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Sidwell GOLTRY The Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. Raymond Sidwell, age 66, of Goltry, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Enid, with the Rev. Joseph M. Irwin officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Cemetery, Goltry, with arrangements by the Anderson- Burris Funeral Home. A rosary will be held Friday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at the funeral home in Enid. Raymond grew up on the family farm outside Pond Creek, OK. He was active in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve achieving the rank of staff sergeant. He graduated from OSU, earning his bachelor, master's and doctorate degrees in agronomic sciences. On Aug. 11, 1973, Raymond married Brenda Krittenbrink in Medford, OK. They moved to Texas in 1975, where Raymond worked as a plant breeder for Northrup King Seed Company until 1980. In May 1980, Raymond and Brenda moved to the farm in Goltry, OK, where they started a family. Raymond started working at the North Central OSU Research Station in June 1980, where he became Senior Station Superintendent. He was an active donor to the OSU College of Agriculture and the School of International Studies, establishing Sidwell International Outreach. Raymond is survived by wife, Brenda; daughter, Bambi Sidwell; son, Brady Sidwell; brother, Greg Sidwell; and sisters, Cynthia Williams, Virginia "Gini" Zaloudek, Liz Zaloudek, Carmen Schultz, Mary Sidwell, and Rosemary New. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, John and Jess Sidwell. Memorials may be made in the name of Raymond Sidwell to St. Joseph Catholic School or the OSU Foundation. Guestbook is available at www.andersonburris.com www.andersonburris.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 27, 2013
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