Alfred Lawrence Giroux, of Purcell, passed away Friday, April 8, 2022, in Noble, Oklahoma at the age of 84 years 11 days. Rosary services are scheduled for 7:00 PM, Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Monday, April 11, 2022, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Lexington, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Alfred was born March 28, 1938, in Lexington, Oklahoma. He grew up in Lexington, graduating in 1958. Alfred worked as a carpenter, welder and millwright for nearly 40 years, and was a charter member of Local Union 329. One of his countless builds was for the 1996 movie Twister. The stairs in the house fly through the air in one of the final scenes in the movie. He retired at the age of 56, and for the following years loved to spend his time drawing and visiting his grandkids and giving drawings to all his many friends and family. Alfred was a faithful member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lexington, and then in Purcell for his entire life. His life was marked by service to others, as he served as an active member of Knights of Columbus, and in the Hospital Auxiliary. Alfred and Rita Schwarz married on June 13, 1964, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Alfred is preceded in death by his parents, Agnes and Henry Giroux; his daughter, Rose Giroux Kalinski; his sister, Kathleen Duggins; and his brother, Raymond Giroux. Survivors include his wife, Rita; his daughter, Geraldine Bugg and husband, Mike; his son, Charles Giroux; his son, John Giroux and wife, Jodi; his son-in-law, Chris Kalinski; his seven grandchildren, Katie Giroux-Gourley and husband, Keith, Jessica Giroux and husband, Sebastion Holcomb, Nathan Bugg and wife, Stephanie, Sarah Bugg, Jason Giroux, Gavin Kalinski, Mathew Kalinski; his sister, Cecilia Belcher; his brother, Michael Giroux; his brother-in-law, Jim Duggins; and many other relatives and friends.