Clinton E (Gene) Goben, 75, of Enid, Okla., passed away Feb. 21, 2014, in Enid. Funeral service was at Garriott Road Church of Christ in Enid Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, with Dan Fraser and Bill Goben officiating. Burial/Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery. Anderson-Burris Funeral Home of Enid handled the funeral arrangements.
Gene was born in Oklahoma City to Clinton E and Eletha (Janeway) Goben Sept. 28, 1938. He graduated high school in 1956, from Great Falls, Mont., and attended York College in York. He was a minister for the Church of Christ in Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Oklahoma.
At the time of his death, he was preaching at the Northside Church of Christ in Waynoka, Okla. In addition, he was a District Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America and worked in a variety of sales and service positions. He held various public service positions including mayor and chamber president in Broken Bow; and mayor in Canton, Okla. He also served on several city boards.
He was involved in Toastmasters, Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America, Custer County Sheriff's Posse, Custer County Car Club, Studebaker Car Club, NOHVA, and working with various Bible camps/campaigns.
He enjoyed camping, motorcycling, snowmobiling, ATV's, auctions, a variety of collections, and studying the Bible at every opportunity. He received many scouting awards including, the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Scotty, and a brother Wayne.
He is survived by his wife, Grace of the home; three children, Randy (Kathy) Goben, Pam (Brian) Love all of Winfield, Kan., and Rick (Charity) Goben of Enid; six grandchildren, Dereck (Tina), Jacob, Jessica, Alexis and Mikaela; great-grandchild, Aubra; brother, Bill (Shirley) Goben of Billings, Mont.; sister-in-law, Loretta Goben of York; two sisters, Becky (Dan) Fraser of Lincoln, and Gay (Richard) Colgrove of Missoula, Mont., and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Yellowstone Bible Camp, In Search of the Lord's Way, or Colorado Christian Services. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Guestbook is available at www.andersonburris . com.
Published in Custer County Chief, Feb. 27, 2014