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Carlene "Butch" Ruth Bullard

July 3, 1938 — April 29, 2017

Carlene Ruth "Butch" (Radcliff) Bullard was born July 3, 1938 to Charley Carl Radcliff and Josie Violet (Chester) Radcliff in Enid, Oklahoma.  Carlene and her family moved to Forgan, Oklahoma when she was 3 months old and it is where she has lived her entire life. Carlene’s father, Carl gave her the nickname Butch or Butchie when she was a young child. Most people in Forgan didn’t even know that her given name was Carlene, she was just known as Butch. Butchie married Frank Seburn Bullard Jr. on October 13, 1957 in Clayton, New Mexico.  Out of this marriage they had three daughters, Deborah (Debbie), Tammy & Cynthia (Cindy).


Carlene worked for 47 years as a custodian alongside her husband, Jr. at Forgan Public Schools. Carlene loved all the children that she came into contact with during her time with the school. Anyone who knew Butch knew she was the ultimate Bulldog fan. In her spare time, Butch was quite artistic and she enjoyed painting and drawing, a talent she was quite good at. She hand drew treat bags for the sports teams at Forgan High School for many years. Sadly, this past school year would be her last to perform a task that she so loved. She also painted pumpkins during the Halloween season for anyone who wanted one. She was truly a loving and giving soul. Everyone in the town of Forgan loved Butch and Butch loved the town of Forgan. Her family and friends were her life.


On April 29, 2017 Butch passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, Ok surrounded by her family. She was 78 years of age at the time of her passing. Carlene was preceded in death by her husband, Jr., her parents, Carl and Josie Radcliff, her mother and father-in-law, Leonard and Irene Krapp, sister and brother-in-law, Donald and Barbara Smith, and brother-in-law, Carl Bullard. She is survived by her children: Debbie Cash (Leon) of Forgan, OK, Tammy Griffin (Mike) of Forgan, OK, and Cindy Huebner (Craig) of Turpin, OK,  grandchildren: Frankie Blue (Ben) of Dumas, TX, Deon Gibson (Joey) of Texhoma, OK, Charley Cash (Abby) of Beaver, Mikka Larssen (Matt) of Yukon, OK, Kryston Boyer (Tyler) of Owasso, OK, Desiree Miller (Steven) of Liberal, KS, and Chase Huebner (Josie) of Turpin, OK, great grandchildren: Alex Cash of Texhoma, Ok, Madison and Josie Cash of Beaver, Ok, Karsyn Blue of Dumas, TX, Lexi and Kale Miller of Liberal, KS, Kaynen Larssen of Yukon, Ok and Jowie Gibson of Texhoma, OK. Her sister-in-law, Joyce Bullard, brother-in-law, Charles Bullard, brother-in-law, Jim Krapp, her special, life-long friend, Barbara Hendrix of Beaver, OK, her favorite cousin, Jerald Radcliff and many more nieces, nephews and life-long friends.


Donations in memory of Butch can be made to the Bullard Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Bank of Beaver City in Beaver, Ok.


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