Funeral services for Mr. Orin Clyde (Bud) Slavens, 87, were held Tuesday, August 17, 1976, at the Barnsdall Funeral Home Chapel. The services held at 2 p.m. were officiated by Mr. Donald Bailey, minister of the First Christian Church and the Bigheart Masonic Lodge #486 accorded him their final rites at the graveside in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Bartlesville, under the direction of the Barnsdall Funeral Service.
Mr. Slavens, an early day area resident, died at 5:25 p.m., Friday, August 13 in the St. Johns Hospital, Tulsa, where he had been a patient for ten days.
A native Kansan, Mr. Slavens was born September 19, 1888 at Greeley, where he began his eduation. In 1900 he came by horseback and covered wagon to Indian Territory with his family members settling in the Northeast section of this state. He completed his education in this area and returned to Greeley in 1912. Prior to World War I he served three years in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the Panama Canal Zone. He and the former Miss Ethel Peck were married in Kansas City, Kansas on April 23, 1914 and they made their first home in Collinsville, Oklahoma. In 1915 Mr. and Mrs. Slavens moved to Altoona, Kansas for a three-year residence and returned to Collinsville for a one-year residence before he joined the Empire Oil and Gas Company and was employed at the Tallant Plant near Bigheart. In 1921 he went to work for the Wolverine Oil Company and moved to Copan. He remained with the Wolverine Oil Company until they merged with the Shell Oil Company and during this employment he lived in Wolco and later in Barnsdall where he remained a resident until he was retired from the Shell Company in 1947. Mrs. Ethel Slavens preceded him in death in 1961. He and the former Mrs. Mary Juanita Albury were married on November 13, 1965 in Visalia, California and they made their home in Barnsdall until two months ago when they moved to Tulsa. Slavens was a member of the First Christian Church and the Bigheart Masonic Lodge #486 A.F. & A.M.
Surviving Mr. Slavens in addition to his wife of the home in Tulsa include two daughters, Mrs. Clemens A. (Jennie) Rudde, San Antonio, Texas and Mrs. W. L. (Rosaleen) Myers, Jr. of Houston, Texas, three grandchildren; one brother, Henry Slavens, Buena Vista, Colorado; two sisters, Mrs. Della Fowler and Mrs. Florence Williams, both of Bartlesville.
Barnsdall (Oklahoma) Times, August 19, 1976.