C.H. "Cedar" Dennis

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C.H. "Cedar" Dennis, 84, of Altus, passed away early Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, at his residence in Altus.

Mr. Dennis was born in Warren on May 17, 1930, to Cleatus H. and Betsy (Jenkins) Dennis. After graduating from Blair High School in 1949, Cedar did farm work. On April 9, 1950, he married the love of his life, Rayma Lynne Elliott, and they spent the next 64 wonderful years together before his death. After their marriage, he worked for the railroad as a telegraph operator while living in Texas. The family later moved to California where he began a career in Heating and Air Conditioning that lasted many years. He and Rayma moved back to Oklahoma in 1988, where he lived until his death. In his spare time, Cedar enjoyed fishing, golfing, "windshield farming" and wood working. His prize accomplishment in his wood working was the grandfather clock that he made. A long-time member of the First Baptist Church, Cedar loved his family and spending time with them.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Joyce Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Rayma, of the home; three children, Rhonda Harold of Altus, Dan Dennis and wife Dina of Altus, and Brad Dennis of Blair; five grandchildren, John Harold of California, Jess Harold of California, Raymond Dennis of California, Nathan Dennis of California and Rebecca Dennis of Texas; two great-grandchildren, Morley Harold and Elisha Harold; one sister, Louise Owen of Texas; one brother, Gene Dennis of New Mexico; along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jeff Moore officiating. Interment will follow at the Blair Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.

The family will greet friends on Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to the family at

For family and friends not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 10:58 a.m. Monday. Go to and click on obituaries. Then click on C.H. Dennis. There will be a large button inviting you to join the web-cast.

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Lowell-Tims Funeral Home And Crematory
1100 E Tamarack Rd
Altus, OK 73521
(580) 482-1212
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Published in Altus Times from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2014