Galyn Curtis Downing


A memorial service for Galyn Curtis Downing will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019, at New Covenant Christian Church, in Oklahoma City, Okla., with pastor Tim Pool officiating. Burial will be at the Moscow Cemetery in Moscow, Kan. Family will greet friends 9-10 a.m. prior to the memorial service.
Galyn Downing, 83, of Edmond, Okla., passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside Friday, July 19, 2019, at Integris Hospital, Edmond. He was born Feb. 16, 1936, in Ulysses, Kan., to Joseph and Irene Downing. Galyn was proud of his military service and was discharged in 1957 after which Galyn began a long and successful career in oil and gas, initially working for The Western Company in the Hugoton Gas Field.
He met his wife, Leta Ann, at a rodeo event where he was riding bulls. His physically strong appearance, and kind heart won her over and they were married the following year on Aug. 31, 1958, in Lakin, Kan. Leta and Galyn had three children: Robert Keith, Tamara Lynn, and Brian Curtis. Galyn and Leta moved to Edmond in 1981, where Galyn worked as an oil and gas consultant for the remainder of his life. While consulting, Galyn owned and operated 74 Ranch Supply and Smoklahoma BBQ where he befriended many people in the community.
Galyn's children and grandchildren will always remember the times they enjoyed with him. He will be greatly missed.
Galyn is survived by his wife, Leta; son, Keith and wife, Sandy of Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughter, Tamara Unruh of Edmond, Okla.; son, Brian and wife, Teri of Baker, Mont.; two sisters, Sandy Starbird, and Delma Martin; eight grandchildren, Laura Downing, Jeremy Unruh, Kristen Rayos, Haley Burks (husband James), Erin Edge (husband Matt), Bradley Downing, Ryan Downing, and Alyssa Bouchér (husband Carl); and eight great-grandchildren, Hannah and Olivia Rayos, Elliot, Parker, and Landry Edge, Deacon, Dawson and Draper Burks, and Eloise Bouchér.
Galyn was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lawrence "Buzz;" sisters, Joann Hammond, Sylvia Spalding, and great-grandson, Ethan Bouchér.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Meadows Center for Opportunity, 1000 S. Kelly, Edmond, OK 73003.
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Wanda Nichols
Jul 26, 2019
Leta, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.
I am sending you my love and please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers always.
Mallory Jochmans
Jul 24, 2019
Brian, Teri, Brad, Ryan, & Alyssa, You are all in my thoughts and prayers in this time of grief. Love you all!
Saranne McCue
Jul 24, 2019
Lovely One Spathiphyllum Plant was purchased for the family of Galyn Curtis Downing by Saranne McCue.  Send flowers
Tommie Flegal
Jul 23, 2019
Brian, it was with sorrow that I read about your daddy’s transitioning into eternity.
Missy and Don Richardson
Jul 23, 2019
Galyn, you were one of the best people I have ever known! Your heart was so big and giving. You have given so many great memories not only to Brad, Ryan, and Alyssa but to my kids too!
Thank you Galyn, for the good times!