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MauldinSep 18, 1943 - April 6, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Richard Mauldin, 69, was born September 18, 1943, to Iva Belle & Hubert Mauldin in Orange, TX, and died April 6, 2013, in Oklahoma City, OK. He was a 1962 graduate of Wellington High School in Wellington, TX and a 1968 graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Richard practiced medicine in Oklahoma City for 44 years, and the last 38 years, he owned and operated Hillcrest Animal Hospital. He was always on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine, practicing acupuncture and laser therapy. He was very proud of his hospital staff and enjoyed working with Corey, Daniela, and Sonia. Richard was an active member of Southern Hills Baptist Church. Richard enjoyed piloting smaller aircraft when he was young and spending time with his family and friends at their ranch in Texas. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking. Richard met his wife, Joyce, while attending Wellington High School, and they were married in 1965. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Mauldin; son, Jeff Mauldin, wife Keri and son Carson; daughter, Jamie Mauldin, husband Jeff Barnes, son Cale, daughter Rylan, of Bixby, OK; brother, Charles Mauldin, wife Cathy, of Bridgeport, TX; father-in-law, John Holton, of Wellington, TX; sisters-in-law, Nancy Carter and husband Mickey, of Omaha, TX, and Linda Mitchell, of Wellington, TX; brother-in-law, Johnny Holton and wife Cindy, of Wellington, TX; Brent and Melissa Foard, of Memphis, TX; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all of their friends near and far who offered support during this time. A memorial service celebrating Richard's life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 8601 S. Penn, OKC. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that, in honor of Richard, you donate to Earlywine YMCA, located at 11801 S May, Oklahoma City, OK 73170; or to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org). No Visitation. Friends may leave condolences at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Apr. 8, 2013
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