Clergy Family

5/28/2010

Births
  • Charlotte Elizabeth Smith was born May 18. She is the daughter of Allyson and Rev. Trevor Smith, pastor at Waurika and Temple.
  •  James Matthew Watson was born May 11. He is the son of Melissa and Rev. Kevin Watson, who is studying at Southern Methodist University.
In memoriam
  • Rev. Don Miller

Rev. Donald Farron Miller, 85, of Oklahoma City died May 11, 2010. He retired in 1990.

Don was born July 16, 1924, in Alva. He was a graduate of Oklahoma A&M College and Garrett Biblical Institute, Evansville, Ill. He married Ruth Marion Martin on June 14, 1950, in Joliet, Ill.

In 1950 he was admitted to ministry in the Oklahoma Conference. He was ordained as an elder in 1952. He served at Billings, Manchester, Sand Creek, Wakita, Chelsea, OKC-St. Paul’s, Yukon, Midwest City, Canton, Oakwood, Ponca City-First, Muskogee-First, Stilwell, and Ardmore-First. He also served in the Missouri East Conference, 1970-79.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; five children, Maudie, David, Mona, Jeannette, and Dean; and five grandchildren. Rev. Dean Miller, his brother, is a retired Oklahoma clergyman.

Memorial service was May 16 at OKC-Quail Springs United Methodist Church.

  • Christopher J. McDowell, 34, of Kingston died May 12, 2010. He was the son of Joyce and Rev. Paul McDowell, pastor of the Ryan and Comanche churches.


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