Obituaries

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Debra Jo Foulk

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A graveside memorial service for close family and friends of Debra “Debbie” Jo Foulk will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in the Kingfisher Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

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Dolores Ann Reding

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Prayer service for Dolores Ann Reding will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart with Rev. Kelly Edwards and Deacon Lloyd Menz officiating. Burial will be in the El Reno Cemetery under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home. 

Dolores died Nov. 7, 2019, at St. Katharine Drexel Retirement Center in El Reno. She was born March 28, 1946, in El Reno and was a lifelong resident of the community.

Alicia Rose Learned

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Alicia Rose Learned died Nov. 4, 2019, at her home in El Reno.

Born July 17, 1972, in Oklahoma City, Alicia was one of 10 children born to John Warren and Juanita May (Lincoln) Learned. She was a graduate of Northwestern Classen High School and a member of Drexel Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

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Clarita Porras

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Wake service for Clarita Beatriz Porras was held Friday at the Concho Community Hall. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Concho Community Hall with burial in the El Reno Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

Clarita died Nov. 2, 2019, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born June 20, 1975, in Clinton. She lived most of her life in El Reno but also lived in Bethany and Austin, Texas.

Justin Woodward

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Memorial service for Justin Mathew Woodward of Moore will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Geary Cemetery.

Justin passed away Nov. 1, 2019, in Oklahoma City. He was born July 1, 1991, in Oklahoma City, and grew up in Moore. He was involved in Boy Scouts, achieving the level of Eagle Scout during his school years.

He had a love and knowledge of electronics which served him well into his adult life.

Mary Girard

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Memorial services for Mary Margaret Girard of El Reno will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the El Reno Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Miss Girard passed away Oct. 24, 2019, at the Spanish Cove Retirement Center in Yukon. She was born March 11, 1927, in El Reno.

She had lived in Tennessee, South Carolina and Baltimore, Md., before moving back to Oklahoma.

She was a graduate of El Reno High School and received a bachelor of science degree in social work.

Mary was a homemaker.

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Bertie Kellyene Roper

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Visitation for Bertie Kellyene (Barlow) Roper will be held Wednesday and Thursday at Huber-Benson Funeral Home, with the family present in the chapel from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Allen Carson officiating. Burial will follow in the El Reno Cemetery.

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Patricia Horn Morgan McBride

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Patricia Horn Morgan McBride passed away Oct. 30, 2019, in Oklahoma City. She was born March 4, 1933, in Sayre to George Edward Horn and Ola Faye Boyd Horn. They lived in the Delhi community and moved to Erick in 1948.

Patricia was a forward on the Erick Bearcats girls basketball team and was active in the Lasso Pep Club and FHA. She and John Barney (JB) Morgan were married in August, 1950, in Erick.

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Glen Dale Rickner

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Glen Dale Rickner of Dallas, Texas, passed away Oct. 25, 2019. He was born Nov. 5, 1944, in El Reno. An Air Force veteran, Glen lived his dream, going to Southwestern Oklahoma State University on a basketball scholarship, then returning home to El Reno to coach and teach. His career as a coach and teacher spanned 40-plus years.

A beloved husband, father, Papa, brother, coach, teacher, mentor and friend, Glen was an avid golfer and a true sports fan. He cheered for the OU Sooners, Dallas Mavericks and the Yankees, and particularly the Brock Eagles (the team his son, Bo coaches).

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Stanley James Gatz

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Stanley James Gatz was born Aug. 15, 1956, in El Reno. He died Oct. 21, 2019, at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Stanley was a lifelong resident of El Reno, graduating from El Reno High School in 1974.

He was employed by Questar Oil Company and previously worked for the Rock Island Railroad. He enjoyed woodworking and being with family and friends.

On Feb. 14, 1974, Stanley and Deborah Sue Williams were married in Banner. Debbie survives him.