Share “OSU Memorial Service”

NewsOK | BLOGS

OSU Memorial Service

by Nate Billings and Chris Landsberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:59 am •  Published: November 22, 2011
Oklahoma State women's interim basketball coach Jim Littell lowers his head as he speaks during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State women's interim basketball coach Jim Littell lowers his head as he speaks during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

On Monday, Oklahoma State held a memorial service for head women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Serna, former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula who were killed in a plane crash the week before.

View photos from the service here.

Below are links to our other galleries related to the crash:

OSU reacts to the crash.

Miranda Serna at OSU.

Head coach Kurt Budke.

Alex Budke comforts his mother Shelley as she wipes a tear from her face while with her son Brett and daughter Sara during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Alex Budke comforts his mother Shelley as she wipes a tear from her face while with her son Brett and daughter Sara during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
ormer Oklahoma State women's basketball player Megan Byford is overcome by emotion during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
ormer Oklahoma State women's basketball player Megan Byford is overcome by emotion during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Texas A&M women's basketball coach Gary Blair signs the memory banner during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Texas A&M women's basketball coach Gary Blair signs the memory banner during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Coach Kurt Budkey's orange blazer hangs from a seat on the sideline during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Coach Kurt Budkey's orange blazer hangs from a seat on the sideline during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Members of the Oklahoma State family join arm in arm to sing the alma mater during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Members of the Oklahoma State family join arm in arm to sing the alma mater during the memorial service for Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. The two were killed in a plane crash along with former state senator Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula while on a recruiting trip in central Arkansas last Thursday. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

-Nate Billings

1 Show / Hide Archive Comments

by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
+ show more

by Chris Landsberger
Assistant Photography Editor
Chris Landsberger is a native of Oklahoma and, as a photographer, has been able to travel coast to coast and everywhere in between to cover news for the last 13 years. He has been a part history that included coverage of Oklahoma City bomber...
+ show more



Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Paul Rudd's Hair In The '80s Is A Thing Of Unexpected Beauty
  2. 2
    Report: Mike Gundy, Bob Stoops not candidates for Florida coaching job
  3. 3
    OU football: Sooners add first 2016 commitment in OL Jean Delance
  4. 4
    ONG repairing gas line break near Bricktown
  5. 5
    The Guardian: How Darren Wilson avoided criminal charges for killing Michael Brown
+ show more