The word stranger was not a vocabulary word for Jack.
Jack was born the son of Thomas and Minnie Luna Belle Harper Ogburn, May 1, 1915, in Paden, Okla. He was very generous and devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and his church.
His heavenly ascent occurred Friday afternoon, March 14, 2008, in Nevada. Leaving to mourn his departure are Helen, his wife, son, Dr. Donald and his wife, Roberta Ogburn, of Nevada; and daughter Joan and her husband Norman Carroll, of Martinsville, Ill. Brothers: Herman of Modesto, Calif., R.A. of Prague, Okla., and Thomas Jr., of Sand Springs, Okla. Grandchildren: Timothy and Tammy Carroll, of Spring Hill, Kan., Teron and Linda Carroll of Clarkville, Ark., Cynthia and Thomas Schulte and Kendall and Tammy Ogburn, both of Nevada; 10 great-grandchildren and hosts of nephews, nieces and friends. three sisters and four brothers preceded him.
June 29, 1936, Jack and the love of his life, Helen Amnie Hurn, were married near Cheney, Kan. For 71 years, 8 months and 14 days he loved, adored and protected his "angel."
Jack was an energetic, gifted and multi-talented person having owned and operated three successful service stations, the first at the age of 17. Early in his and Helen's married lives, he and his father in law operated a successful wheat harvesting operation. Moving to Ontario, Ore., he and Helen constructed one of the several houses they have occupied including the current residence. They moved to Nevada during 1967 to become Don's dental laboratory technician. He also did work for other local dentists. Many examples of his handiwork dot the local landscape as he constructed and sold storage barns.
The Ferry Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements which includes a visitation scheduled 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday evening, March 23, at the Ferry Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life will commence at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 24, at the Nevada Church of the Nazarene, 1733 N. Ash St. Nevada. Burial will follow at Newton Burial Park, in Nevada.
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