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Spencer Bernard - Rush Springs, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 34° 47.013 W 097° 56.919
14S E 596191 N 3849543
Quick Description: Spencer Bernard was the 11th Lt. Governor of Oklahoma, from 1979 to 1987.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2011 3:42:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMCCCT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 1

Long Description:
Spencer Bernard, the 11th Lt. Governor of Oklahoma, is buried in Rush Springs Cemetery on the east side of Jeff Davis Park. He was a lifelong resident of Rush Springs.

This beautiful headstone is located on the south side of the cemetery. A black granite base reads BERNARD in six inch high letters. To either side of this name is the "brand" of Bernard's ranch, Rush Creek Ranch (RRC).

The headstone consists of a black granite cube on the left and a smaller black post on the right. Suspended between these is a red granite image of the State of Oklahoma. This is inscribed: SPENCER THOMAS Feb. 5, 1915 Mar 9, 2001 / VIVIAN OPAL (DORMAN) Apr 11, 1915 Feb 1, 2009.

The larger black cube has a beautifully detailed aerial-view etching of Bernard's Rush Creek Ranch. Besides being Lt. Governor of Oklahoma, Spencer Bernard was a peanut farmer, and his Rush Creek Ranch was well known in this area.
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Date of birth: 2/5/1915

Date of death: 3/9/2001

Area of notoriety: Politics

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Dawn to Dusk

Fee required?: No

Web site: Not listed

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