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Auther Lee Baldwin

May 8, 1940 - March 23, 2013
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There are two things Auther Lee Baldwin loved in life: his family and telling a good story. You were not likely to leave Auther's presence without hearing about one, the other or both. He was so quick with his words that it is safe to say he never met a stranger he could not turn into a friend with the help of a few witty tales. His own life reads like a legend to his family, who enjoys reliving his antics and daring adventures. Like a true cowboy, he was never at a loss for either. His country boy charm and his humor were staples in his daily life, and he could just as easily make you feel at home in the middle of a grocery store as...
There are two things Auther Lee Baldwin loved in life: his family and telling a good story.
You were not likely to leave Auther's presence without hearing about one, the other or both. He was so quick with his words that it is safe to say he never met a stranger he could not turn into a friend with the help of a few witty tales.
His own life reads like a legend to his family, who enjoys reliving his antics and daring adventures. Like a true cowboy, he was never at a loss for either.
His country boy charm and his humor were staples in his daily life, and he could just as easily make you feel at home in the middle of a grocery store as he could in his own living room.
To the love of his life, his wife of nearly 52 years, Auther was a proud father, husband and grandfather. If anyone could shed his rough cowboy exterior, it was his Margie. She softened him. Theirs was a match that was steeped in loyalty and dedication; a perfect balance of playfullness and devotion. The vision of the two of them sitting on their front porch on a summer night is a memory that many of those who love them share.
Auther leaves behind a legacy of family rich with love for him and for each other. And it is the story he would love to tell the most.
Auther is preceded in death by his mother, Naomi Fallin Baldwin, his father, Charles Lee Baldwin and two brothers Clark Baldwin and Justin Baldwin.
He is survived by his loving wife Margie, three daughters: Justine Wyatt and husband Alan, JaRee Corter and husband Shahn and Jeanene Stephens and husband Rockne. He also leaves three sisters - Modene Beach of Harrah, Oklahoma, Mary Ann Baldwin of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Janey Staples and husand David of Newalla, Oklahoma - and one brother - Lance Baldwin and wife Annie of Tuskahoma, Oklahoma.
Auther was born May 8, 1940 and left this life March 23, 2013. His legacy includes 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in the Paylor Family Funeral Care Chapel. Interment will be at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery in Newalla, Oklahoma.
"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. It comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday." ~ John Wayne

"Margie and family, I just learned through Karen that Auther passed away. I am so sorry for your loss. I am at a loss for words at this moment. Love to..." clovene elliott (san antonio, TX)

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