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 Olen Burl Bloomer

Olen Burl Bloomer

Elk City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 19 Apr 1995 (aged 61)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Moore, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 5212757 · View Source
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Olen Burl Bloomer: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - Sunday, May 7, 1995
Deceased Name: Olen Burl Bloomer

Olen Burl, age 61, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 1995 in the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 16, 1933 in Elk City, Ok. to Marcus and Esther Viola Bloomer. He married Norma Jean Sims, and served with the US Air Force, retiring after 20 years service. Ten years ago they moved from Salt Lake City, Ut. to Oklahoma City. Olen was currently serving as Budget Assistant with the United States Department of Agriculture. He attended the First Christian Church Disciples of Chirst. He liked to go to Lake Eufaula and especially enjoyed listening to birds and fishing. An avid reader, he loved spy novels, and liked to work difficult crossword puzzles. Olen was interested in and relished tinkering with computers. He was preceded in death by his wife Norma "Tincy" Bloomer in June 1990. His survivors include three children, Maureen Bloomer of Moore, Ok, Lucretia Bjorklund, San Francisco, Ca, and Lee Switzer, Denton, Tx; 5 grandchildren, Jeff Waugh, Sara Switzer, Amerlia Bjorklund, Heather Bjorklund, and Christina Switzer; great grandchild, Dillon Ann Waugh; 4 sisters, Esther Willis, Erdene Jones, Elwanda McComas, and Merle Easter; 3 brothers, Doyle, Dennis, & Dean Bloomer. Olen was the epitomy of the word "Daddy". He lo ved his family with all his heart and always did his best for us..."A Gentle Giant". The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to The American Red Cross, 609 W. Sheridan, OKC 73102. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the S outh Colonial Chapel with interment following at Lilac Hills Cemetery, Moore. Page: 30
Copyright (c) 1995 Oklahoma Publishing Company

Olen B. Bloomer: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Olen B. Bloomer
State of Issue: Oklahoma
Date of Birth: Thursday November 16, 1933
Date of Death: Wednesday April 19, 1995
Est. Age at Death: 61 years, 5 months, 3 days

Published in the Oklahoma Today magazine, Winter 1996 issue:
At six foot, six inches and graced with a broad grin and gentle nature Olen Bloomer was Big Dad to his granddaughter Sara. Her favorite perch was on his shoulders, where from her six-foot-six vantage point, said Olen's stepson Lee Switzer of Texas, "she could see the world.

In a guest column in the Denton Record-Chronicle written after Olen's death, Switzer observed, Only a grandfather could grin with raised, bushy eyebrows and wrinkled face while his hair was being pulled, a sticky finger wedged between his eye and his glasses, and a squirming bundle of glee kicked on his chest.

Family remember Olen as a happy-go-lucky man whose joyful outlook on life was contagious. He collected really bad jokes, said daughter Maureen, and he liked to tell them with this little gleam in his eye and a boyish grin. He spent his free time on his home computer, reading spy novels, working crossword puzzles, and fishing at Lake Eufaula. (His luck ran to perch, said Maureen.)

A retired Air Force man on his second career, Olen was admired by his staff for his ability to stay cool under pressure, cut through bureaucratic red tape, and willingness to help his fellow employees. His children remember his devotion to his late wife, Tincy, and all his children both natural and not. We miss you, his family said. Our tower has fallen, but your light will shine on us, your beacon will shine through all of us, we will carry your spirit forward with us, forevermore.

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