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Celebration of Life Service for Steve W Booher, age 69, of Enid, will be Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m., at Oakwood Christian Church. Cremation services are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Steve was born November 3, 1947. in Winfield, Kan., to Delbert and Dorothy (Conner) Booher and passed away September 29, 2017, in Oklahoma City.
He attended and graduated from Arkansas City Kansas High School and attended Cowley County Kansas Junior College.
Steve married Sonya Holderby on February 6, 1985, in Evelyn Holderby's home.
Steve's experience in journalism includes: Winfield, Kansas Daily Courier, Sports Editor, 1969-1971; Fairview, Okla. Republican, General Manager, 1971-1974; Duncan, Okla. Banner, Reporter from 1974-1975; Clinton, Okla. Daily News, Managing Editor, 1975-1979; Custer County Leader, Reporter and Consultant, (last six month) 1979; Cherokee, Okla. Messenger & Republican, General Manager and later Publisher, 1980-2017; and Oklahoma Press Association, Postal and Legal Notice Consultant, 2014-2015.
He received several honors, including Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation's Beachy Musselman Award, Oklahoma Press Association Board of Directors, 10 years, President and Past President; Numerous OPA Committees, including more than two decades on the Legislative Committee; Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation Board of Trustees, Member and President; Numerous OPA Better Newspaper Contest entry awards, (particularly proud of Editorial Writing awards).
His volunteer activity and honors include Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, President and Past President; Cherokee Main Street Board of Directors; Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year; Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award; Co-Founder Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Leadership Cherokee Program - organized and led program participants on annual trip to the Capitol and meetings with Oklahoma's Executive, Legislative and Judicial officials; and Cherokee Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife, Sonya of the home, his children: Shannan Booher of Edmond, Mike Booher and Karla of El Reno, Alan Clepper and Karen of Enid, and Amanda Barrett and Keith of Lahoma; brothers, Kent Booher of Arkansas City, Kansas, Scott Booher of Bixby; grandchildren: Samantha Phillips, Sandra de la Rosa, Brandon Clepper, and Kendall Gamble; and several nieces and nephews.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents and Sister Kimberlee Booher.
Memorials may be made to: OMRF - Alzheimer Division or Diabetes Division, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of funds.
Condolences may be made online and the service may be viewed at www.LadusauEvans.com.
Published on September 30, 2017
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