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William Ralph Storer was born September 11, 1926, at Doby Springs, west of Buffalo, Oklahoma.  Ralph was one of four children of Ray Irvin and Verdie Lue “Buss” Storer. Ralph went to the Pleasant Valley Country School and Buffalo High School.  On February 21, 1953, Ralph was joined in marriage to Nola Grace Beagley.  Their marriage was blessed with two children, Jerry Ray and Jody Ann.  Ralph was inducted into the United States Navy during World War II and served on the USS Callisto.  After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, Ralph was a driver for Earl Bray Trucking Company.  He was awarded honors for a million safe miles and driver of the month.  Ralph also worked at the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Public Schools as a janitor, Harper County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy, Oklahoma Department of Transportation as a Maintainer Operator, where Ralph retired after years of service.  Ralph and Nola were baptized the same time at Alva, Oklahoma, in 1973. Ralph was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department, retiring after serving several years. Ralph enjoyed playing his guitar, going fishing, and dancing.  During the last three years of Ralph’s life, Ralph had three wonderful caregivers, Angie Branch, Dacia Gonser, and Stormie Branch.  Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Archie Storer and Clyde Storer, one sister Ruby Secrest.  After several year of illness Ralph’s fight ended on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Harper County Community Hospital.  Ralph leaves as his survivors: son J. R. Storer and wife Cindy of Buffalo, Oklahoma, daughter Jody Wiederstein and husband Doug of Higgins, Texas, four grandsons Weston Storer of Beaver, Oklahoma, Dillon Storer and wife Janna of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Jacob Wiederstein and wife Jenni of Clinton, Oklahoma, and Eric Wiederstein of Alva, Oklahoma and  numerous nieces, nephews and friends.


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