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Ray Doane

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Ray Doane Obituary
March 22, 1923 - Aug. 2, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY Ray Doane, 94, of OKC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 2 with his daughters by his side. Ray was born in Toledo, OH on March 22, 1923, to Raymond L. and Ava Francis Weller Doane. He graduated from Fairfield High School in Iowa in 1941 and attended Toledo University. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe from 1943 to 1946. Once discharged, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 33 years until his retirement. After deciding that retirement wasn't for him, he rejoined the workforce at Reserve National Insurance Co. in the mail room, finally retiring for good in Sept. 1989. In addition, Ray was a wedding photographer on the weekends. He enjoyed working in his flower garden and kept a beautiful lawn. He was a music lover and his favorites were the big bands, especially Lawrence Welk and the Boston Pops. Ray was a believer in Jesus Christ and we now rejoice that he is home and no longer suffering! Ray was a man of few words, but he had the kindest soul. He was a loving husband to his late wife, Margie, who died just three months ago. Their 70th anniversary would have been this coming October. Ray was preceded in death by his mother and father and stepmother; wife, Margie Doane; and great-grandson, Brayden Kostizky. Survivors include daughters, Diane West and husband Geary, of Edmond; and Linda DeGraffenreid and husband Art, of OKC; grandchildren, Clay Wilber and wife Amy, of Belton, TX; Kelly Kositzky and husband Chad, of Edmond; and Taylor DeGraffenreid Wilson and husband Braden, of Edmond; and great-grandchildren, Izzy and Hudson Wilber; Layni, Kaysen, and McKinley Kositzky. Services will be held on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Buchanan Funeral Service, 8712 N. Council Rd., OKC, 73132.
Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 6, 2017
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