Since 2009, we’ve had the privilege to give a public voice to a multitude of Oklahoman’s personal histories. Many of them have passed on, but we remember them here for their willingness to share with Voices of Oklahoma, where their stories will live on for future generations.

Ray Ackerman, Ackerman/McQueen Advertising
Charles Banks Wilson, Oklahoma Artist
Bob Barry Sr., OU & OSU play by play announcer
Ann Bartlett, Wife of Governor Dewey Bartlett
Henry Bellmon, Oklahoma Governor
Margery Mayo Bird, Mayo Hotel
Betty Boyd, Tulsa Television
Chester Cadieux, QuikTrip
Otis Clark, Survivor 1921 Race Riot

Charles Faudree, Interior Designer
Nancy Feldman, Educator and Civic Leader
Ray Feldman, Community Leader
Ken Greenwood, Media
Walt Helmerich, Helmerich and Payne
Ben Henneke, President Tulsa University
Jim Hewgley, Tulsa Mayor
John Hughes, Bartlesville Rancher
Bob Kurland, Basketball-OSU
Wanda Lemons, Wife of Reverand Wishard Lemons
Wishard Lemons, Chaplain; Associate Minister; Runner
Curly Lewis, Western Swing Musician
Ed Malzahn, Founder, Ditch Witch
Wilma Mankiller, First Female Cherokee Nation Chief
Lilah Marshall, Bama Pie
Joe Moore, Moore Funeral Home
Bob Norman, World War II Veteran
Marian Opala, Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice
Sid Patterson, Tulsa Street Commissioner
Virginia Phillips, Wife of Chope Phillips (son of Waite Phillips)
William Pogue, Astronaut/Aviator
Oral Roberts, Evangelist; Founder of ORU
Steve Stephenson, Founder of Steve’s Sundries and Books in Tulsa
Robert E. “Bob” Thomas, Businessman
Ken Trickey, Basketball Coach-ORU
Bill Vandever, Vandever’s Department Store
Danny Williams, Oklahoma City Radio and Television
John Williams, Williams Companies
Carl Willis, Allied Stamp Corporation-Green Stamps
Henry Zarrow, Businessman and Philanthropist