Louie D. Stratton ©2020 Tahlequah Daily Press
February 24, 2012
Submitted by:Jo Aguirre
TAHLEQUAH — Louie D. Stratton passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at his home in Hulbert. He was born Dec. 31, 1938, in Paonia, Colo., to William (Willie) and Clara Stratton, formerly of Tahlequah.
He married Mary Elizabeth Marty in Hotchkiss, Colo., on Sept. 11, 1965, and they moved to the Tahlequah area shortly after. Condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com
Louie was employed in the construction industry for many years but spent the last years of his working career restoring cars with Dyer Old Cars near Taylor's Ferry. He enjoyed going to swap meets, fishing, wood working and being with his four grandchildren.
His friends are numerous and his stories were legendary.
Included among his friends are the monks of Clear Creek Monastery who, after relocating from France to the Clear Creek area, always appreciated his sense of humor and depended on his experience and knowledge of life in Cherokee County.
Louie is survived by Mary, his wife of 47 years; daughter, Stephanie Buckner and husband Michael; grandsons, Travis and fiancé Briena Crittenden and Michael S. Buckner; daughter, Beverly Swaringim and husband Steve; and grandchildren, Jake and Cassy. He is also survived by brothers, Carol Stratton of Grand Junction, Colo., Clinton Stratton of Montrose, Colo., and Jerry Stratton of Crystal Lake, Ill.; and sisters, Freda Vlcek of La Grange Park, Ill., LeVone Sherman and Anna Stratton of Crystal Lake, Ill.
A short celebration of Louie's life will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m., at Green Country Funeral Home, 203 Commercial Road, followed by a short mass at Clear Creek Monastery at 11 a.m. Following the mass, burial will take place at IOOF Hulbert Cemetery.
Directions to Clear Creek Monastery are available online at www.clear creekmonks.org.
The family will be available to meet with Louie's friends at Green Country Funeral Home in Tahlequah on Friday from 5–7 p.m.
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