Ted Milford Jr.Milford, Ted

Ted O Milford Jr. passed into eternal life on July 5, 2016. He was born January 16, 1946 to Ted O. and Claraetta Milford Sr. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He spent his formative years in Huron, South Dakota, graduating from High School in 1964. He spent one year at Oklahoma State University before entering in the Navy. Ted worked on the

nuclear submarines where he developed his passion for electronics and computers. After serving 3 years, he was medically discharged and made his career in the computer industry. He returned to Edmond, Oklahoma in 1988, working at Tinker Air Force Base as a civilian contractor in their data systems. A natural athlete, Ted was a scratch golfer, hitting his first hole in one at age 12. His love of the game continued throughout his life time. Another recreation he enjoyed was playing bridge with his best friend Steve Fossey. He also played online and had partners across the world. He met and married his wife Karen, and they made their home together in Edmond. They attended Highland Park Baptist Church, where Ted was an active member. Holding Bible Studies in their home on Saturday evenings was a joy for many years. He enjoyed traveling to China to visit his in laws and extended family, and enjoyed opening their home to students from China. Ted is preceded in death by his parents and a brother. He is survived by his wife Karen, his sister Loretta (John) Schallenkamp of Lakewood, Colorado, his son Ted O Milford III, niece Kathy (Dan) Schallenkamp Roberts and their family, nephew John (Nicole) Schallenkamp and their family, many other relatives and friends around the world.

A celebration of Ted’s life will be held at Highland Park Baptist Church, 400 N Blackwelder Avenue, Edmond, OK 73034 at 12:00 on Friday July 8, 2016. Lunch will follow at 1:00 p.m.. Family will attend a private burial in Davenport Cemetery, Davenport Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ted’s honor to the University of Colorado

Foundation Lung Cancer Fund. CU Foundation Mail Stop A065 13001 E. 17th Place Aurora, CO 80045.

Comments

  1. So sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. He was one of me best friends in high school. I am relieved knowing he was a Christian. Prayers and love to his family.

  2. We are so very sorry to hear about Ted, his family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Dear Karen and Milford Family,
    Ted was a dear brother in Christ and we are saddened by his passing. We will miss his bright smile and friendship….Our prayer is for his loving family. We at Highland Park Baptist Church in Edmond, OK are here for your comfort and support….God Bless You Karen….and others! God Be With You.

  4. My deepest sympathy to Ted’s family. R.I.P. Ted! The high school memories are fun to remember. I remember your enthusiasm for golf. Now you are playing on the best course with fast greens, no sand traps, and putting to the flag always slooping and not up hill.

  5. Dear Karen and Milford family,

    We are sorry for your loss. We are thankful we had the opportunity to know Ted. We pray that God will wrap you in his comforting arms during this difficult time. It is also wonderful to know Ted is in the presence of the Lord with no more pain.

    In love and prayer,
    The O’Malley Family

  6. I only met Ted in the last few years…but what a guy! He will be sorely missed for sure. Great Golfer…even better person! Miss you already my friend.

  7. I love you uncle Ted we going to miss you a lot thank you for everything

    • Son we going to keep him in our hearts and be there for aunt Karen I’m going to make it right because they was our family love you son it will be ok

  8. I’m going to miss you uncle Ted you and aunt Karen was a blessing to me and my kids and you help my husband be a better man in his family and I’m going to miss when you would come and watch Taxi cash show and make sure I was alright I never said this but I always thought God put you and aunt Karen in our life for a reason it hurts to go to church knowing I will never see you there and that big smile you always had and taking Chris under your wing. My prayer’s go out to aunt Karen and your family R.I.P Uncle Ted

  9. I’m so sorry to hear the sad news about uncle Ted, my deepest sympathy to your family. I am very thankful I had the opportunity to meet him. may he rest in peace. And may God bless you and bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  10. My deepest sympathy to you Karen and your family. You and Ted have been in my prayers during his illness and will continue to be. Ted was always so kind to me and did a lot of good work serving at HPBC. God Bless

  11. Dear Karen and Milford family,

    Ted, you will be missed deeply! Our prayers and thoughts are with Karen and your family. We are very thankful the opportunity to know Ted through Karen. Ted always so joyful and love every single child. Ted, my daughter is also missing you so much. God bless!

    In love and prayer,
    Esther and Ed

  12. I am blessed to have known Ted Milford Jr..
    A loving and willing servant to our Lord and all those he shared his life with. A generous man who helped people and mission’s wherever and whenever it was needed.
    I will miss you Ted!

    Love and prayers to all of us who will never forget you!

  13. To Loretta and all of the family

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of your family and our time together in El Reno.

    Callie Pazoureck Nitzel

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