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MA TULSA WORLD A 10 Friday, April 18, 2014 LET US HELP YOU PLEASE SEE THE TULSA WORLD OUR How can I submit an obituary for publication? Circle of Life include a story about the deceased and a photo. They are available to In an effort to Obituaries funeral homes and the public for a charge. To submit a paid obituary, fill out our online "Circle of Life" If you have any questions about paid obituaries with online guest books, please donor, please form. call the Tulsa World Obituary Desk at 918-581-8503. How can I Honor your veteran with Hours Death notices a symbol of their military 8 a.m.

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Closed Sunday. e-mail to OBITUARIES Henry Donald and 4 siblings. Survived www.moorefuneral.com Colleen Mary Crutchmer Colleen Mary Crutchmer, 61, She is survived by her husband, of Afton, passed away Monday, Clyde; their two sons, Matt, wife April 14, 2014. Colleen was born Arianne and Wes, wife Allison; December 14, 1952 in Okmulgee, four beautiful grandchildren, resident of Elijah, Braden, Leo, and Bo; sisOK, was a long time Edmond before moving to Tulsa, ters, Patty, Becky, Kathy, Peggy and brother, Mike. The Memorithen settling in at Grand Lake.

Colleen loved life and she defial Service will be 4 PM, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at First Presbytenitely lived life with love. She was rian Church, Tulsa. Condolences preceded in death by her mother, may be left on-line. Freeman Georgina Louise (Carini) Carney; Harris Funeral Home, 749-3333. father, Thomas Clarence Carney and brother, Thomas Carney.

www.freemanharris.com Frances Conklin Frances passed away Tuesday, by her children: daughters, Donna Conk15, 2014, in Tulsa, OK. Born October lin McCulloch and Betty Conklin and April 1921 in St. Louis, MO to Otto and Clara sons, David, Robert (Cheryl) and James 24, (Hurdlebring) Richter. She was a Senior Fi- (Debbie) Conklin; four grandchildren; nancial Report Accountant with Oklahoma four great-grandchildren; brother, EdNatural Gas Company, then an active mem- ward (Marge) Richter of St. Louis, MO.

ber of ONGoers. After spending time on the ONG bowling league and tennis teams Fran- Service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April took these skills to Senior Olympics. As 19, 2014, at Moore's Southlawn Chapel. ces member of St.

Pius Catholic In lieu of flowers, memorial contribufounding she participated in Ladies Altar So- tions may be made to St. Pius Catholic Church ciety, Women's Club and Bible Study. Fran- Church School Building Fund. Moore's loved to travel and did so extensively. Southlawn 918-663-2233 share memories at ces Preceded in death by her husband, Dick Gordon 1921-2014 was always for the big time A memorial service for Dick SpiritLife Church in Tulsa and will don's favorite tunes by area Gordon's students came from all walks of life.

"I'll tell you I can bring out the potential in any person," Gordon told the Tulsa World in a 1998 interview. "I don't think anybody's dumb or ignorant or anything like that. And if you're a big plastic surgeon getting $12,000 a face, and you'll just come in and act like a child and not a king on a throne, I'll teach you how to play." A native of Sallisaw, Gordon learned to play in Tulsa, where he grew up. Falling hard for the Hawaiian steel guitar, he was playing publicly by 17 with a trio called Bob, Dick Ed, and from there he hitched on with Rowdy Wright. It was later, during a stint with Steve Pringle at the Evangelistic Temple, that he started his teaching career, when Jenkins Music Co.

approached him about offering lessons. Thanks to western-swing legend Bob Wills and his famed steel guitarist Leon McAuliffe, steel guitar was all the rage in Tulsa and students were in ready supply. Gordon soon opened his own studio. Located at 51st Street and Trenton, he would teach there for the next six decades, before highway expansion forced him to move. Gordon's niece, Jewel Dean Drapp, of Tulsa, said her uncle took great pride in being able to say "I never, ever tor.

advertised for He always had a full agenda and didn't need to." Sign the guest book attached created by family CLASSIFIEDS SECTION FOR honor those who have donated either campaign sponsored by the Global inform the funeral director if you would submit a death notice for are free and include basic information service information. They are available by fax at 918-581-8353 DEATH TULSA Beshara, Laura 93, homemaker, died Wednesday. Private family services. Fitzgerald Ivy. Gordon, Richard C.

"Dick," 93, guitar instructor, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, SpiritLife Church. Rose Hill. Hulsizer, Kenneth 59, engineering technologist, formerly of Tulsa, died Wednesday in Stillwater.

Services pending. Moore's Southlawn. Koro, Margaret Hayes, 75, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services pending. Ninde Brookside.

Maslan, Herbert, 84, women's clothing retail worker, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Temple Israel. Fitzgerald Ivy. McCray, Ella Louise, 74, business owner, died Tuesday in Owasso.

Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sageeyah Baptist Church, Claremore. Reynolds. Rotramel, Shirley June, 76, homemaker, died Thursday. Private family services.

Serenity. Schaum, Donna 76, Beeline Furniture interior design and sales worker, died Wednesday. Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow. Settle, Marilyn Keehn, 80, The Credit Bureau of McAlester manager, died Thursday.

Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow. Speyer, Lawrence, 85, insurance agent, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Temple Israel.

Fitzgerald Ivy. Funeral home, church and cemetery locations are in the city under which the death notice is listed unless otherwise noted. Agra Darrell Ray Porter, 67, Oklahoma State University vet clinic employee, died Tuesday in Stroud. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, Osage Cemetery.

Palmer Marler, Cushing. Bartlesville James Corbett Andrew Cerda, 39, died Monday. Private family services. Stumpff. Larry Wayne Sartor, 84, retired Phillips Petroleum Co.

draftsman, died Wednesday. Services pending. Stumpff. Phyllis Vincent, 93, died Tuesday. Rosary 7 p.m.

Thursmemorial Mass a.m. April 25, both at St. John Catholic Church. Stumpff. Bristow Willie Mae Farmer, 68, homemaker, died Wednesday.

Services pending. House of Winn, Okmulgee. BIRTHS (Tulsans unless indicated) Helmerich Women's Health Center Megan Cooper and Jason Walker, girl. Crystal Engles and William Cox II, Jenks, boy. Brittany Harris and Richard Brewster, Bixby, boy.

Melissa and Andrew Swigert, girl. Angela Toney, Sapulpa, boy. Saint Francis Hospital Brandy and Jeremiah Boatman, Oologah, girl. Lasay and Edward Castellanos, Bixby, girl. Nettie and Shawn Cross, Jenks, girl.

Anna and Daniel Dunagan, boy. Diane and Andy Eckstein, boy. Mollie and Patrick January, Broken Arrow, girl. Shelby and Brad Manning, Broken Arrow, boy. Lizbeth and Joe Matlock, Broken Arrow, boy.

Rhonda and Sean McMurphy, boy. Megen and Patrick Shortess, Jenks, boy. Stephanie and Stewart Stidham, Checotah, boy. Robin and Aaron Whimple, Broken Arrow, boy. St.

John Medical Center Caryn and Claud Arnold, Jenks, boy. Lynett and Adam Beyard, Jenks, girl. Melissa and Jeremy Boswell, boy. Mandi and Kevin Botts, Muskogee, boy. Krystal and Adam Brennan, boy.

Stephanie and Kody Buck, Sapulpa, girl. Amy and Harrison Garlick, girl. to each obituary, members and search the www.tulsaworld.com/ourlives ADVERTIsem*nTS ABOUT BURIAL organs, eyes or tissue, the Organization for Organ Donation like to have the "Circle of Life" publication? about the deceased: the person's only to funeral homes. Funeral until 8 p.m. daily or by phone NOTICES Broken Arrow Marjorie (Freeland) Mathews, 93, retired Wichita State University secretary, died March 27 pending.

Christian-Gavlik. Kenneth M. Ruggiano, 60, American Airlines aviation mechanic, died Thursday. Services pending. Hayhurst.

Catoosa Jeremy Hayes Frame, 24, died Wednesday. Service 3 p.m. Saturday, Moore's Eastlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Coffeyville, Kan. Glenda Kay Carriker, 65, died Tuesday.

Services pending. Ford-WulfBruns. Glenpool Frankie L. Rideout, 94, retired Tulsa World carrier, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m.

Monday, Leonard Marker Funeral Home Chapel, Bixby. Grove Jack Caudill, 67, ranch owner, died Wednesday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, and service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church.

Hartshorne Galen Goodwin Clunn, 49, service station owner, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Cornerstone Baptist Church. Brumley-Mills. Hominy Ashlen Lillian Roberts, infant daughter of Amber and Sean Roberts, died Tuesday in Tulsa.

Private family services. Powell. Ketchum Don E. Miller, 76, retired from Public Service died Wednesday. Memorial service 10 a.m.

Saturday, First Baptist Church, Jay. Grand Lake, Jay. Tom Searan, 75, truck driver, died Saturday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, Disney Assembly of God, Disney, Grand Lake, Langley, McAlester Edna Mae (Harper) Capers, 90, died Wednesday.

Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, Bishop Funeral Home, and service 10 a.m. Saturday, Main Oklahoma Christ. Miami Mary Clarece Jacobi, 89, registered nurse, died Wednesday. Services pending.

Brown-Winters. Muskogee James Royce "Jim" McCown, 76, retired from Georgia Pacific, died Wednesday. Private family services. Keith D. Biglow.

Marion Pat "Smokey" Chamberlain, 59, self-employed, died April 11. Visitation 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Home, and service 11 a.m. Saturday, Rayfield Baptist Church.

Oktaha Robert Ellis Egnor 61, Muskogee Federal Building security officer, died Wednesday in Tulsa. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Friday, Luginbuel Funeral Linsie Harrison and Garrett Higgins, boy. Tenisha and Terry Howard boy. Janie and Charles Norton, Bristow, girl.

Sarah and Ryan Rosencutter, boy. Licia and Paul Sorrentino, girl. Christi and Bobby Tom, girl. Hillcrest Hospital South Samantha and Justin Faulk, Broken Arrow, girl. Carmen Velez and Joseph Scharbrough, Bixby, boy.

OSU Medical Center Charmaine Bowden, twin girls. MARRIAGES (Tulsans unless indicated) Liala Ahmad, 19, of Broken Arrow; Mohammed Maswadeh, 20. Brittani Benson, 22; Emit Ball, 26. Terry Burress, 60; Basker Johnson, 70, of Broken Arrow. Meghan Canterbury, 30; Josiah James, 28.

Ruby Carson, 89; Eugene Mullin, 90, both of Sand Springs. Gina Coleman, 36; Brandon Kribble, 33. Melissa Ewing, 26; Matthew Black, 25. Kristi Fleet, 48, of Jenks; Stanley Gates, 53, of Broken Arrow. Diane Goodman, 43; Howard Miller, 46.

Maria Khanh-Quyen Dang, 23; Thomas Hyde 25, of Liberal, Kan. Shelby LeJeune, 24; Edward Interdonato, 27, both of Sand Springs. Jennifer Myers, 21, of Broken Arrow; Kyle Andrasko, 22, of Vinita, watch online memorials obituary archive. PLOTS AND CREMATION LOTS. World is participating in the (GOOD).

If your loved one was logo placed in his or her listing. name, age, occupation, place homes can submit death notices at 918-581-8347 from 4 to 8 Home, Vinita, and service 11 a.m. Saturday, White Oak Baptist Church, White Oak. Owasso Gail Anne Hampton, 72, Walmart pharmacy technician, died Wednesday. Services pending.

Floral Haven, Broken Arrow. Bryan James McClain, 38, Nordam lead inspector, died Saturday. Visitation 2-5 p.m. Friday, Mowery Funeral Home. Services pending.

Parsons, Kan. Carroll Cobble, 82, former Pratt High School principal, died Monday in Destin, Fla. Visitation 6-8 Thursday, Carson-Wall Funeral Home, and service 2:30 p.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church. Perkins Frances Faye (Rice) Gray, 98, died Wednesday.

Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, Palmer Marler Funeral Home, and graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday, Perkins Cemetery. Ponca City Elizabeth Marie (Sober) Goodno, 33, insurance agent, died Tuesday in Wichita, Kan. Service 10 a.m.

Monday, I.0.0.F. Cemetery Hope Chapel. Grace. Poteau Omer Lee Adams, 83, mechanic, formerly of teau, died Tuesday in Caddo. Visitation 6-8 p.m.

Sunday service 2 p.m. Monday, both Evans Miller Funeral Home. Red Bird Vernon S.G. Billups 83, retired American Airlines aircraft mechanic, died Wednesday. Visitation 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Home, Muskogee, and service 1 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church. Roland Jeremiah Carl Armstrong, 37, general laborer, died Tuesday in Fort Smith, Ark. Visitation 4-6 p.m.

Sunday, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow, and graveside service 1 p.m. Monday, Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith. Stillwater Marcia Jane Luker, 56, retired Oklahoma State University employee, formerly of Stillwater, died April 15 in Oklahoma City. Visitation p.m. Monday, Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Perkins, and service 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Lovers Lane Church of Christ, Perkins. Stuart Mary Marguerite Crawford, 58, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Bishop Funeral Home Chapel, McAlester. Tahlequah Lee Roy Gerbitz, 92, finish carpenter, died Tuesday.

No services planned. Green Country. Robert Allen Moss, 54, Cherokee County District 3 grader operator, died Wednesday. Services pending. Green Country.

Krystal Robinson, 25; Larri Lindsey, 24, both of Bartlesville. Maria Robles Mercado, 39; Rene Calix-Lazaro, 26. Cynthia Romero, 49; Robin Driscoll, 47. Katie Schroeder, 26, of Jenks; Aaron Talton, 33. Sherry Strong, 61; Charles Gresham, 68, both of Broken Arrow.

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Po- and at Guitarist aiming The musician instructor wanted his students to reach their full potential. BY TIM STANLEY World Staff Writer If they suffered from any delusions of guitar grandeur, then Dick Gordon was probably to blame. About 8 when he started taking guitar lessons from Gordon, Larry Shaeffer remembers how the Tulsa instructor would build up his students: "He told us we were all going to be big stars. And I think he believed it," Shaeffer said, laughing. "We're going to break into the big time any minute now' that was Dick's mantra.

He drilled that into thousands of students. And he kept that enthusiasm for years to the end." Several of Gordon's students would, in fact, go on to become "big time." But even for the many who didn't, few if any would hold it against the legendary guitar instructor. Shaeffer, a Tulsa-area music promoter and musician, said it's impossible to fully measure Gordon's influence for good. "He affected so many thousands of people positively. Not just students but their families, too." Richard C.

"Dick" Gordon Sr. died April 12. He was 93. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Friday at SpiritLife Church in Tulsa and will include a live medley of Gordon's favorite tunes by area musicians.

Rose Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The walls of Gordon's longtime Tulsa studio were literally layered in photos and news clippings, most featuring former students. Along with the likes of Pat Kelley, Sanford Clark, Jimmy Byfield and even Garth Brooks, many notable musicians had sought Gordon out to study with him. But also honored in this shrine to his musical influence were others doctors, lawyers, police officers, firefighters, company executives and countless young kids. 5-7 LEE Gordon is set for 2 p.m.

Friday at include a live medley of Gormusicians. STEPHEN World file To Gordon, who was still teaching up until about a year ago, "his students were his life. They meant everything to him," she added. Described once by former Tulsa World music writer John Wooley as "part philosopher, part mathematician, part psychologist and all musician," Gordon never stopped performing and staged his own shows, featuring him and his students, at auditoriums and venues around the city. Also, Gordon tried to be charitable with his talents.

Drapp said he used to go on Sunday afternoons to the Tulsa Boys Home and teach guitar to the young residents. He would also drop by nursing homes. And he always had a soft spot for students who couldn't afford lessons and would work something out with them, she said. From his hospital bed last week, during his final hours, Gordon was still itching for the "big time." Shaeffer said: "His last words to me he called me to his bedside and told me in a whisper were how when he got out of there, we were going to do a big show. 'We'll pack the Mabee he said." Gordon's survivors include his wife, Shirley Gordon; and his son, Dick Gordon also a well-known guitar instruc- Tim Stanley 918-581-8385 tim.stanley@tulsaworld.com.

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