For Woodward community, man's snowstorm death is a tragedy

Curtis B. Haines died Monday when a roof collapsed in a snowstorm that hit northwest Oklahoma. The fire chief said Haines' death is the first of its kind he has experienced in his career.
BY ROBERT MEDLEY rmedley@opubco.com Published: March 3, 2013
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“Any time the weather warnings are sent out, the public needs to listen to protect themselves and their families,” Day said.

Firefighters also had time to prepare, he said.

An obituary for Haines states that he had lived in Woodward since 1972. He established an oil-field equipment rental business in the 1980s and was known for fishing during the afternoons at Fort Supply Lake or Lake Vincent.

Haines grew up in Straight and graduated from Guymon High School in 1960. He was stationed in Germany in the military service for two years and attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell.

His wife, Sharon, died in 2010. He is survived by a son, B.J. Haines, of Berlin, Germany.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Billings Funeral Home Chapel of Woodward.