Ralph Nelson Chain
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Ralph Nelson Chain
Ralph was a steward of the ranches he operated and loved running his bulldozer aka his golf cart. He always said, Its all on loan from God and were here to take care of it He lived his life and ran his business by this quote. Ralph was a fair but shrewd businessman. Throughout his life he enjoyed traveling the country buying cattle and looking for deals to expand the family business. He loved preserving his heritage and history. In his later years he enjoyed telling stories, keeping the guys in line and feeding his Longhorns and Elk.
He loved his family and employees and the events with them were the highlights in his life.
Ralph was a devout Christian his entire life. He was a member of the Seiling Church of Christ. He served as an elder and spent decades teaching Sunday school. He had a special way of spreading the Word with everyone he met.
Ralph was involved in numerous organizations and donated his time generously. He received numerous awards throughout his life but always said Heaven was the award he wanted most.
Ralph leaves behind his wife Darla; daughter Andrea and husband Brad, son Monte and wife Dianna; all of Canton.
Six grandchildren, Newley and wife Mandy Hutchison of Canton, Kasse Duffy and husband Johnny of Seiling, Lenne and husband Matt Mahan of San Antonio , TX, Morey and wife Cara Hutchison of Canton, Kelly Chain and wife Amber of Canton, and Kim and husband Paul Mahan of Edmond, OK.
Twelve great grandchildren, Brock and Newt Hutchison, Trystin and Olivia Duffy, Malachi, Esther, Charlie and John Mahan, Kade and Mattie Hutchison, Blake and Baylee Chain. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, employees and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lenard and Grace Chain, two sisters, Wymola Sander and Darrell Spies.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 14, 2018 at 1:30 at Elm Grove Church and burial at the Chain Family Cemetery at the ranch. Memorials may be made to Area Medical Foundation with Redinger Funeral Home serving as custodian at P.O. Box 236, Seiling, OK , 73663.
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