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© The Enid News and Eagle
Enid, Garfield Co., OK

January 18, 2008
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

James Howard GUNGOLL

The funeral service for James Howard Gungoll, 70, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at the Enid Mennonite Brethren Church. The Rev. Garvie Schmidt will officiate with Father Kevin Ratterman in attendance. Burial will be in the Enid Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

James was born on May 28, 1937, to Henry and Thelma Gungoll in Enid, Oklahoma, and died Jan. 16, 2008, in Oklahoma City. He attended Enid public schools before graduating from high school at the Oklahoma Military Academy (OMA) in Claremore, Oklahoma, in 1955. He received a bachelor degree from Oklahoma State University in 1960, a bachelor of divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 1969, and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1972. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

He was a local businessman and attorney. Up until the time of his death, he was the managing partner of Henry Gungoll Associates LLC, oil and natural gas producers. He served previously as an Oklahoma state legislator from 1962-1964 and as an Oklahoma highway commissioner from 1975-1980. He was a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA). His community activities included being a member of Gideons International. He previously served on the boards of First National Bank of Enid (1979-84) and St. Mary’s Hospital (1980-1984), and as president of the Great Salt Plains Boy Scout Council (1978-80). He was a member of the Enid Mennonite Brethren Church.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Aggas Gungoll; two sons, Steven Howard Gungoll, of Santa Barbara, California, and Timothy James Gungoll and his wife, Deborah Bill Gungoll, of Enid; his daughter, Christina Gungoll Lepore and her husband, John Lepore, of Brussels, Belgium; three grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, Rebekah and Andrew Gungoll, of Enid; one sister, Catherine Gungoll Hughes and her husband, James Hughes, of Broken Arrow; his brother-in-law, James Finnegan and his wife, Claudia Finnegan, of Enid; a niece, Stephanie Moore, of Tulsa; and four nephews, Phil Finnegan of Tulsa, Mike Finnegan and his wife, Krista Finnegan, of Dallas, Doug Finnegan and his wife, Amy Finnegan, of Enid, and Brian Moore, of Tulsa.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, Robert Gungoll; and his sister, Brenda Gungoll Finnegan. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, the Cimarron Council Boy Scouts of America or the Enid Mennonite Brethren Church with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home as custodian of the funds.

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