RARICK Dr. Joseph F., age 67 of Norman, died Saturday at Norman Regional Hospital. He was born July 6, 1921 at Bartonville, IL to Orville & Jessie Rarick. He moved to Norman August 1953 from Minneapolis, MN. He was professor of Law at OU. He was named a David Ross Boyd professor in 1967 and an Alfred P. Murrah professor in 1984. He was designated by the state legislature as the Oklahoma Father of Water Law. He received his bachelor's degree with highest honors in political science from the University of Illinois in 1943 & his law degree from the same school in 1948. He also received master of law in 1949 & doctor of science of law 1956 degrees from Columbia. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. He married Louise Strickfaden on September 12, 1946 at Groveland, IL. He is survived by his wife, Louise of the home, 1 son, Jeff Rarick of Lawton, 3 grandchildren, Megan, Michael & Jennifer Rarick of Lawton, 2 sisters, Mrs. Edward Benning of Bloomington, IL, & Mrs. Howard Hobson of Pekin, IL. Preceded in death by 1 sister & 1 brother. He was in WWII in Gen. Patton's 5th Army. Burial office & the Holy Requiem Eucharist will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Norman, with the Rev. Donald P. Owens Jr., Ph.d. as celebrant. Additional participants will be interim president, David Swank, Benjamin Stockwell & Professor Robert Smith. The family has designated the University of Oklahoma Foundation of the Law School as appropriate for expressions of sympathy.
Mayes Funeral Directors, Norman. BIOG: DR. JOSEPH F. RARICK, DR. JOSEPH RARICK, JOSEPH F. RARICK, JOSEPH RARICK NAME:Archive ID: 373676
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