William Kibbe Webster
October 30, 1929 – June 30, 2018
“Wild Bill” Webster passed from this life Sat evening, June 30th, 2018. Bill was born Oct 30, 1929 at Hubbard Hospital in OKC, and lived his entire life in the OKC area. He met his future wife, Elaine Foster, in Jr. High, and they were 1948 graduates of Central High School. Bill and Elaine married on Oct 21st, 1949 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, and were together for 67 years until Elaine’s passing in Mar, 2017. Bill is a proud U.S. Navy Veteran, serving during the Korean War. Bill spent his professional career at the Oklahoma Publishing Company and served as the Manager of the Accounting Department. He was proud to be an OPUBCO employee for nearly 40 years. Bill was a former member, and past president of DPMA (Data Processing Management Assoc), and he and Elaine were members of the OKC Gridiron Club, and the Okie “A’s” Model A Club. He also enjoyed his McDonald’s breakfast club buddies. Bill loved his “roles” in the Gridiron skits, especially the Playboy bunny and “the drunk” that seemed to find his way into the script each year! He and Elaine also loved Model A Club trips and parades. Bill exemplified compassion and was committed to doing things the right way while always treating others right in the process. His great sense of humor was always on display, and always seemed to ease tensions and brighten & warm our hearts. Our Dad’s #1 priority in life was to take care of all “his girls”, and through his success in this lifelong endeavor, he taught us how to take care of ourselves and each other. His kind, humorous, unassuming spirit lives on in all of us. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; his parents Dan & Jessie Webster; and his brother Danny. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Shirley Webster & Hanky; Sue Harris & husband Terry; and Shelley Waggoner & husband David. 2 grandsons, Brian Wise & Collin Waggoner. Granddaughter Jennifer Linsenbarth & husband Josh. 2 great grandchildren, Jacob & Josie. Special thanks to Interim Hospice for their care and compassion for our family, most especially Amber, Julie, Matt, C.L., and Lisa J. Services for Bill will be Sat, July 7, 1:00 pm, at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Bethany. Visitation Thurs, July 5, 6-8 pm at Bill Merritt in Bethany.
- Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
William Kibbe Webster
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July 6, 2018
May Bill rest in peace. His laugh and woderful personality will be sorely missed. Bill was a great mentor of mine early in my career, and his wise counsel was so appreciated. I still remember him telling me that his middle name was his mother's maiden name---that was so unique and my wife and I used that idea to honor others in our family that way as well. Prayers and God's blessing on his family.
Mary jane Svejkovsky
July 4, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about your Dad.
We regret that we will be unable to
attend his services as we will be out of
town. May God be with you and your
family. Don & Mary Jane Svejkovsky.
July 3, 2018
Bill Webster Memory
I have know Bill Webster since the early 1980’s when we both belonged to the DPMA organization, Bill Webster worked for OPUBCO and I worked for AT&T, Bill was always friendly to his colleagues and well respected for his work ethic. Bill was noted to be a prankster so one day Mr Gaylord. OPUBCO’s owner has some dignitaries visiting and he asked Bill Webster to show them the data center, Bill proceeded to tell them about a new IBM card sorter machine that could sort cards by the color of the cards so he took a deck of IBM cards of various colors and ran them through the card sorter and all of the red cards came out in pocket one and all of the blue cards came out in pocket two and so on, Bill had previously punched a 1 in column 1 in all of the red cards and a 2 in column 1 of all of the blue cards and so on, Mr Gaylord sent word down to Bill to not do that card sorter demo anymore.
Another time Bill Webster and his good friend Jim Lange, the political cartoonist for OPUBCO were talking and Jim Lange said something to Bill that very few people knew who Jim Lange really was so Bill put a picture of Jim Lange on a letter with no other markings and mailed it at the post office and the letter arrived the net day at Jim Lange’s office.
In recent years, I enjoyed seeing Bill Webster at McDonalds for breakfast most mornings and we always enjoyed his company and his antics as well as seeing his Model A car and all of his stuffed animals in the jumper seat, his two stuffed dogs would drive the real dogs wild when he was driving down the road.
Bill Webster was a good friend and I will miss him.