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Laymond Doyle Wann
Apr 25, 1924 - Nov 18, 2007

Posted by Jo Aguirre

Requiem Eucharist for Laymond Wann was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kenneth Armstrong, rector, as Celebrant. Burial followed in Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.

Laymond Doyle Wann was born April 25, 1924, in Magazine, Ark. and died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2007, in the Ponca City Medical Center  at the age of  83.  He was the son of Vernon Cecil Wann and Emma (McCrary) Wann. His father died in 1974 and his mother in 1993. Laymond attended schools in numerous locations within Oklahoma and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1942.

He enlisted in the United States Army in September 1942 and later attended the Army Specialized Training Program at Syracuse, N.Y., until the program ceased. He then was shipped to Camp Shelby, Miss., where he trained during maneuvers as a member of a forward observer crew of the 69th Infantry Division.

After arriving in Europe, Laymond was at the front lines from the Battle of the Bulge until his division came in contact with the Russian Army inside East Germany and the division became known as the "Link Up" Division.

After returning to the United States, he entered Oklahoma A&M College (now OSU) in September 1946 majoring in physics with a minor in mathematics. After receiving a master's degree, he and his wife, Betty, who also had received a master's degree in physics and a minor in mathematics, came to Continental Oil Company of Ponca City in 1951. Laymond held positions of research scientist, senior research scientist, research group leader, associate research director and staff scientist before retiring in 1985. 
  He was a member of the freshman honor society Phi Eta Sigma, the physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma, the mathematics society Pi Mu Epsilon and the honor society Phi Kappa Phi.

Laymond also  held a Commercial Pilot's License, and at various times he and his wife had owned six different aircraft. He was also an amateur radio operator, call sign KG5KY.

He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Ponca City.

Preceding him in death were  his parents and his wife in 1999.

Survivors include  his daughter, Jacqueline (Wann) Molloy of Stillwater and by a son, Lyndall Doyle Wann of Pleasant Hill, Calif.


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