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John Merideth Longmire

April 6, 1942 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 77)

Obituary

John Merideth Longmire passed away peacefully at his home in Edmond on December 24, 2019 with his daughters by his side. John was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 6, 1942 to John and Virginia Longmire. Until the very end, John lived his life his way and enjoyed each day as it came. He was a devoted family man and had a kind and generous soul. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Jody, and his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Margaret “Maggie” Lees Longmire.

John is survived by his daughters Anne Marie Malone and Julie Brady; his four grandchildren: Brandon Malone and Hannah, Maggie, and Jackson Cherry; his brother David Longmire; several nieces and nephews; friends he considered his family; and, his newly restored 1955 Chevy Bel Air.

After graduating from California State University at Los Angeles in 1973, John began his long and successful career as an accountant –eventually becoming a CPA – for several oil and gas companies. He retired from RAMCO Oil & Gas, Inc. as the Senior Vice President of Finance in 2008. He and Maggie then traveled extensively, including several Caribbean islands, the Iberian Peninsula, South America, the Greek Isles, and Russia.

But perhaps his favorite trips were those to Scotland, where Maggie was born. John was an avid golfer, and one of his favorite jokes to tell was about two Scottish golfers. They’d finished their round on a cold and rainy day and were having a pint at the 19th hole. As the ice melted off their moustaches. Ian turned to Jock and said, “Same time next week, then?” Jock replied, “Aye, weather permittin’.”

John and Maggie also took several trips with their grandchildren, and John delighted at having his family at the house. It was not uncommon for him to spend weekends sitting on the couch, watching golf, and napping mostly (He would say he was watching the inside of his eyelids). All the while, Maggie, his daughters, and the grandkids would be talking, cooking, and going in and out of the house to spend time outside in the pool. Most people couldn’t sleep through that kind of chaos and noise, but to John, it was his favorite lullaby!

A celebration of John’s life will be held in the spring of 2020. Please include your name, email address, and/or telephone number in the Guestbook if you’d like to be contacted by the family with further details.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (aspca.org).

Celebration of Life

A celebration of John’s life will be held in the spring of 2020. Please include your name, email address, and/or telephone number in the Guestbook if you’d like to be contacted by the family with further details.

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