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Edward Gene Chew

September 2, 1932 — April 27, 2021

Edward Gene Chew

Ed was born on a Friday, September 2, 1932, in Granite, Oklahoma to Otto and Verna (Benge) Chew. He passed from this world on April 27, 2021. He was the youngest of five children. Ed graduated from John Carroll High School in Oklahoma City in 1950. He then decided to join the AF-SAC to fight in the Korean Conflict. He instead was stationed in Libya, Morocco, and England. During his stay in Europe, he went to Rome where he felt honored to have met the Pope. After his duty to his country was complete, he attended college at The University of Oklahoma and attained a Bachelor's Degree in Geology. He later worked as a geologist in the oil fields in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma. In 1963, he married Mary Louise Glenn. His hobbies included skiing and playing competitive chess. He also was a pilot and frequently flew his wife and friends to San Antonio and Dallas for holidays. He loved OU football and Oklahoma City Thunder. Mary passed in 2018. He was also preceded in death by his parents and all of his four siblings: George and Inez Chew, James and Sylvia Chew, Robert and Clara Chew, and Marian and Al Dupuy; also one niece, LuOtto Warren. He had no children. He is survived by several nieces and nephews: Rick Chew of Edmond, Carol Melton of Norman, Kathy and Martin Bass of El Reno, Doug Chew of Des Moines, Iowa, and Nancy Ricketts of Austin, Texas; great-nephews Scott and Nadean Melton, Greg and Joy McDonald, Terry and Trisha Bass, and David Ricketts; great-niece Michelle and Greg Graves. After private graveside services, Ed will be buried in the Chew plot at Fairlawn Cemetery in Oklahoma City.
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