Jimmie Bouse

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Jimmie Bouse

Jimmie (Jim) Edgar Bouse was born April 16, 1938 to Noble and Effie Bouse in Shattuck Oklahoma and passed away November 8, 2021. He was raised on the family farm just west of Laverne, and graduated from Laverne High School with the Class of 1956. It was there that Jim met the love of his life Emily Odell and they married in 1959. Jim said his greatest accomplishment in life was marrying Emily and having two beautiful girls.

An outstanding musician from an early age, Jim along with his lifelong friends Bob, Ted, and Susie formed "Three Hits and a Miss", an often requested group locally. He went on to achieve both bachelors and master's degrees from Central State University. He began his career as a band director in Cherokee, Oklahoma and taught in Garber, Oklahoma before moving to Beaver in 1966.

Music and teaching were Jim's passion. He taught band in Beaver from 1966-1978 with years of sweepstakes and award winning bands; and performed locally with many musicians. Jim went on to earn his principal certificate, and became high school principal followed by superintendent of schools.

Upon retirement Jim and Emily moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma where they made many new friends. They enjoyed traveling and became involved with many local organizations.

Jim saw no reason to be "buried in a fancy suit" and as a true teacher, donated his body to the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center's Willed Body Program in order to continue to educate others. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no memorial service. His wish was for everyone to do something nice for someone else.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Effie and Noble Bouse and Grandson Taylor Adams. He is survived by wife Emily and daughters Cindy (Aaron) Adams and Sally Bouse; grandsons Jake Adams and Ross Pittser; granddaughter Lauren Peterson, and two great grandchildren Gabriel and Quinn.

Who's the leader of the band that's made for you and me?

JIM-MIE B-O-U-S-E!!!

In Jim's memory, we are grateful for donations to support music programs for underserved students. Mail to: Scissortail CDC, 302 SW 25th, OKC 73109. Please include 'Jimmie Bouse' in the memo."

Posted online on November 20, 2021

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Obituaries in Ardmore, OK | The Daily Ardmoreite

Jimmie Bouse

Jimmie Bouse

Jimmie (Jim) Edgar Bouse was born April 16, 1938 to Noble and Effie Bouse in Shattuck Oklahoma and passed away November 8, 2021. He was raised on the family farm just west of Laverne, and graduated from Laverne High School with the Class of 1956. It was there that Jim met the love of his life Emily Odell and they married in 1959. Jim said his greatest accomplishment in life was marrying Emily and having two beautiful girls.

An outstanding musician from an early age, Jim along with his lifelong friends Bob, Ted, and Susie formed "Three Hits and a Miss", an often requested group locally. He went on to achieve both bachelors and master's degrees from Central State University. He began his career as a band director in Cherokee, Oklahoma and taught in Garber, Oklahoma before moving to Beaver in 1966.

Music and teaching were Jim's passion. He taught band in Beaver from 1966-1978 with years of sweepstakes and award winning bands; and performed locally with many musicians. Jim went on to earn his principal certificate, and became high school principal followed by superintendent of schools.

Upon retirement Jim and Emily moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma where they made many new friends. They enjoyed traveling and became involved with many local organizations.

Jim saw no reason to be "buried in a fancy suit" and as a true teacher, donated his body to the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center's Willed Body Program in order to continue to educate others. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no memorial service. His wish was for everyone to do something nice for someone else.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Effie and Noble Bouse and Grandson Taylor Adams. He is survived by wife Emily and daughters Cindy (Aaron) Adams and Sally Bouse; grandsons Jake Adams and Ross Pittser; granddaughter Lauren Peterson, and two great grandchildren Gabriel and Quinn.

Who's the leader of the band that's made for you and me?

JIM-MIE B-O-U-S-E!!!

In Jim's memory, we are grateful for donations to support music programs for underserved students. Mail to: Scissortail CDC, 302 SW 25th, OKC 73109. Please include 'Jimmie Bouse' in the memo."

Posted online on November 20, 2021