Daily Oklahoman, The
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
January 3, 2009
Harold Girton went to be with our Lord peacefully on Wednesday,
December 31, 2008. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on
Christmas Day, 1922 to Ralph and May Girton. He attended Jackson
Jr. College studying pre-med until 1941, when he joined the
Armed Services. Ralph then made the Army a 30-year career
serving in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He truly loved the Army, and
became an expert Artilleryman specializing in the field of
guided missiles. While serving his Country, he continued his
education, earning a BS in Business from the University of Omaha
and an MBA in Finance from Syracuse University. His long and
distinguished career promoted him to full Bird Colonel and led
him and his family to assignments from the mainland of the
United States to Europe, Hawaii and Asia. Finally, retirement
brought him to Edmond, Oklahoma, where throughout those years,
he remained a devoted family man enjoying travel, swimming,
fishing and being an active member of the First United Methodist
Church of Edmond.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 63 years, Allene; a
daughter, Lori Kaelber and her husband Keith of Houston, TX;
sisters-in-law, Margie Girton of Leawood, Kansas, Bennie Tipton
of Lewisville, Texas, Sheryl Warrick of Wellston, Oklahoma,
Susan Blanton of Chandler, Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Roger
Harrod of Konawa, Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Allen, a younger
brother, Larry and his parents. We will all miss his sense of
humor, his hearty laugh and his love of life, but we will long
remember how he touched each one of our lives in his own special
way! "Let us not mourn the loss of the flame, but let us
remember how brightly it shined."
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 5, 2009
at the First United Methodist Church. He will be laid to rest at
photo courtesy Marti Graham, January 2009
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Compiled, transcribed and submitted by Marti Graham, Oklahoma County, OKGenWeb Coordinator,
March 2009. Information
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