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Oklahoma tornadoes: Death toll from tornadoes rises to 10; more victims identified

Oklahoma tornadoes: A teenage girl and her boyfriend were among the deceased, along with a 3-year-old Piedmont boy whose body was found Thursday morning.
BY BRYAN DEAN Modified: May 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm •  Published: May 26, 2011

Bishard would have been a junior this fall at Timberlake High School. A cousin said she loved riding horses and going to rodeos.

Austin Hall, 22, of Enid

Hall was a 2008 graduate of El Reno High School who had been dating Bishard since October. According to his Facebook page, he had recently moved to Enid and was working as a roughneck for Cactus Drilling.

Don Wesley Krug, 71, of Hooker

Krug was a farmer and retired in April as a county maintenance worker. He was a deacon at his church and taught Sunday school. His retirement plans were to spend more time visiting his grandchildren.

Joan Krug, 67, of Hooker

Krug was a homemaker and mother of four daughters. She had 12 grandchildren. She and her husband, Don Krug, were on their way back from a graduation ceremony in Oklahoma City.

Sharon Dodd, 58,

of Cashion

Dodd was a wife, mother and grandmother. She is described by family as creative and caring. Dodd died at her residence when she moved from a safe place to rescue her dogs.

Terry Peoples, 50,

of Woodward

Peoples was in a pickup along Interstate 40 near the Calumet exit when a massive tornado crossed the highway and sucked him out of his pickup. He was found in a tree about 60 feet from where his truck landed.

Billy Leeper, 64,

of Cashion

A Vietnam War veteran, Leeper was fleeing the storm with his wife and son when he was swept up by the tornado.

Laron Short, 24,

of Chickasha

Short was a recent graduate from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She returned Monday from a five-month trip to Australia and was staying at her mother's mobile home when it was hit by a tornado Tuesday.

Ryan Hamil, 3, of Piedmont

Ryan Hamil was thrown from the bathtub inside the home where he was huddled with his family into a nearby pond. Rescuers searched for him until his body was found Thursday morning.

Cole Hamil, 15 months,

of Piedmont

Cole Hamil was in a bathtub with his brother, sister and mother at the family's home in Piedmont when a massive tornado tore the house apart and threw him 50 yards.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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