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Sketches of Victims Killed in Bombing

April 24, 1995

Sketches of some of the people killed in Wednesday’s bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Information provided by relatives, friends and funeral directors:

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At 2 and 3 years old, Colton and Chase Smith wanted to be together all the time, their mother said. ``They loved each other. They didn’t want to go anywhere without the other,″ said Edye Smith, 23. The boys died together in the bombing, shortly after Ms. Smith dropped them off at the day-care center at the federal building.

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Ashley Eckles, 4, was at the federal building with her grandparents, Luther and LaRue Treanor. Luther Treanor was at the Social Security office to get paperwork in order for his retirement. Ashley was killed in the blast; the Treanors were missing, but their son and Ashley’s stepfather, Mike Treanor, feared the worst: ``If they found Ashley, my mom and dad are nearby. Mom wouldn’t leave her.″

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Working two jobs _ as a hospital administrator and for a catering company _ didn’t put a damper on Pamela Argo’s cheerful disposition and love of life. Friends say she used her paychecks to pay for her small brick home and spent many weekends working on the house. Argo, 36, was at the federal building for an appointment in the Social Security offices when the bomb exploded.

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At 50, Mickey Maroney had spent nearly half his life _ 24 years _ working for the government. A Secret Service agent, Maroney was at work when the blast hit. Maroney, born in Wichita Falls, Texas, played the Razorbacks when the University of Arkansas won the national football championship in 1964.

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Stephen Curry, 44, of Norman, was on the job as a building mechanical inspector for the General Services Administration when the blast hit. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, and a teen-age son and daughter.

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Wanda Howell was the married mother of two daughters. Howell, 34, taught at a child-care facility, but it was not immediately known if she taught inside the federal building.

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Donald R. Leonard, 50, was an Army veteran who had worked for the Secret Service since 1970. He is survived by his wife, Diane, and three sons.

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Dolores M. Stratton was at work as a military personnel clerk when the blast killed her. Stratton, 51, of Moore, is survived by her husband, Charles, two children, and three grandchildren.

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Sheila Driver, 28, was a student at Langston University. She is survived by her husband, Gregory.

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Elijah Coverdale, 2, and his brother, Aaron, 5, attended the day-care center for two years. The boys lived with their grandmother, Jannie Coverdale, because their father is a trucker who travels.

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John Stewart, 51, worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He spent his spare time woodworking and working with horses. He is survived by his wife, Jean, two daughters and one son.

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Zackary Chavez, 3, had attended America’s Kids day-care center since infancy. His grandfather remembered giving him quarters. ``When you would give him a quarter, he would always take it to his mom,″ Cereaco Hernandez said.

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Robert Westberry, 57, was the agent in charge of the Defense Investigative Service on the third floor of the devastated building. ``We just have to remember the last time we saw him and the pictures we have on our refrigerators and our last conversation,″ said daughter Sue Riley of West Columbia, S.C.

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Trudy Rigney, 31, was a senior studying geography at the University of Oklahoma. Rigney had worked her way through personal obstacles and health problems to get where she was, her faculty adviser said. She was serving an internship with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board when the blast hit. She is survived by an 11-year-old son.

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Woodrow ``Woody″ Brady was self-employed, making children’s books for a living. He was 41.

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Army Sgt. 1st Class Lola Bolden had been stationed in Oklahoma City for four months. Bolden, 40, is survived by a daughter and two sons.

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Julie Welch, 23, was planning to marry an Air Force lieutenant. A 1994 graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, she worked with Spanish-speaking clients in the Social Security Administration. She is survived by her parents, a brother and a stepbrother.

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Robert N. Chipman had joined the Oklahoma Water Resources Board six months before the bombing. Chipman, 51, previously was an associate professor of economics at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

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Susan J. Ferrell, 37, was an attorney for the Department of Housing of Urban and Development, where she had worked for 10 years. She is survived by her parents, a sister and brother-in-law.

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Emilio Tapia, 50, was a widower from Oklahoma City who worked as a landscaper.

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Carol Bowers, 53, was an operations supervisor for the Social Security Administration. A native Oklahoman, she is survived by her husband, Leonard, her mother, a son and daughter-in-law.

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Relatives of Katherine L. Cregan, 60, described her as a devoted grandmother who doted on her five grandchildren and loved to shop. She worked for the Social Security Administration. She also is survived by her three sons.

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