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CHEROKEE, Okla. – Jake was born November 1, 1925, in Duncan to William Eli and Roma Brown and passed from this life at Share Medical Center in Alva on March 4, 2017, at the age of 91. Jake grew up around Duncan. He joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and served until April 23, 1946. He served in the Philippines.

Jake married Ester "Shorty" Hensley on May 24, 1946, in Monteg, Texas. They lived in Duncan and Blackwell before moving to Cherokee in 1960. Jake worked for the Featherton Ranch for two years, Haliburton Oil Company for 11 years, owned his own cattle truck, his own welding business, wor...

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