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H. Buford

December 5, 1945 — November 24, 2023

A Memorial service for H. Clay Buford will be 2:00pm, Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at Community Bible Church in Lahoma with Pastor Bill Smith officiating. Cremation arrangements and services are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be 5pm-6pm, Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at the funeral home.

Clay was born December 5, 1945 near Lacey to Orin James and Blanche Elizabeth (McGinnis) Buford. He graduated from Lacey High School in 1964 before earning both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He passed away on November 24th 2023 after an illness. Clay married Mary Beth Dittmeyer in Okeene, OK in 1968 while serving in a Civil Engineering Squadron in the Oklahoma National Guard. After graduating from OSU, Clay moved to Tulsa to take a job with Lee C. Moore. He returned to the Enid area in 1973, where he worked for George E. Failing Company, serving as the Chief Engineer. Following that, he worked for OSU as the Northwest District Extension Application Engineer. He retired to full-time farming in 2011, where he farmed land that included an Oklahoma Centennial Farm previously owned by his grandparents. He was a member of Community Bible Church.

Clay’s hobbies include taking care of the cattle in his cow-calf operation and being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Mary Beth, son, Travis (Stacy) of Enid, and daughter Sarah (Steve) Owen of Virginia Beach, VA. He is also survived by grandchildren Samuel, Rachel, Logan, and Megan.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ames Fire Department with Ladusau-Evans serving as custodian of the funds.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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