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Donald David Canaan
© Alva Review-Courier
02-2017
Submitted by: Glenn


© Alva Review-Courier


Funeral services for Donald David Canaan will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at the Bible Baptist Church with Pastor John Clapp officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.

Donald David Canaan, son of the late William Elmor and Pearl Mae (Sallee) Canaan, was born November 14, 1934, at Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away January 25, 2017, at Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 11 days. Don attended Alva High School before joining the United States Marine Corps where he later completed his high school education. On March 2, 1958, he was united in marriage to Lorna Violet "Susie" Combs at the Methodist parsonage in Alva. He retired from the United States Marine Corps after 20 years of service, including two tours of Vietnam.

After retiring from the United States Marine Corp, he resided in the Alva/Helena area where he worked as a deputy for the Woods County Sheriff's Office, then taking a job at the Helena State School for Boys as a juvenile officer, transporting juveniles. Upon the closure of the state school, he transferred to the Department of Corrections as a sergeant until his retirement in January 1995. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. His family was very important to him and he greatly enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville Canaan and Billy Joe Canaan; and one sister, Ethel Rose.

Don is survived by his wife, Lorna, of Alva; two sons, William Canaan and wife, Casey, of Alva, and David Canaan and wife, Cindy Jo, of Carmen; two daughters, Cindy Wright and husband, Joe, of Hunter, and Mary Perrin and husband, Ray, of Alva; one brother, Melvin Canaan of Blackwell; two sisters, Dorothy Aker of Los Ranchos, New Mexico, and Beverly Cushman of Enid; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Remembrances may be shared with the family at http://www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.




Lorna Violet Canaan
© Alva Review-Courier
02-2019
Submitted by: Glenn


© Alva Review-Courier


Funeral services for Lorna Violet Canaan will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the Bible Baptist Church with Vladimir Lukyanob officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.

Lorna Violet Canaan, daughter of the late Laurence and Clara Violet (Eckels) Combs, was born September 4, 1940, in Grant County, Oklahoma, and passed away February 2, 2019, in Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 79 years and 28 days.

Lorna attended Alva Schools, On March 2, 1958, she was united in marriage to Donald David Canaan at Alva. Since Donald was in the Marines, they lived in several duty stations before returning to Alva in 1973. After her children were raised she cared for people in home health.

She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. She had pen pals all over the country. She liked reading and sewing, but she really enjoyed garage sales and thrift store shopping.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; one brother, Ralph Wheat; and two sisters, Lenora Burns and Marlene McKenna.

Lorna is survived by two sons, William Canaan and wife, Casey, of Alva, and David Canaan and wife, Cindy Jo, of Carmen; two daughters, Mary Perrin and husband, Ray, of Alva, and Cindy Wright and husband, Joe, of Alva; two brothers, Walter Combs and wife, Barbara, of Rim Rock, Arizona, and Lawrence Combs and wife, Florence, of Springdale, Arkansas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

Remembrances may be shared with the family at http://www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.

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