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Ray Taylor Anthony
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1913
Death: Oct. 11, 2000

Son of C R Anthony of Anthony Dept Stores

Retailer & civic leader

World War II veteran: Flew 35 combat missions over Japan as a B-29 gunner. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross.

In 1972, he succeeded his father as chairman of the Anthony Co and retired in 1986.

After retiring, he raised money for United Way, Downtown Lions Club and YMCA, served as president of each organization and served in many other charities and organizations.

Graduated from Classen HS in 1930.
Bus Adm degree from University of Oklahoma, 1934.

Residence: 6901 Avondale

Married Claudia B in 1940.

Children:
1. Ray B Anthony
2. Claudia Dia Anthony Hoskins (Rob) 1941-2004, buried in Memorial Park Cemetery
3. Gaye Anthony (Seattle WA)
4. June Anthony Heusel (Ron)
5. Lu Anthony Holloway (David)

obit: The Oklahoman, Oct 13, 2000, pg 22
--'Blue Collar' Retailer, Civic Leader Ray T Anthony Dies--

obit: The Oklahoman, Oct 14, 2000, pg 447
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Ross Anthony (1884 - 1976)
  Lutie Lillian Mauldin Anthony (1884 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Claudia Bettis Anthony (1917 - 1994)
 
 Siblings:
  Ray Taylor Anthony (1913 - 2000)
  Guy M. Anthony (1915 - 1991)*
  Betty Lee Anthony Zahn (1917 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Burial Park
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Patio Mausoleum
 
Created by: Janet LaMotte
Record added: Aug 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74530875
Ray Taylor Anthony
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Ray Taylor Anthony
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