The Norman Transcript

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May 24, 2013

Tornado took town’s youngest as it swept through Moore

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MOORE —

She died in Monday’s storm in the closet of her home about a block from Plaza Elementary School while holding hands with her son.

Her son survived.

Ward was a retired nurse and was frail, and Irvin told The Oklahoman her son did not have enough time to get their mother into a car and leave the area.

“My brother and I have been through a lot of struggles and she never gave up on us. She was always there,” Irvin told the newspaper.

Rick Jones, 54: Jones was a well-liked postal worker and member of the Oklahoma City Area Local, according to the American Postal Workers Union.

“The devastation suffered by the community is almost too much to bear,” Human Relations Director Sue Carney said. “At last count, at least 12 postal employees lost everything.”

The homes of nine APWU members were destroyed, and dozens more had significant damage, Carney said.

Robert Dick, 65: Dick fell down basement steps running for cover and had a heart attack and died.

He graduated from NW Classen High School in 1965. He graduated from basic Police Academy in 1974 and enjoyed being a police officer and had worked for Bethany Police Department, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department, OU Police Department at OU Health Center. He had a 20 year career as an over the road truck drivers. Dick enjoyed camping with his family and friends. He also enjoyed 50s and 60s music, Elvis Presley and Conway Twitty.

Sunday tornado victims include:

· Glen Irish, 79: Irish lived in Shawnee and died his residence.

· Billy Hutchison, 76: Hutchison lived in Shawnee, and died at Norman Regional Hospital.

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