Stillwater News Press


January 29, 2013

Ruhal E Wells

Funeral service for Ruhal E Wells, 84 will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.  Rev Grayson Lucky will officiate.  Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Ruhal was born March 29, 1928, to Talmadge and Thelma Sanderson Wells in Hinton, Okla., and died Jan. 29, 2013 at his home, Enid, Okla.  After the death of his father in 1937, he and his mother and two brothers moved to Stillwater, Okla.  He graduated from Stillwater High School.

In Oct. 1950 he was inducted into the Army and was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.  He married Carolyn Diggs, Feb. 28, 1951 in Las Cruces, NM.  In March of 1951 he was stationed in Korea for 17 months.  He was discharged from the Army in Oct. 1953.  He attended college at OSU and graduated from there with a degree in Industrial Arts Engineering.  He went to work for Oklahoma Natural Gas Company in 1953 in Tulsa then transferred to Enid in 1966.  He retired from ONG in 1986.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Noon Lions Club, Enid Home Builders, Oakwood Country Club, and Men’s Golf Association. While employed with ONG, he taught HAV short course at OSU for several years.

He is survived by a son, Chris Wells and wife Debbie of Stillwater, Okla., and their children, Cody, Lindsay and Tim Helton, Patrick and Kate Wells, Jamie and Max Glasson.  A daughter, Karrie Cummings and husband Bob of Enid, Okla., and their children, Claire and Mark Smith,  Madeline Cummings,.  A daughter, Carol Schultz and husband Bryan of Pond Creek, Okla., and their children, Brady, Bly and Blake; 10 great grandchildren, Susan, Axel, Matthew, Macee, Haley, Trevin, Armani, Jazzy, Jada and Presley, sister-in-law Joan Diggs of  Enid, and  his companion of 12 years Peggy Blubaugh of Enid.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, his father, Talmadge Wells and mother, Thelma Jones; his stepfather, Fred Jones and brothers, Winford Wells and Wayne Wells.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Circle of Love with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodians of the funds. Condolences may be sent to

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The family would like to say thank you to his special caregivers, Carla Henigman, Loren Dierksen, and Hospice Circle of Love for all their special attention and care given to Ruhal.


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