Steve Edward Jaro was born in Oklahoma City on July 26, 1947 to Walter and Pauline “Dunn” Jaro. He grew up in Oklahoma City, joined the Army and was stationed in Germany. After his time in the service he returned home to Oklahoma where his parents had been transferred to Marlow, OK. He met Darlene Meek in June of 1966 in Marlow and they were married on June 1, 1967.
Steve worked in the landscaping business all his life from a young boy. He started his own business in 1976 and loved making his customers yards beautiful. He is survived by his wife Darlene of 46 years, daughter Lisa Owens, of Edmond and grandson, Davis Paul Owens of Norman, his brother Ron Jaro and wife Jane of Hewett, Texas; sisters Donna Darr and Pam and Steve Cathey, both of Midwest City; sister-in-law, Bette Jaro; Brothers and sisters-in-laws, Woody and Sandy Meek of Rush Springs, Gary and Andrea Meek of Norman, OK. He was preceded in death by parents, brother Darrel and Brother-in-law Richard Darr.
The most important thing to Steve was his family. He enjoyed the time spent at Lake Texoma as well as golfing with friends and his family. Steve loved daughter Lisa and it was important to him to see that she always enjoyed life and he always treasured memories of her growing into a loving woman. Steve loved being an important part of grandson Davis’ life and activities over the years. Due to health, Steve had to retire in 2007 and soon after developed Alzheimer’s.
Thanks to all friends and family for their loving support. Also thanks to Dr. Cranmer and Dr. Garland for their care, Deaconess Hospital Staff and the Lakes Nursing Center. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Diabetes Association and Alzheimer’s Association.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Arlington Memory Gardens.
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