Harvey Leon CHRISTIAN Grover Cleveland CHRISTIAN Patricia Ann CHRISTIAN Richard Donald CHRISTIAN Living CHRISTIAN Living CHRISTIAN Living HANDLEY Mary Sue CHRISTIAN Sally Sue CHRISTIAN Bernice Rosella FISHER Mini tree diagram
Vernon Garth CHRISTIAN

Vernon Garth CHRISTIAN1,2,3,9,4,5,5,7,5,6,11,7,2,12,13

16th Jun 19451,2,3,4,5,5,5,6,7 - 19th Mar 20071,8,10,4,7,6,7

proprietor, service stations, automibile and boat repair

Life History

16th Jun 1945

Born in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5,5,5,6,7

before 1961

Residence2 in Burkburnett, Wichita, Texas.8

between 1961 and 2007

Residence3 in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma.8

before 1961

Resident in Verden, Grady, Oklahoma.8


Graduated in Norman (Oklahoma) High School.8


Graduated in Norman High School, Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma.8

between 1964 and 1968

Educated University of Oklahoma, Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma.9,8

between 1965 and 2007

Occupation proprietor, service stations, automibile and boat repair.8

between Sep 1965 and Dec 1971

Military in Oklahoma Army National Guard, SP5.8

19th Mar 2007

Died in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma.1,8,10,4,7,6,7

Died unexpectedly

22nd Mar 2007

Buried in IOOF Cemetery, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma.8,6

Other facts


Married Living HANDLEY


Birth of son Living CHRISTIAN


Birth of daughter Living CHRISTIAN


  • U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1990
    Vernon G Christian
    Birth Year abt 1946
    Member of Alpha sigma Phi fraternity, p 365
    1966 Sooner Yearbook, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

    U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1990
    Vernon Christian
    Birth Year abt 1946
    Freshman, Alpha Sigma Phi, University College, from Anadarko, p 300
    1966 Sooner Yearbook, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

    U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1990
    Garth Christian
    Birth Year abt 1946
    Resident of Cleveland House, p 584
    1966 Sooner Yearbook, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

    U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
    Vernon G Christian
    Birth Date16 Jun 1945
    1518 Essex CT, Norman, OK, 73069-7453
    202 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK, 73071-5837 (1993, 1995)
    1201 N Main St, Noble, OK, 73068-9366 (1995)
    RR 2 Box 52, Noble, OK, 73068

    Vernon Garth Christian
    Birth 6/16/1945 OK, Comanche Co, Lawton, Oklahoma Indian Hospital
    Education University Of Oklahoma, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma
    --  "Vernon Garth Christian," Our Family Tree, http://www.ourfamtree.org/browse.php?pid=59435

    Helen Pauline was Uncle Vernon Garth Christian’s wife, he was killed when a semi fell on him. He is the original Vernon Garth Christian and was my Grandpa Harvey’s Brother. They had 3 children Garth, Gary and Gay.

    My Grandpa Harvey named my dad after his brother which he was Vernon Garth Christian Sr. My brother is a Jr and was named after my dad of course.  My mother’s name is Donna Lee Christian (Handley).
    --  Brenda Mitchell, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 23 April 2018

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Vernon Garth Christian
    Birth 16 Jun 1945 Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma
    Death Date 19 Mar 2007
    SSN 448447231
    May 1962 Name listed as VERNON GARTH CHRISTIAN; 22 Mar 2007 Name listed as VERNON G CHRISTIAN

    Bernice Rosella Fisher and Harvey Leon Christian ... divorced and both remarried, producing no new offspring.  Only the youngest two daughters are living, both in Norman.

    1. Grover Cleveland Christian (1940-2012) married Martha Joyce Hodge (b. 1940), producing three children: Scott (b. 1961), Steven (b.1962) and Jeffrey (born circa 1966 and died circa 1994)

    2. Patrician Ann Christian-Young-Keesee (1941-2005) married Richard Lee Young (I don't remember him) producing three living children: Richard, Jr. (b. April 14, 1965), Edward (born circa 1966), and Gaylon (born 1970).

    3. Richard Donald Christian (1943-2015) married Pearl Gould (b. 1942).  He has four living offspring, I think all of whom are from Pearl.  I've met them all, but did not grow up with them, so haven't mastered the dates.  They are Richard Christian, Jr., Nadine Christian, Julene Christian-Todd, and Shelley Christian-Chamberlain.

    4. Vernon Garth Christian (1945-2007) married Donna Pigorsch (will have to track down dates and maiden name.  Pigorsch was previous marriage, I believe).  Aunt Donna had two older children (Ronnie and Christina), who were raised by Uncle Vernon but not his offspring.  Together, Uncle Vernon and Aunt Donna produced two living children together: Vernon Garth Christian, Jr. (b. 1972) and Brenda Ranelle Christian-Hogue-Mitchell (born circa 1979).

    5. Mary Sue Christian (b. 1948) married Larry Varner (b. 1946) producing two living children: Larry, Jr. (b. 1970) and Jan Varner - Serrate (b. 1971)

    6. Sally Sue Christian-McDonald-Morris (b. February 16, 1953) married Robert Lynn McDonald (b. December 14, 1940), producing two children together: Robert Lynn McDonald, Jr (b. April 14, 1969) and myself: David Benjamin McDonald, Sr. (b. April 23, 1971).

    --  David McDonald, Sr, Geneanet Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 28 December 2019

    Social Security Death Index
    Vernon G Christian
    Born 16 Jun 1945, Died 19 Mar 2007
    SSN 448-44-7231 issued Oklahoma (1961-1962)

    Much of the detail of Vernon Garth Christian's life is told in the excellent obituary published online by Havenbrook Funeral Home, Norman, Oklahoma.  There is no mentoin at all of his wife, Donna Lee Handley.

    Vernon Garth Christian Obituary
    Vernon Garth Christian unexpectedly left this world to be with the Lord on Monday, March 19, 2007. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 22 at First Baptist Church in Norman.  Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Norman. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma.

    Vernon was born June 16, 1945 in the Lawton, Oklahoma Indian Hospital to Bernice Farris [should be Fisher] and Harvey Christian. He lived in Verden, Oklahoma and Burkburnett, Texas before moving to Norman in 1961 and graduated from Norman High School in 1963.  At Norman High School Vernon was a letterman in wrestling.  He attended the University of Oklahoma before enlisting in the Oklahoma Army National Guard in September 1965 as a Private.  He achieved the rank of SP5 before leaving the Guard with an Honorable Discharge in December, 1971.

    Vernon was the owner and operator of several service stations in Norman before opening Christian's Auto & Marine Repair.  He was in business repairing automobiles and boats for over 40 years.  Vernon's pride and joy was his family. He was devoted a father, brother and grandfather.  The family will enjoy thousands and thousands of memories. He loved to fish and attend OU sporting events. He was very proud of his Comanche/Caddo heritage and was a member of the Comanche Indians Veteran Association.  He was a member of First Baptist Church.

    Mr. Christian was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Henry Keesee.  Vernon is survived by two daughters, Kristina and husband Dennis Berglan and Brenda and husband Michael Hogue.  Two sons Vernon Christian Jr. and Ronnie Pigorsch. Vernon is also survived by his special friend and companion Joyce Filipski. Grandsons Michael Hogue Jr., Mathew Hogue and unborn grandson Marc Vernon Hogue.  Mr. Christian is also survived by two brothers Cleve Christian of Norman, Richard Christian of Graham, Texas and two sisters Mary Varner and husband Larry and Sally Morris and husband Jim all of Norman, and many nieces and nephews and friends.
    --  Havenbrook Funeral Home, obituary no longer online, http://www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/

    This same obituary was also published in the Norman Transcript, March 22, 2007
    --  Havenbrook Funeral Home, http://www.normantranscript.com/obituaries/local_story_081012314/resources_printstory

    U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2018
    Vernon Garth Christian
    Age 25
    Birth Date 16 Jun 1945
    Death Date 19 Mar 1971
    Published in the Norman Transcript, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma

    There is also an index summary of the obituary reporting publication in the Lawton Constitution on 21 March.

    U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2018
    Vernon Garth Christian
    Age 61, Birth about 1946
    Death 19 Mar 2007
    Obituary Published 21 Mar 2007 in the Lawton Constitution, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma

    Vernon Garth Christian
    Birth Jun 16, 1945 Comanche County, Oklahoma
    Death Mar 19, 2007 Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma
    Harvey L Christian (1915 - 1987)
    Bernice Rosella Fisher 1919-1997
    Grover Cleveland Christian 1940-2012
    Patricia Ann Christian Keesee 1941-2005
    Burial IOOF Cemetery, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma
    Created by Karen Maloy Oct 03, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #59551418, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59551418


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