Garlin Oliver - Owasso Reporter March 25, 1999
Garlin Wayland Oliver, Sr. of rural Collinsville passed away at this home March 18,
1999. He was born Jan. 6, 1921 in Van Buren, Ark., to Grover and Ella (Moon) Oliver.
Mr. Oliver was a veteran of the armed forces serving his country in the U.S. Army during
WWII. He spent most of his working years as a craftsman building displays.
He married the former Gene Hahn Oct. 24, 1947 in Tulsa. He enjoyed a variety of pastimes,
His surviving family members include his wife Gene of the home; sons, Garlin Wayland
Oliver, Jr. of Owasso and Michael Lynn Oliver of Owasso, one grandson Jason.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Lee Oliver.
Funeral services were held March 22 at the Mowery Chapel in Owasso. Officiating the
service was Rev. Fred Gabler. Interment followed at Graceland Memorial Cemetery in Owasso.
Services and arrangements were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Beverly Ogden - Tulsa
World Oct. 13, 1999
OGDEN Beverly- age 61, died Monday, October 11,
1999 in Tulsa, OK. Born in Coffeyville, KS,
October 16, 1937 to Cecil and Bertha (Ballew) Littrell. She was a 1955 graduate of
School in Coffeyville. She was married to Delvee Soles on March 4, 1956. They later
divorced. On July 3,
1980, she was married to Wayne Ogden. She was employed by T.G. & Y. in Coffeyville and
Independence, KS. She later transferred to Tulsa, OK, working for Cleo Weaver Inc. She was
employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad. She was preceded in death by her parents and
twins. Survivors in addition to her husband are daughters and sons-in-law, DeAnna and Ron
Tulsa, Linda and Mark Watkins of Tulsa; step-sons and their spouses, Vernie and Carolyn
Bakersfield, CA, Joe and Lisa Ogden of Collinsville, Casey Ogden of Foyil; 4
step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; 6 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Kimbrel
(Brona) of Tulsa;
sister, Cora Lee Sanford (Bruce) of Independence, KS. Memorials may be made in Beverly's
name to the
American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society. Graveside service will be
Thursday, October 4, 1999 in the Fairview Cemetery, Owasso, OK. Services and arrangements
entrusted to the Mowery Funeral Service, 9110 N. Garnett, Owasso, OK. 918-272-6244.
John Oxley Tulsa World
John Thurman Oxley, an oilman who brought world-class polo to Tulsa in the 1960s and
Thursday night. He was 87.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Second Presbyterian Church, 76 N.
the direction of Moore's East-[ 4] lawn Funeral Home.
Oxley and his wife, Mary K. Oxley, donated hundreds of thousands of dollars beginning in
mid-1970s to help establish and operate Oxley Nature Center in Mohawk Park.
The 804-acre wildlife preserve covers an area in which the couple often rode horses during
courtship in the 1930s. Mary Oxley died in 1987.
Oxley was born on a cattle ranch near Bromide in 1909. He came to Tulsa at age 17 to
In 1935, he took a job with Tulsa's Warren Petroleum and by 1948 was secretary of the
He launched his own company, Texas Natural Gasoline Corporation, a producer of liquified
He sold that business to Allied Chemical Co. in 1961 and started a second oil company,
Petroleum, with his son, Jack, in 1962. The business still operates in Tulsa.
Oxley's passion for polo outweighed even his business interests. He was inducted into the
of Fame in Florida in 1994, gaining recognition as one of the best all-time polo players
in the world.
He was captain of the winning polo teams at the U.S. Open in 1961 and in 1966.
In 1975, he led the first U.S. polo team to capture England's Gold Cup, one of the most
polo trophies in the world.
Oxley started raising polo thoroughbreds in 1956, and his Greenhill Farms near Owasso
of the largest commercial producers of polo ponies in the United States.
Oxley was a tireless promoter of polo in Tulsa and hoped to popularize the sport with TV
He lead the Tulsa Polo and Hunt Club during its heyday in the 1960s and '70s.
Club membership declined during the oil industry's downturn, and Oxley focused his
attention on the
polo club in Boca Raton, Fla., where he sometimes lived.
Oxley maintained a ranch with a herd of polo ponies on North Memorial Drive until the
when noise from the nearby Tulsa International Airport drove him to move to the 6,800-
Greenhill Farms property.
He continued playing polo until age 83.
Survivors include two sons, John C. Oxley of Tulsa and Thomas E. Oxley of Boca Raton,
daughter, Mary Jane Tritsch of Terrace Park, Ohio; a brother, Edward J. Oxley of Jensen
13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Oxley Nature Center, 6700 E. Mohawk Blvd., Tulsa, OK
Reginald Oxton Owasso Reporter Feb. 13, 1997
Owasso resident, Reginald Oxton, 55, entered into rest Feb. 10, 1997. He was born March
12, 1941 to Reginald and Prescilla Smith Oxton in England. He became a United States
citizen in 1974.
He attended schools in Birkenhead, England and served 12 years in the British Navy. He was
a graduate of Oklahoma Junior College with an associate degree in electronic technology
and worked at American Airlines for the past several years.
Because of his love of children he was very involved with Special Olympics and Toys for
He is survived by his wife Nancy of the home; son, Jonathan of Owasso; two sister, Wendy
Lewis of Brookside Farm, England, and Sylvia McEwan of Birkenhead, England; mother and
father-in-law, Carmen and Marlin D. Powers of Mena, Ark., and several other relatives and
Rev. Rob Betz will officiate services at 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 13 at the First United
Methodist Church in Owasso.
Contributions are being directed to the family to given to American Airlines Park of
Dreams in Orlando, Fla.
Moore Funeral Home