson Jr. He passed away Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 at his home in Cheyenne, Oklahoma at the age of 56 years, 11 months and 19 days.

Shortly after he was born his family moved to Cheyenne where he grew up and attended Erick Schools graduating in 1981. After graduation he furthered his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and also was active in the smaller town rodeo circuit where he participated in bull riding. In 1984 he began his career with Dobson Telephone in the engineering department. He continued with Dobson working his way up and later on splicing fiber optic cable. He moved to Harrah, Oklahoma and in 1998 he started his own business Fiber Crafters International where he traveled to many states working with fiber cables as technology advanced. Jimmy continued to own and operate his business until present. In what little free time he had, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, horseback riding and spending time with his children, family and friends. Jimmy also was an avid University of Oklahoma Football and Basketball fan.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

Jimmy is survived by his children, Ashton Paschal – Wilson and wife, Kirsten and Conner Wilson, both of Norman, OK; his parents, Jerry and Charlene Wilson, Cheyenne, OK; 2 brothers, Gary Wilson and wife, Kenna, Kingfisher, OK and Rusty Wilson and wife, Mandy, Elk City, OK and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Cheyenne First Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff at Affordable Cremation Service – West.

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In memoriam Aileen (Mrs. Lance H.) Brown May 12, 1919 – April 8, 2020


We were always pretty sure that Lance (our father) would live to be a hundred. But the after-effects of a stroke got the best of him, and he left this earth at almost 93. Aileen made it to within a month of her 101st birthday.And pretty much lucid to the end. But, yes, she was ready to go. Because, almost 18 months ago, a broken hip deprived her of her mobility and of her numerous activities. In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, she died peacefully of natural causes at the Brookhaven Care center in Norman, on April 8, 2020.

She was born Gladys Aileen Wilmeth in Newcastle, OK, in 1919, graduated from high school there and went on to earn her degree in social work from OU. As luck would have it, she met her husband, Lance Brown, on her first job as a social worker in Beckham County. On her first day of work, she had not been given a key for her office, and Lance, who worked in the Farmers’ Home Administration (FHA) next door, came to her rescue. After they married, they spent a lot of time on the road with Lance’s trouble-shooting job. By the time they settled on the farm near Strong City, the Wilmeth family had gone the way of the « Grapes of Wrath » and settled in California. And Aileen’s fate was sealed ! She would remain in Oklahoma, and make the best of it. And she did.

Wherever they lived, Lance and Aileen were both very active in the First Baptist Church. But they became Baptists, so the story goes, as a compromise between Lance’s Methodist leanings and Aileen’s Church of Christ upbringing ! They were baptized as adults, with their children looking on, by Ted Cox in the Cheyenne First Baptist Church. Lance became a deacon, and Aileen often played the piano for church services. She participated in the Women’s Auxiliary activities, hosted quilting sessions with the other farm women around her, and even sold Avon products for a while to supplement the growing family’s income.

During the Eisenhower administration, Lance heard the call from the President pleading for more teachers, and he decided to « send Aileen back to school. Does that surprise anybody? She even spent a summer on campus at Southwestern State College in Weatherford – all five kids in tow – while Lance kept the farm going. What mother of five could even do that today ?!? She rented a small house, found a baby-sitter for the two youngest children, and put the three oldest into the public school’s summer classes. And studied, and studied, and studied. The following September, the superintendent in Cheyenne, Wayland Adams, needed a new grade school teacher, so without truly having obtained her official certification, Aileen started her teaching career. But the drouth (yet another !) eventually got the best of them, and Lance and Aileen decided they needed to leave the farm in order to earn a decent income. After 10 years of full-time farming, Lance took up his job with the FHA again, Aileen followed, and they soon settled in Ponca City where Aileen continued her career in elementary school education.

Lance had left his heart, though, in Western Oklahoma, on that windblown red-dirt farm homesteaded by his father, William Tyler « Billie » Brown, in the Cheyenne-Arapaho Land Run. So, after his retirement from the FHA, Lance and Aileen built a new home in Elk City where Lance was able to take care of the land he loved. Aileen found a new calling in teaching Adult Education classes for another 20 years. She often had students of other nationalities who did not yet know how to drive or how to write a check. She helped them by giving English classes, driving lessons and taking them to the bank to open their first accounts. And encouraged all of them to continue their education, regardless of their backgrounds, whether from another country or from rural Oklahoma. One of her students became a nursing aide, and by a happy coincidence was working in the Brookhaven Care Center when Aileen arrived there. And after all these years, Aileen soon remembered her old student and immediately asked, « now did you go on to get that degree ? »

After Lance’s death in 1999, Aileen remained in Elk City for several years, making and keeping friends from the adult center, her church, her neighborhood. Her going-away party in 2006 was a fabulous affair with more than 50 women whose lives had all been touched by Aileen. She moved to the independent living quarters of Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City, maintained her own appartment, did her own shopping, and kept driving until she was in her mid-nineties. She had become a very independent lady herself, and nobody had to take her car keys away from her. She decided on her own to sell her car, noting that if she had an accident, it would always be the « old lady’s fault. »

And then came the fall in her room at Epworth, the broken hip, and the move to Brookhaven Care Center in Norman where her daughter, Betty, could care for her. These past few years, she told us many times that when her time came, she was ready to go, that she had lived a good and long life, and did not fear death. And, then her time did finally come. Due to the raging coronavirus, there could be no question of a funeral service. Aileen didn’t want one anyway. She had said so often. She figured she had outlived almost everybody she knew ! So because of these perilous times, she pretty much got what she wanted. Betty, who has lovingly cared for Aileen over the past few years, was nonetheless able to organize the most moving one-person farewell ever. With that Oklahoma wind « sweeping down the plains » in the Strong City Cemetery, with only a minister and Richard Dugger from the funeral home present, Betty reminisced about our Mother, read the 23rd Psalm, a poem from Yeats, and and the three of them sang several hymns.

Betty asked all the family to join in singing « I’ll Fly Away » with her at 2 :30 p.m. sharp. All across the time zones from Arizona, to Colorado, from Oklahoma to North Carolina, and on to Paris, France, we connected in spirit and in song. In memory of our Mother.

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