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Woodward County Obituary
Elmwood Cemetery

© Billings Funeral Home
(permission granted)
Submitted by: Ann Weber


3 Jun 1946 - 1 Mar 2018

Dennis O’Handley, 71 year old Woodward resident, died Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, March 5, 2018 at St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. A prayer service will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the St. Peter Catholic Church.

Dennis John O’Handley was born on June 3, 1946 in the city of Weyburn, Canadian Province of Saskatchewan; he was the son of Allan and Irene (Bernard) O’Handley. Dennis grew up in Estevan, also in Saskatchewan, Canada where he attended Immaculate Heart Catholic School Elementary through high school. Dennis moved to the United States in 1969, and became a United States Citizen in 1973. He was united in marriage to Victoria Darlene Mathern on August 5, 1978 in Lisbon, North Dakota, where the couple made their home. Dennis and his family moved to Woodward in 1981. Dennis worked as a truck driver for Hodges Trucking, over the road trucking for Roach’s Body Shop, and as an owner operator in the trucking industry. He retired from Hodges Trucking in 2012 as Yard Manager.

He enjoyed watching his granddaughters play ball and attending school awards and school programs. During his retirement he also spent time playing golf, hunting, fishing, and could also be found playing domino’s at Hops.

Dennis is survived by his wife Victoria of the home; two sons, Larry O’Handley and wife Nancy; Robert O’Handley and wife Susan all of Woodward; daughter, Lisa Adams and husband Jason of Sharon; grandchildren, Molly and Kloe Adams of Sharon; Faith, Paige and Summer O’Handley of Woodward; other family and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer research with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

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