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1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
June 18, 1933 - July 12, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY Vernon Roy Magill, 84, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, after a battle with Alzheimer's. Vern was born June 18, 1933, in McCook, Nebraska, to Dr. Van and Leila Magill. He enjoyed 63 years of marriage to Connie. Vern received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Oklahoma. After serving as 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army, Vern had a long career at Tinker Air Force Base serving as an engineering manager. He enjoyed teaching at Rose State College after retiring from Tinker. His interests included camping, cruises, and traveling. He was a brilliant man with an inquisitive mind who loved solving technical challenges and learning how things work. He attended the Covenant Community Church in Yukon, Oklahoma. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Roger. He is survived by his wife; and sons, Michael, Scott, and Lee; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services in celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Buchanan's Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation.
Published in The Oklahoman on July 16, 2017
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