Howard "IKE" Eisenhour was born in Minco, OK on March 6, 1927. Howard graduated from Minco High School in 1945. He was a United States Navy veteran and served during World War II. Howard worked as a sales consultant for OG&E and retired in 1987 after 38 years of service.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the El Reno Lodge, and was a member of the India Shrine Arab Patrol, the American Legion, VFW, and the Ancient and Beneficent Order of the Red Red Rose. Throughout his life, Howard was very civic-minded, and he spent countless hours volunteering his time for various community organizations, 4-H, and coaching little league sports. After his retirement, Howard enjoyed traveling with his wife, Betty, and drinking coffee with his friends nearly every morning. Howard will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Howard passed away December 28, 2018 in his home.
Betty Lou Eisenhour was born in El Reno, OK on April 12, 1930.
Betty graduated from El Reno High School in 1948. Betty retired as County Clerk for Canadian County.
Some of Betty's accomplishments were previously serving on the board for the State of Oklahoma Historical Records, El Reno Chamber of Commerce, daughters of the Nile, Advisory Board at OSU Center of Local Government Technology, The El Reno Business and Professional Women's Club, The American Legion Auxiliary and State County Officers and Deputies Association, Betty had many hobbies some of which were sewing, reading, gardening and cross-stitch. She loved to travel and went on several cruises. Betty had sea legs and always said she would love to live on the sea. What made Betty the happiest was being around her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed taking them on trips or just swimming in the back yard.
Betty passed away in her home August 14, 2003.
Howard and Betty were married October 21, 1949.
Together they had 4 children, Steve, Jim, Jerry & Barry. Eleven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Howard and Betty built THE RANCH in 1968 on Ridgecrest Drive in El Reno. Charles Eisenhour, Howard's brother built the home for the couple. Howard and Betty made a lot of great memories in this beautiful, well-built home.
In December 2018 Howard passed away and the family had a decision to make about what to do with their parent's home that holds so many countless memories.
Meet the Trejo's...
Hey there! I'm Casey and this is my husband Julio who is always to quick to say yes to my big dreams! Before I married Julio - I was an Eisenhour! Charles Eisenhour, who built "THE RANCH" for Howard and Betty is my grandpa! We have lived in our current house now for almost 9 years. It needed some updates when we bought it so we removed all the popcorn ceilings, textured all the walls and painted, installed new carpet, updated the countertops and backsplash in the kitchen and in the past couple of years we have updated both bathrooms, replaced the roof and heating and air unit. I remember telling Julio when we finished renovating our current home, "we are NEVER moving or renovating again." Now I realize the moving part was a little unrealistic. Since we purchased our home almost 9 years ago, we've had two precious boys, Nathan and Caleb and we are outgrowing the 1212 square feet of this sweet home. Julio and I have been looking for a house probably for over a year now. We weren't finding anything that checked all the boxes.
Shortly after Howard passed away, the family reached out and said "we want you to either buy the house or sell it for us." Julio and I went over and looked at the house shortly after. It checked all the boxes except, it's a 1968 ORIGINAL so what does that mean? It needs renovating, and remember? I said, I'd never renovate again.
Well, never say never.
So here we are. We are renovating THE RANCH. We are honored that we get to keep this house in the family and are so excited about making lots of memories in IKE's RANCH!
We invite you to follow our journey on social media!
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P.S. - Know how to paint, demo or do any kind of renovating? We pay in pizza and pool parties! ;-)
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