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Elmer Evans Hosier

Elmer Evans Hosier
03 Mar 1923 - 16 Mar 2015
©Billings Funeral Home
Reprinted with permission
Submitted by: Ann Weber

Elmer Evans Hosier Elmer Hosier, 92 year old Woodward resident, died Monday, March 16, 2015 in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Shannon Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Elmer Evans Hosier was born on March 3, 1923 on the family farm South of Arnett, Oklahoma to Joe and Verle A. (Howard) Hosier. Elmer spent his childhood on the family farm, and attended Mt. Zion School and Arnett Schools. After school, Elmer worked on the family dairy farm, until World War II when he enlisted in the United States Army. Elmer served his country faithfully overseas on the Island of Tinian in the Pacific Theater. Elmer was Honorably Discharged and returned to Woodward. Shortly after his return, Elmer and his family survived the Woodward Tornado of 1947.

Elmer was then united in marriage to Colleen Cooper on June 13, 1948 in Woodward, Oklahoma in the First United Methodist Church Parsonage. Elmer and Colleen made their home in Hooker, where Elmer worked for REC. To this union three children were born Mike, Linda, and Terri. Elmer and his family returned to Woodward in 1955. Elmer then went to work for OG&E as a Lineman, retiring as #1 Lineman with more than 30 years of service. After his retirement Elmer continued working for OG&E doing yard maintenance and janitorial work with his grandson, Brad. He also worked for Irwin Auto Company for a period of time.

Elmer was a member of the Woodward Masonic Lodge # 189, The Woodward VFW Post, and retired as a volunteer for the Woodward Fire Department. He was a past member of the Woodward Rodeo Committee and a member of the Murdered Children of Oklahoma.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Elmer was also Treasurer of the Methodist Men, and part time bus driver for the church. Elmer and Colleen enjoyed traveling, camping out at Ft. Supply and Red River, New Mexico. Elmer was also an avid gardener and was especially proud of his tomato plants.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda Reschke and husband Virgil of Tecumseh; Terri Priest of Woodward; three grandchildren, Brad Priest of Woodward; Stacy Hamilton and wife Fancy of Fargo; Kathy Melton and husband Jason of Tulsa; three great-grandchildren, Shayla and Jessika Hamilton; Tyler Littlebear; one sister, Elizabeth Beresic of Payson, Arizona; one aunt, Nettie Lovett of Oklahoma City; several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

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