Bobby Gene Ogletree


Craig resident Bobby Gene Ogletree died Oct. 18, 2003, at McStay Ranch, northwest of Craig. He was 67.

Ogletree was born Jan. 26, 1936, near Baker Texas County, Okla., to Otto and Fannie (Capps) Ogletree.

Ogletree was raised and attended school in Baker, where he graduated from high school. He attended college, receiving his bachelor's degree and later on, his master's degree. Ogletree served in the U.S. Air Force from November of 1955 to August of 1959. He married Janene J. McStay in Sharon Springs, Kan., on July 31, 1960, and to this union two children, Kim and Kevin, were born.

Ogletree was a high school teacher and basketball coach for many years and also taught at the college level. He and his family lived in various places, including Goodwell, Turpin, and Guymon, Okla., and in Kansas. He and his wife moved to Craig in 1987 from Guymon, and have resided here since that time. Ogletree ran his own wood-crafting business and truly enjoyed that. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, and woodworking.

Ogletree is survived by his wife, Janene Ogletree, of Craig; daughter, Kim (Jerry) Martinez, of Newark, Del.; two grandchildren Travis and Tayler; father and mother-in-law Harold and Elaine McStay, of Craig; sister-in-law, Vivian (Victor) Michel Lahin Kausar; and brothers-in-law Wes McStay, of Craig, and Mark (Nancy) McStay, of Craig, and son Collin.

Ogletree was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Kevin.

Services were Oct. 22, 2003, at Grant Mortuary Chapel with Beryl Wright officiating. The organist was Anne Carr. Selections were "I'll Fly Away" and "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," by Doug and Becky Field. Special music was "Go Rest High On The Mountain."

Interment was at Craig Cemetery with a graveside service by VFW Post No. 4265.

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