Kilbourn, Clare LeeClare “Lee” Kilbourn, 87, of Guthrie, Oklahoma passed peacefully on July 24, 2017. He was born in 1930 on a dairy farm in Marlette, Michigan.

Lee is survived by his loving wife Lucille of 58 years, daughter Linda Kilbourn-Durham, sons Robert and Larry, grand-children Anthony, Lisa, Sarah, Brianna, and Matthew, and great grand-children Elijah, Chloe, Sadie, Dahlia, Lena and Samuel. Lee was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

Lee was a Veteran of the Korean War, a New York City Police Officer and spent 30 years in the Aviation Industry working on the Saturn V Moon missions and multiple aircraft

programs including the B-1 bomber until he retired in 1990.

In his retired years Lee was an avid traveler of America’s highways, camping and sightseeing, with his trusted navigator, Lucille, always by his side.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery. Public Viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.


  1. My deepest sympathy to the family at this very difficult time. May you find comfort in God’s word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.

  2. Oh sweet froend. I know your heart is breaking and your grief is profound. I have walked in your shoes. Just remember the good times. You have some tough losses in the past month. Know I’m thinking of you today. He was obviously an amazing man.

  3. What a nice tribute to your dad, Linda. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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