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Evelyn Joyce HADWIGER and Ray A. TROUTT

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

Evelyn Joyce Hadwiger Troutt
©Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

The funeral for Evelyn Joyce Troutt, 83, of Helena, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at United Methodist Church in Helena with Rev. Vera Walton officiating. Burial will follow in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with arrangement by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com. The casket will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and Wednesday before the service at the church.

Evelyn was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Ingersoll to Ralph Hadwiger and Eva Bahm Hadwiger and passed from this life on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid.

Evelyn graduated from Alva High School in 1940. She was State Champion in typing in high school. Evelyn attended Northwestern State College and earned her degree in business education in 1943. In 1944, she worked in Oklahoma City at Tinker Air Force Base. Evelyn was secretary for the president of NSC for two to three years.

She married Ray Troutt June 28, 1947, in Anthony, Kan. Evelyn taught business in Helena-Goltry Public schools from 1972 to 1985. She lived in Alfalfa County most of her married life. Evelyn was a member of United Methodist Church, Helena. She also was a member of Women’s Christian Temperance Union, Christian Women’s Fellowship, Delta Zeta Sorority at NSC, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and the Lucky 13 Club. Evelyn enjoyed traveling, working crypto quote puzzles and attending sports events of which she was an avid fan, especially when she was watching kids and grandkids play. She played the piano mostly for herself and her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Ray, of Helena; three sons, Tim Troutt and wife Liz of Pullman, WA, Jeff Troutt and wife Kay of Helena, and Tom Troutt and wife Bonnie of Paris, TX; one brother, Quinton Hadwiger of Alva; 10 grandchildren, Amy, Amanda, Tayler, Megan, Jill, Jasmine, Coy, Abby, Ethan and Chloe; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Corey and Alysha.

Those preceding Evelyn in death include one brother, Everett Hadwiger and one sister, Ruth Weigand.

Memorials may be given to the church or Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, cancer division, through the funeral home.

Ray Troutt
©Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

HELENA — Funeral for Ray Troutt, 91, will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2011, at Timberlake High School Auditorium in Helena, with Rev. Joel Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery, with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., of Helena. Viewing will be 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Timberlake football program or Northwestern Oklahoma State University athletic program through the funeral home. Memories may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com.

Ray was raised from the dirt on March 16, 1920, in a one room sod house in Beaver County one-fourth of a mile north of the Oklahoma/Texas border between South Ivanhoe, Oklahoma, and Follett, Texas, to Vinnie Coy Troutt and Emma Hummer Troutt. He passed from this life November 30, 2011, in Enid.

Ray lived through the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, World War II and Evelyn without complaining. Ray graduated from high school at Follett, Texas, and from Northwestern State College with a bachelor's degree. At Northwestern he played football, baseball and basketball. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as an airplane mechanic and as a tight end for the Air Force football team.

He married Evelyn Hadwiger in 1947 in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Ray and Evelyn had three children: Tim, Jeff and Tom.

Ray was a teacher, coach and farmer. He coached three state championships in football, one six-man and two eight-man, and multiple district and regional championships. He helped organize eight-man football. Coach Troutt retired in 1980. Ray was recognized by the Daily Oklahoman as having one of the most winning percentages as a football coach during the decade of the 1970s. He was inducted into Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame, NWOSU Hall of Fame, and Eight-Man Coaches Hall of Fame. Timberlake school district honored him by naming the football field after Ray in 2007. After his retirement in 1980, he enjoyed checkers, dominos, traveling and farming.

He was a member of American Legion and Lions Club, serving as past president. He read the Bible daily. Ray was a deacon and elder of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church and member of the United Methodist Church in Helena. Ray influenced many lives and, with a wink and a smile, he never met a stranger. He was a good man.

Survivors include his three sons, Tim and wife, Liz, Jeff and wife, Kay, and Tom and wife, Bonnie; 10 grandchildren, Amy Rosio and husband, Don, Amanda Troutt, Tayler Troutt, Megan Hickman and husband, Jeremy, Jill Lasater and husband, Nate, Jasmine Bryant and husband, Spencer, Coy Troutt, Abby Banks and husband, Scott, Ethan Troutt and Chloe Troutt; six great-grandchildren, Michael Corey Joubert, Brittany Rosio, Alysha Rosio, Holly Hickman, Jude Banks and Birdie Banks; brothers, Marvin and George Troutt; and sister, Ruby June Piersall.

Those who preceded Ray in death include his wife, Evelyn; his parents; brother, Gilbert Troutt; and sister, Myrtle Nine.

(Submitted by family)

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