Farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience:
*Former Westmoore High football standout Joey Fowler died at age 24. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end totaled 80 tackles as a senior, including 20 for lost yards and six sacks. The Oklahoman selected Fowler first-team All-City and second-team All-State. He signed with Texas Tech, spent one year with the Red Raiders and then transferred to Central Oklahoma. A good football player who was an even better musician. Fowler was an All-State saxophone player who, after football, was in music production.
*Frederick Moeller, 92, was a medal-winning track athlete at Capitol Hill High School. During World War II, Moeller was the Army Air Corps' five-time physical fitness champion. Also competed in gymnastics, excelling in the high bar and parallel bars. After the war, Moeller worked for the Oklahoma City Public Schools, where he taught band and physical education.
*Ralph Gibson, 83, was inducted into the Oklahoma City Bowling Council Hall of Fame in 2007. The one-time pin setter at Brantley Bowling Alley in Purcell competed in the Oklahoma City area during the 1940s and 1950s. He won many tournaments, some with a ball that had only one hole to grip. Went to work for a printing company in 1947, earning 80 cents an hour, but soon quit when he realized he could earn more money playing strike pots and tournaments. The Korean War veteran moved to Coral Gables, Fla., in 1955 to take a job with Union Carbide, where he worked for 37 years. Rolled two 300 games after age 70. Also an avid golfer who had two holes in one.
*Travis Raper, 78, was a longtime fast-pitch softball player. He was inducted into the Oklahoma City Metro Softball Hall of Fame in 1984 after pitching for Motiff Homes, Masterbilt Motors and the Oklahoma City Fire Department. The retired fire captain was a standout athlete at Mustang High School in the 1950s.