Stanley Hiser, 77, of Stigler passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Stigler. He was born March 15, 1941, in Pawhuska to Asa and Verna (Ingle) Hiser.
Stanley was born in Sage County. As a young child his parents moved the family to California. They moved up and down the west coast going from Oregon, Idaho and California, working in the fields picking strawberries, digging potatoes or whatever work they could find to make money. Overall he attended approximately 22 different schools. Every penny that the children earned went to the family. His parents promised them if they worked hard and helped them save, they would buy some land and settle down and some day it would be theirs. They wanted it passed down to future generations with the hopes it would always stay with the Hiser family. The family eventually moved to Porum and settled on a 320 acre ranch located on Beaver Mountain, where they and he remained until their deaths.
Like his mother and father, Stanley loved being a rancher and raising cattle. He loved to travel and see the sites of our nation’s national parks. He especially loved Colorado. He, his brothers, father and son all had a great love for fishing and he also enjoyed hunting. As a young man he worked in construction. He was a member of the Teamsters and helped with the construction of the Eufaula Dam and the Blue Mesa Dam located in Gunnison, Colo. In 1961, he married Lavern Sexton of Briartown. They had two children. In 1980, he married Janice Boehm of Porum. Stanley was a Christian and was raised in an Assembly of God faith. The last several months of his life he was extremely happy and thoroughly enjoyed his son, daughter, son-in-law, granddaughters, grandsons and great-granddaughter.
Since 1980, Stanley and Janice enjoyed traveling with family. They spent every summer traveling all over the United States. One of their favorite trips was their two-week trip to Hawaii. Grandpa we love you and miss you. Until we meet again. Rest in peace.
Stanley is survived by his wife, Janice Hiser; two children, his daughter, Jackie and Jack Bates of Stigler and his son, Ronnie Hiser of Whitefield; two stepchildren, LeAnn Coleman of Tulsa and Steven Boehm of McAlester; 13 grandchildren, Angie and Brandon Hathcock of Yukon, Chelcie Duvall of Stigler, Collyn and Mikala Hiser of Whitefield, Heather Holman of Porum, Cole and Jennifer Holman of McAlester, Tyler and Felisha Holman of McAlester, Summer Smith of Porum, Lauren Massey of Texarkana, Leslie Boehm of Oklahoma City, Joshua and Kelsey Coleman of Mannford, Rachel Coleman of Tulsa, Richard Burleson of Muskogee and Scottie Hand and Carey Warner of Muskogee; 17 great-grandchildren, Gavyn Jones, Jaxsyn Hathcock, Macey Hiser, Richard Burleson Jr., Ashton Burleson, Chloe Burleson, Emma Degraffenreed, Evan Degraffenreed, Jasmine Holman, Gage Holman, Brent Holman, Brooklyn Holman, Mackenzie Stockton, Jordan Holman, Blaine Holman, Tesley Coleman, Isla Coleman and Juliana Massey; two great-great-grandchildren, Bently Burleson and Harley Burleson; a brother, Harmon Hiser and wife, Sharon, of Bentonville, Ark.; a sister, Norma Hale of Muskogee; three nephews, Stevie Hiser of Houston, Dustin Hiser of Muskogee and Keith Hale of Muskogee and two nieces, Kim Taylor and husband, Rob, of Stigler and Lori Isenberg and husband, Eric, of Ponca City.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Asa and Verna Hiser; a brother, Steve Hiser and two step-daughters, Rhonda Smith and Lana Hand.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at R.E. Shearwood Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Harmon Hiser and the Rev. Vernon Stone officiating. Pallbearers included Collyn Hiser, Keith Hale, Jack Bates, Ronnie Hiser, Gavyn Jones, C.L. Coleman and Tyler Holman.
Burial followed at Mountain Home Cemetery under the direction of King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.