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Les Bouse, 79 year old Woodward resident, died Monday, July 9, 2018 in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Kahn officiating. Graveside will be at the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Friday.

Jay Leslie Bouse was born in Belva, Oklahoma in Major County on August 6, 1938 to Jesse Edward and Neva May (Johnson) Bouse. Les grew up on the family farm and graduated from Waynoka High School in 1956. He was united in marriage to Bonnie Lucille Stewart on October 17, 1963. They lost a daughter, Alma Bouse in 1964.

Les had several jobs in his lifetime, including working at Hayter Tire and wheat harvest with Johnson Brothers. He also worked for Bob Selman as a Heavy Equipment Operator. After his retirement, he enjoyed spending time at the Woodward Senior Center playing dominos, going to dances, and other activities. He liked gospel, country, and blue grass music and he loved to do the waltz.

He belonged and attended Cross Pointe Church in Mooreland, Oklahoma, where he served as Deacon.

Les met Dorthy Smith in 2006, and they enjoyed 12 years of friendship and love. He adopted Dorthys family as his own.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Gerald Lee and Wallace Norton, one sister Nancy Slater and husband Charlie and a niece Linda.

Les is survived by Dorthy Smith of the home; three special nephews: Charles Slater and wife Kim of Wichita, Kansas, Bryan Slater and wife Cherie of Wichita, Kansas, Stanley Bouse of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; a niece Cindy Bouse; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorials can be made to the Woodward Senior Center or the Cross Pointe Church with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on July 11, 2018
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