Jerry Lynn Ogden, son of Roy Leo and Imogene (Kilgore) Ogden was born September 8, 1939 in Boston, AR. And departed this life to be with our Lord forever on May 27, 2019 in Midwest City, OK. surrounded by loved ones at the age of 79 years, 8 months and 19 days.
Jerry graduated from Stilwell High School and received his Bachelor’s from Northeastern State University. He also served his country in the Air National Guard for 6 years. He married Rowena Butler on October 22, 1959 and to this union 3 sons were born; David, Kevin and Scott. Jerry always worked hard to provide for his family, often holding down 2 or 3 jobs at a time. He was a teacher for 25 years, coach, dispatcher for Stilwell Police Dept for 22 years, was a rural postal carrier and real estate agent, but truly loved to work and stay busy around the farm tending to his cattle.
Jerry was a member of Victory Southern Baptist Church and served when able. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, but he also loved OU Sooner football and other sports. Most of all he enjoyed time spent with family especially his grandkids and great grandkids.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father in law; Lonnie Sr. and Geraldine Butler, sister in law; Loretta Butler, brothers in law; Lonnie Butler and Dennis Bennett.
He is survived by a very loving family that includes his wife of over 59 years; Rowena Ogden of the home, 3 sons; David Ogden and wife Sharon all of Stilwell, OK, Kevin Ogden and wife Debbie of Colcord, OK, Scott Ogden and wife Stephanie of Stilwell, OK, 5 grandchildren; Samantha Davis and husband Justin, Clint Ogden and wife Jamie, Heston Ogden, Brianna Ogden and fiance’ Connor Mutzig, Jeri Ogden. 4 great grandchildren; Dally Davis, Prayrie Davis, Carter Ogden, Raegan Ogden and 1 on the way, siblings; Roy Butch Ogden and wife Susie of Stilwell, OK, Jack Ogden of Little Axe OK, Valerie Bennett of Stilwell, OK, brother in law; Carl Butler, sister in law; Phoebe Butler both of Stilwell, OK, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends also survive him.
Just a wonderful man was my teacher at Maryetta and drove me to school in a gray station wagon from the city limits in Stilwell..I didn't want to go to any other school besides Maryetta .And Mr Ogden made that possible...THANK YOU FROM MY HEART ❤ ❤..Going to miss you..
Joe ThompsonStilwell, OK
I'm in disbelief and so sad. Mr Ogden was a good and kind man. And he made a impact on my life in my school years. I had so much respect for him. May he rest in peace. And my deepest sympathies for the family. GOD bless the family and may GOD comfort you during this sad and difficult time. 🕊
Charlene CornsilkStilwell, OK
He was my 7th grade teacher at Maryetta and my basketball coach. I have great memories of him. Sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for comfort for the family.
Gina SalazarTahlequah, OK
Mr.Ogdon was one of my favorite teachers of all time. He was a very good and honest man who taught many the meaning of integrity as he lead by example. I remember that he had OU football season tickets around the same time that my family did. Even after he was no longer my teacher, We would often meet in the Hallway or cafeteria line after OU played a home game and talk about how well Bob Stoops' boys did over the weekend. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
Derra CragheadSallisaw, OK
I'm sorry I couldn't be there I I'm a little ashamed I didn't just go. I regarded Jerry highly as a man with unselfish integrity,uncommon these days and will remember his smile as a smirk even when talking about things went wrong HARD WORKING FAMILY MAN
Jamie CroleyStilwell, OK
He was a WONDERFUL man...and my favorite teacher of all!! You will be missed...Rest in Peace Mr. Ogden!! Prayers for the family.🙏🙏🙏💖💖
Dana Perry-DuggerStilwell, OK
Mr Ogden was one of the two teachers that made the biggest positive impact in my life. He was a mentor and positive role model I needed during the 7th grade, even if he never let us have a Coke and Pringle’s. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed. Hugs and prayers to his family and love ones.
Dayna Abbott HumeStilwell, OK
Rowena, so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Thoughts and prays for you and your family.
Barbara WorleyStilwell, OK
Ellen WorkmanStilwell, OK
Jerry will be greatly missed!! Prayers to everyone for peace and comfort.
Mike and Susan SandersWestville, OK
Lc WilsonStilwell, OK
So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He has been our friend and neighbor for thirty plus years. Always a good man ready to help out anytime. We greatly admired him. Rowena and family you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Roy and Neva BrownStilwell, OK