KETCHUM, Billy G. Jr.
Billy George Ketchum Jr. of Rush, Springs died Friday, October 29, 2010. He was born April 8, 1970 in Key West, Florida, the son of Billy (George) and Barbara Ketchum. Billy was a member of the Eastern Delaware Tribe. He graduated from Copan High School in 1988. Billy was active in football, hunting, fishing, gardening, and hanging out with his big sister. Billy married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth (Kraft) Ketchum on Jan. 1, 1988 and had two lovely children, Sarah and Kimberly. Billy was an active and loving father in the livesÆ of his girls. His greatest pleasures in life were playing in the snow with his daughters and swimming in the family pool. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in accounting from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He was a Senior Auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency in Oklahoma City. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Kraft) Ketchum; daughters, Sarah and Kimberly; father and mother, Billy (George) and Barbara Ketchum of Dewey, OK; sister, Tricia Harrell, niece, Chelsea Hudson, and brother-in-law, Tim Harrell of Pittsburg, KS; brother-in-law, K.C. Kraft and nephew, Conrad Kraft of Stillwater, OK; mother-in-law, Sally Derr, father-in-law and wife, Charles and Barbara Kraft of Texas; grandfather and grandmother, Robert and Maggie Fitch of Bartlesville, OK; and numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Willard Ketchum, grandmother, Iris (Ketchum) Friend, and aunt, Linda Eddy. We will miss him very much. A memorial service will be held at Dewey Church of Christ in Dewey, Okla. on Friday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m.. There will be a private interment on the family land.