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Donald Graham

August 15, 1931 — December 9, 2016

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Donald Edward Graham died December 9, 2016 in Purcell at the age of 85 years 3 months 25 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 PM, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.

Donald was born August 15, 1931 in Susanville, California to Charles and Arvilla (Zabriski) Graham. He was raised in Susanville, graduating around 1949. He was inducted into the United States Air Force that same year, proudly serving 4 years. He was honorably discharged on November 14th, 1953. Donald married Velda Wallace in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1952. They were married for 63 years before Velda passed last December. Donald graduated from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol academy on May 12, 1962. He served the State of Oklahoma until his retirement on June 17, 1986. Donald was a fisherman and loved to go camping. He loved traveling and spending time with Velda and his family.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Arvilla Graham; his wife of 63 years, Velda Graham; siblings, Reed Graham, Cleo Shaull, Arvilla Maxine Powell, Bethel Graham Klontz. Survivors include his daughter, Jo Ann Larrabee of Purcell; grandson, Robert Larrabee of Norman; sisters-in-law, Wanda Farrow and Shirley Stark of Purcell; brother-in-law, Bob Wallace of Vista, California, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  Not to forget his and Velda's beloved dog, Scooter.

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