Berny Sander was born on March 20, 1941, to Ralph and Crystal Sander, the second of four boys, and departed his earthly life on March 27, 2020. He lived his entire life in Dewey County, farming, ranching, and auctioneering. He graduated from Seiling High School and attended college at Southwestern and Oklahoma State University, as well as Ft. Smith Auction School. Berny and his wife Linda Sue (Bensch) are the parents of two daughters, Tammy Mercer and Suzanne Wint. He was an active member of the First Christian Church where he was an elder, the Gideons International, the Seiling Masonic Lodge, and was inducted into the Dewey County Historical Society Hall of Fame in 2013. Berny was a real estate broker and auctioneer, and auctioned cattle at Seiling, Woodward, Fairview, and Clinton sale barns, along with conducting many real estate and farm related auctions throughout the years. He spent much time volunteering his services for any and all youth programs in Seiling and throughout Dewey County. Berny has been the auctioneer for the Seiling and Taloga FFA Trophy Auctions for many years, as well as the Dewey County Premium Auction and is also a past president of the Seiling Livestock Boosters Club. If there was a fund raising event for a worthy cause in the area, Berny would be there volunteering his time and services, as well as announcing all of the parades in Seiling. He was an active worker in the Seiling Rodeo Club since its inception 35 years ago and was selected Grand Parade Marshal in 2005. His hobbies were playing golf, camping, fishing, and quail hunting with his father-in-law. He especially enjoyed going to baseball games, where he and his wife traveled to games throughout the Central United States with Ronnie and Lin Livingston, and later with his family from coast to coast to MLB games.
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Lynda Grace (McCollom) Merick was born February 23, 1948 to Orville and Alzada (Wiley) McCollom in Mooreland, OK. She departed this life on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the age of 72 years.
Alton Leo Gore, of Seiling, passed from this life on March 19, 2020. He was born on July 21, 1939 in Seiling, OK to Floyd and Lillian (Wilson) Gore.
Charles Ray Goldston, son of John and Bonnie (Cox) Goldston, was born March 25, 1949 at Marlow, OK. He departed this life on March 17, 2020 at his home. He was 70 years old.
Alta Naomi (Link) Howeth, 89, of Tecumseh, OK died on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Seminole Care and Rehab Center in Seminole, OK.