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In Memory

Ernie Elwood (Elwood) - Class Of 1959

NAME: Ernest "Ernie" Earl Elwood, age 76, a longtime Coalgate resident, formerly of California.


BORN: He was born on April 23, 1940, to Clyde and Mabel (Randall) Elwood, at Benkelman, NE.


PASSED AWAY: Ernie passed away on November 26, 2016 at Coalgate, OK.


AGE:  76 years, 7 months and 3 days.


EDUCATION: He graduated from McCook High School in Nebraska.


OCCUPATION: Ernie was a Truck Driver


MILITARY: A veteran, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.


MARRIED: He married Marilyn Lee Lewis on September 15, 1979 at Carson City, NV


CHURCH AFFILIATION, HOBBIES AND OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Ernie was a member of the Local 85 Teamsters Union in California, Cornerstone Praise & Worship Church in Coalgate and the American Legion. He loved hunting deer & elk. He hunted elk in Oregon & Washington. He loved fishing for catfish, working his cattle & riding horses. He was a loyal fan of watching football, he cheered on the San Francisco 49er’s and the Nebraska Corn husker’s. He enjoyed watching Nascar Racing also.




WIFE:  Marilyn Lee (Lewis) Elwood of the home


SON'S:  Jack Ogletree & wife Lori of Madera, CA

               Shannon Elwood of Maui HI


DAUGHTER'S:  Stacey Major of Riverside, CA

                               Angelica Bailey & husband Cheyanne of Ada, OK


SISTER'S:  Grace Elmore & husband Delwin of Holdrege, NE

                     Joyce Cooper of Wellington, KS


GRANDCHILDREN:  Cody Ogletree & wife Brittany of Honolulu, HI

                                          Wesley Ogletree of Riverside, CA

                                          Kristen Price & husband Clinton of Madera, CA

                                          Kevin Cox & wife Katrina of Madera, CA

                                          Kim Fowler & husband Gary of Madera, CA

                                          Vanassa Elwood of Sacramento, CA

                                          Charles Major of Coalgate, OK

                                          Ashley Major of Coalgate, OK


6-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:  Samuel, Wyatt, Bentley, Ayla, Isiah, Jeremiah


Along with numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives an loved friends.




PARENTS:  Clyde and Mabel (Randall) Elwood

SISTERS:  Violet Aman, Pearl Edlefson, Betty Cole

BROTHERS:  Bill Elwood, Butch Elwood, Frank Elwood

INFANT SISTER:  Lucille Elwood