Miranda Nycole Bishard

Miranda Nycole Bishard

Death 24 May 2011 (aged 16)
El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Helena, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 70435085 · View Source
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EL RENO, Okla. -- Five people died in Canadian County Tuesday evening when a tornado tore past the town of El Reno. Two of them died while driving on Route 66, near Courtney road.

Austin Hall, 22, died from his injuries Wednesday morning.

He was fearless man who rode bulls in rodeos. But his mother says he was also a caring man who died while trying to save the lives of horses. Hall was killed along with his girlfriend, 16-year-old Miranda Bishard, while they were driving his truck. "They were planning on getting married and they loved each other very much," Hall's mother, Valeen, said Thursday. "She was a very special, happy, smiling young woman and she loved Austin with all her heart," Hall's Aunt, Shannon Varner, said. "He loved her."

Helping others was Hall's nature. "He would do anything for anybody," Valeen said.

God brought me that wonderful creature 22 years ago and I just wish he would have let me have him longer."

A memorial fund has been set up for Austin Hall's family at the Bank of Union in El Reno. His funeral will be next Tuesday May 31, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in El Reno.

Miranda Bishard's funeral will be this Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Timberlake High School auditorium in Helena.


Enid News & Eagle The Enid News and Eagle Thu May 26, 2011, 09:11 PM CDT

ENID — Funeral service for Miranda Nycole Bishard, 16, of Helena, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Timberlake High School Auditorium, Helena, with Pastor Jay Drawbridge officiating.

Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery, Helena, under the direction of Lanman Funeral Home Inc. Memories may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com.
Miranda was born Aug. 26, 1994, in Enid to Doug and Traci Bishard and passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in the El Reno tornado.

Miranda attended Timberlake School in Helena, where she grew up. She was a beautiful girl with a beautiful smile, and she had a huge heart. She loved riding her horse, Diesel, riding 4-wheelers with Austin, cheering, FCCLA, softball, rodeos, singing and dancing, hanging out with Austin, family, friends and wearing her pink boots with practically every outfit she wore.

Miranda is survived by her parents, Doug and Traci Bishard of Helena; her sissy, Raven; and her brother, Utah; grandparents, Larry and Shirley Bergdall of Enid and Connie and Fritz Schroeder of Cleo Springs; great-grandma, Viva Bowers of Helena; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William J. Bowers of Waynoka and Warren and Gladys Stricker, Harold Bergdall and Mildred Brunken, all of Meno.

Memorials may be given to the Miranda Bishard Family memorial fund through the funeral home.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 70435085
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