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Gerald Dean Northrup
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Obituary for Gerald Dean Northrup

Gerald Dean Northrup, 74 year old Woodward resident, died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his home in Woodward. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Elmwood Cemetery.

Gerald Dean Northrup was born on March 31, 1943 in Higgins, Texas to Ira Emanuel and Hazel Leona (Fox) Northrup. Gerald grew up in Ellis County, south of Higgins, Texas and attended Bishop Schools. Gerald was united in marriage to Elba Jean Blackwell on October 21, 1962 in Woodward, Oklahoma. They made their first home in Woodward before moving to Harmon, Buffalo, and back to Woodward.

Gerald was a Farmer and Rancher who loved to hunt and fish. He loved spending time with his family and working on the ranch. Some of his favorite times were spent with his numerous grandchildren and great-grandkids.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 55 years, Jean Northrup of the home; one daughter, Roxy Shroyer and husband Earl; two sons: Ronnie Northrup and Gerald Northrup Jr.; one brother, Kenneth Northrup and wife Mildred; two sisters: Colleen Schaeffer, Ira Lee Meller; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; longtime friends, Dwight and Peggy VanDorn; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Hazel Northrup, brothers, Ira Northrup, Jr., Bill Northrup, mother and father-in-law, Dudge and Dovie Blackwell, one sister-in-law, Vina Payne and one brother-in-law, Wilbert Kelly.

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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home

1621 Downs Avenue
Woodward, OK 73801

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Elmwood Cemetery

2755 Downs Ave.
Woodward, OK 73801


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