Published June 08, 2001
On the morning of April 19, 1995, the lives of thousands of people were ripped apart when a huge explosion rocked the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. More than 800 people were injured in the blast.
These 168 men, women and children all perished:
Lucio Aleman Jr.
Aleman, 33, was a safety engineer with the Federal Highway Administration. He lived in north Oklahoma City with his wife and two children.
Alexander, 33, had gone to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to get a Social Security card for her 8-month-old son. Married with two other children, she worked two full-time jobs as a nurse's assistant and as a pool supervisor at a hotel. She lived in Oklahoma City.
Allen, 46, worked as a claims representative for the Social Security Administration. He lived in Yukon, Okla.
Allen, 48, was an urban planner for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He lived in Norman, Okla., and had six children ranging in age from 4 to 22.
Baylee Almon celebrated her first birthday the day before the bombing. The amateur photograph of a firefighter carrying her limp body appeared on the front pages of newspapers and magazines worldwide.
Diane E. Althouse
Althouse, 45, worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was four days away from taking vows as a Benedictine novice at St. Gregory's Abbey in Shawnee, Okla.
Anderson, 37, collapsed while rescuing survivors at the Murrah building and later died. A nurse, she was married with four children.
Pamela Cleveland Argo
Argo, 36, had a 9 a.m. appointment at the Social Security Administration offices in the Murrah building. She was the second person positively identified as a fatality in the bombing. A data entry specialist at Presbyterian Hospital, she lived in Oklahoma City.
Avery, 34, was a development clerk at the Social Security Administration.
Avillanoza, 56, was the newly appointed director of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Murrah building. A career public servant, he was married and had six children and 14 grandchildren.
Battle, 62, had come to the Social Security office to apply for disability assistance after suffering a stroke. A machinist, he lived in Oklahoma City and was married with four daughters.
Battle, 56, had driven her disabled husband Calvin to the Social Security office.
Danielle Bell was 19 months old.
Oleta Christine Biddy
Biddy, 54, was a service representative for the Social Security Administration. She was married with two grown children.
Shelly Turner Bland
Bland, 25, was an asset-forfeiture specialist for the Drug Enforcement Agency. She was married with a young daughter.
Andrea Y. Blanton
Blanton, 33, worked as a secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and was married.
Bloomer, 61, was a budget assistant for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A widower, he lived in Moore, Okla., and had three children, four grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
Sgt. 1st Class Lola Renee Bolden
Bolden, 40, had been stationed with the Oklahoma City Army Recruiting Battalion for four months. The 15-year Army veteran was raising three children by herself.
James E. Boles
Boles, 51, headed the Oklahoma City office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was married and had two children.
Mark A. Bolte
Bolte, 28, was a civil engineer and environmental specialist for the Federal Highway Administration. He was survived by his parents and younger brother.
Cassandra Kay Booker
Booker, 25, was in the Murrah building applying for Social Security cards for two of her four children.
Carol Louise Bowers
Bowers, 53, was an operations supervisor for the Social Security Administration. She lived in Yukon, Okla., and was married with one son.
Peachlyn Bradley was three years old. With her mother, aunt and grandmother, she had come to the Murrah building to get a Social Security card for her three-month-old brother, Gabreon Bruce, who along with her grandmother, Cheryl Bradley Hammons, was also killed in the bombing. Peachlyn's mother and aunt were injured in the blast, and her mother's leg was amputated
Woodrow Clifford Brady
Brady, 41, was a customer at the Federal Employees Credit Union on the third floor of the Murrah building when the blast occurred. A publisher of children's books, he lived in Oklahoma City.
Cynthia Lynn (Campbell) Brown
Brown, 26, was a special agent for the Secret Service on her first assignment. She had been married for six weeks.
Paul G. Broxterman
Broxterman, 43, was a criminal investigator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Married with three children, he was a career public servant and was a member of the Potawatomi Tribe and was active in American Indian activities.
Gabreon DeShawn Lee Bruce
Gabreon Bruce three months old. He was killed with his sister Peachlyn Bradley and his grandmother Cheryl Bradley Hammons as the three of them accompanied his mother and aunt to get him a Social Security card.
Kimberly Ruth Burgess
Burgess, 29, was the administrative assistant to the chief executive officer of the Federal Employees Credit Union. She had been married for five months.
David N. Burkett
Burkett, 47, worked as a financial analyst for community development in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Donald Earl Burns Sr.
Burns, 62, was as a construction analyst for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A former high school football coach, he was married with three children and three grandchildren.
Karen Gist Carr
Carr, 32, was an advertising assistant for the Army recruiting office in the Murrah building as well as a part-time aerobics instructor. She had been married for eight years.
Michael Joe Carrillo
Carrillo, 44, worked for the Federal Highway Administration. A veteran of both the Navy and the Army, he was a widower and lived with his three teen-age children in Oklahoma City.
Rona Linn Chafey
Chafey, 35, was a secretary for the Drug Enforcement Administration on a special task force. She was married with two children.
Zackary Chavez was three years old. He had attended the America's Kids day-care center in the Murrah building since infancy.
Robert N. Chipman
Chipman, 51, had been with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board as a financial analyst for six months. He was married with three grown children.
Kimberly Kay Clark
Clark, 39, was a legal assistant for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Engaged to be married, she was also a petty officer first class in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Dr. Margaret Louise Clark
Clark, 42, was a veterinary medical officer with the Department of Agriculture. She had stopped in at her office in the Murrah building for some last-minute business the morning of the blast. She was married with three daughters.
Antonio Ansara Cooper Jr.
Antonio Cooper Jr. was six months old and attended the America's Kids day-care center.
Anthony Christopher Cooper II
Christopher Cooper was two years old. His mother, Dana Cooper, was the director of the America's Kids day-care center and was also killed in the blast.
Cooper, 24, had been director of the America's Kids day-care center for three weeks. She had been married for five years and was studying early childhood education at the University of Central Oklahoma. Her two-year-old son Christopher was also killed in the bombing.
Harley Richard Cottingham
Cottingham, 46, was a special agent with the Department of Defense's Investigative Services.
Kim R. Cousins
Cousins, 33, was a Sunday-school teacher. She had been married for less than a year and had a nine-year-old son.
Aaron Coverdale, a five-year-old, attended the America's Kids day-care center along with his two-year-old brother Elijah, who was also killed.
Elijah Coverdale was two years old and was killed along with his five-year-old brother Aaron. After the bombing, their father walked the streets holding photos of his children, asking if anyone had seen them.
Jaci Rae Coyne
Jaci Rae Coyne was 14 months old.
Katherine Louise Cregan
Cregan, 60, had worked as a claims representative for the Social Security Administration for 13 years. She was a widow with three sons and five grandchildren.
Richard Leroy Cummins
Cummins, 55, was a senior investigator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, specializing in curbing animal theft and abuse. He was married with three children.
Steven Douglas Curry
Curry, 44, was a building mechanical inspector for the General Services Administration. He was married with two children and lived in Norman, Okla.
Daniels, 42, was a teacher at the America's Kids child-care center. A career child-care worker, she had been at America's Kids for less than a year. She had two daughters and one son and was engaged to be married.
Sgt. Benjamin L. Davis
Davis, 29, was a Marine posted at the Murrah building.
Diana Lynn Day
Day, 38, was a Housing and Urban Development program assistant. She and her 11-year-old son lived with her parents.
Peter L. DeMaster
DeMaster, 44, was a special agent in the Oklahoma City Investigative Field Office of the Department of Defense Investigative Service. He was married and had a daughter and a stepson.
Castine Brooks Hearn Deveroux
Deveroux, 49, had worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development for seven years.
Sheila R. Gigger Driver
Driver, 28, was a student at Langston University and was making a deposit at the Federal Employee Credit Union at the time of the explosion.
Eight-month-old Tylor Eaves had been attending the America's Kids day-care center for a week.
Ashley Megan Eckles [granddaughter of Luther & LaRue Treanor]
Ashley Eckles, 4, had gone with her grandparents, Luther and LaRue Treanor, to the Social Security office on the ground floor of the Murrah building, where her grandfather had a 9:15 appointment. Her grandparents were also killed in the blast.
Ferrell, 37, was an attorney for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was amateur belly-dancer.
Carroll June Fields
Fields, 48, was the lead support person in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's Oklahoma City office. A career civil servant, she was married and had a 21-year-old son.
Katherine Ann Finley
Finley, 44, was the Federal Employees Credit Union's vice president and had been working there for 21 years. She was married with one daughter.
Fisher, 45, worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was married with three children and a stepdaughter.
Linda Louise Florence
Florence, 43, was a secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was married with one son.
Donald Lee Fritzler
Fritzler, 64, headed the architectural firm of Fritzler and Associates. He and his wife Mary Anne, who worked with him, had gone to the Murrah building on business the morning of the explosion. They left a daughter and a son.
Mary Anne Fritzler
Mary Anne Fritzler, 57, died along with her husband Donald in the blast, one day after their 36th wedding anniversary.
Tevin Garrett, 1, attended the America's Kids child-care center.
Garrison, 61, was an admissions clerk at Oklahoma Memorial Hospital and was preparing to retire in July 1995. She had brought some retirement papers to the Social Security office in the Murrah building. She was married with three grown children.
Jamie Lee Genzer
Genzer, 32, was a loan officer for the Federal Employees Credit Union. She also was on the board of directors of the America's Kids day-care center in the Murrah building. She was married with two children and lived in Wellston, Okla.
Margaret Betterton Goodson
Goodson, 54, was a claims representative with the Social Security Administration. She lived in Oklahoma City and was married with two children.
Kevin Gottshall II
Kevin "Lee" Gottshall was six months old and attended the America's Kids day-care center.
Griffin, 55, was a claims representative for the Social Security Administration. An Edmond, Okla., resident, she was married with two grown sons.
Guiles, 59, of Oklahoma City, was an underwriter for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was married with five children.
Capt. Randy Guzman
Guzman, 28, was found seated behind his desk at the Marine Corps recruiting station. He and a friend had played basketball at the Tinker Air Force Base gym just an hour before the bombing.
Cheryl Bradley Hammons
Hammons, 44, worked as a nurse at Four Seasons Nursing Home. Along with her grandchildren Peachlyn Bradley and Gabreon Bruce, she was killed while visiting the Social Security office in the Murrah building to get Gabreon a Social Security card.
Ronald Vernon Harding
Harding, 55, was a claims representative for the Social Security Administration. He is survived by his mother, his wife and four children.
Thomas Lynn Hawthorne Sr.
Hawthorne, 52, worked at the Social Security office. He was married with two sons and three grandchildren and lived in Choctaw, Okla.
Doris Adele Higginbottom
Higginbottom, 44, was a U.S. Department of Agriculture purchasing agent. She was married with two children.
Hightower, 27, was a secretary for the Job Corps in an office across the street from the federal building. She left two daughters.
Gene Hodges Jr.
Hodges, 54, was a supervisor for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was married with four children and lived in Norman, Okla.
Peggy Louise Holland
Holland, 37, was a computer specialist for the Army Recruiting Battalion in Oklahoma City. She was also a Sunday-school teacher and married with two children.
Linda Coleen Housley
Housley, 53, worked as a loan officer in the Federal Employees Credit Union. She was married with three children and two stepchildren.
George Michael Howard
Howard, 45, was one-quarter Cherokee and worked as a community development planning representative for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Native American Programs. He was married.
Wanda Lee Howell
Howell, 34, had been teaching children in the America's Kids day-care center for three weeks. She was married with two daughters.
Robbin A. Huff
Huff, 37, was a loan officer at the Federal Employees Credit Union. She was married and seven months pregnant with her first child.
Anna Jean Hurlburt
Anna Hurlburt, 67, had retired after 22 years as a licensed practical nurse at Deaconess Hospital. Along with her husband Charles, who was also killed, she gone to the Social Security Administration office to follow-up on paperwork. They had four married daughters and nine grandchildren.
Dr. Charles Erwin Hurlburt
Charles Hurlburt, 73, was a retired professor of dental radiology at the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife Anna's trip to the Murrah building was not discovered until the day after the explosion when one of their daughters found Social Security documents near a phone at the couple's Oklahoma City home.
Paul Douglas Ice
Ice, 42, was one of the first special agents assigned to the U.S. Customs Service Oklahoma City office. The senior special agent had two daughters, Sarah and Nicole.
Jenkins, 32, was a teller at the credit union, where she had worked for nine years. Her husband, Aldo Jenkins, was a deacon. The couple had four children: Shimar, 16; Shawna, 14; Shelby, 13, and Scott, 11.
Norma Jean Johnson
Johnson, 62, had been executive secretary for the Defense Investigative Services since June 1989. She had a husband, Carlos, four children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Raymond Lee Johnson
A member of the Seminole Nation, Raymond Lee Johnson, 59, worked as a volunteer in the Social Security office with the Older Native American Program. He served in the Air Force, the Army and was a member of the National Guard. He was married with seven children, 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Larry J. Jones
Jones, 46, was a computer program specialist for the Federal Highway Administration and was a part-time professor at the University of Central Oklahoma. He entered the Air Force at age 18 and served in Vietnam and served 20 years in the military. He was married with two sons and one daughter.
Justes was a regular customer at the Federal Employees Credit Union. He had served in the military during the Vietnam War. He had been disabled for several years.
Blake Ryan Kennedy
The 18-month-old infant had attended America's Kids day care since he was 6 weeks old, after his mother, Laura, returned to work in the Health and Human Services office in the federal building. Laura Kennedy received only cuts and bruises from the explosion.
Khalil, 50, excelled in her job as an export document examiner for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to coworkers. She started work for the U.S. government as a clerk for the IRS in 1964. She had a daughter, Heather.
Koelsch, 33, was the credit union's marketing director. She attended St. Patrick Catholic Church, where she was involved in many of the church's ministries. In 1993, she went to World Youth Day in Denver to see the pope.
Carolyn Ann Kreymborg
Kreymborg, 57, died in the explosion with her daughter, Michelle Reeder. They attended an azalea show in Oklahoma City as their last activity together. Kreymborg was an automation clerk for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Her husband is James Kreymborg.
Teresa Lea Lauderdale
Teresa Lea Lauderdale, 41, was a realty specialist with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She also worked to raise funds for worthy causes sponsored by the Federal Women's Program. Lauderdale had two sons, Brian, 19, and Greg, 16.
Catherine Mary "Kathy" Leinen
Leinen worked with the credit union for 13 years, and was looking forward to retirement. The 47-year-old was married to Henry Carlile, and had two children.
Carrie Ann Lenz
Carrie Ann Lenz, 26, of Choctaw and unborn son Michael James Lenz III died in the bombing disaster. Lenz was a contract employee of Dyncorp, and was assigned with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Oklahoma City. She was married to Michael J. Lenz Jr.
Donald Ray Leonard
Leonard, 51, was a Secret Service agent with 20 years service to the agency, and received numerous awards for his service. He and his wife, Diane, had three sons, Brad, Jason and Tim.
Airmen Lakesha R. Levy
Levy, 21, of Midwest City, was an Airman 1st Class training to be a lab technician at Tinker Air Force Base. She had gone to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to obtain a Social Security card, relatives said. She was married with one son.
Dominique London, 2, was at the America's Kids day-care center at the time of the blast. Dominique had two brothers, Deandre, 12, Derrick, 9, and a sister Tara, 1. His mother is Tonya London.
Rheta Ione (Bender) Long
Long, 60, worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Long began her career in federal government in 1974 as a military personnel clerk for the U.S. Army. In 1978, she transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Service as a clerk.
Michael Loudenslager, 48, of Harrah, was employed as planner/estimator on the first floor of the Murrah building in the area of General Services Administration (GSA). Loudenslager and his wife, Bettie, have two children, Diana and Kyle.
Aurelia Donna and Robert Luster
Aurelia Donna Luster, 43, and Robert L. Luster Jr., 45, died trying to provide a life for six children. Ranging in age from 7 to 22, the children were initially left homeless, victims of a landlord's eviction order that spurred the Lusters to seek help from Social Security.
Mickey Maroney, 50, a Secret Service agent, was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. He played defensive end for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks during the football team's 1964 national championship season and during 1965 and 1966. He had one daughter and one son.
Martin, 34, had spent the last three years moving around the country as a civil engineer for the Federal Highway Administration. He was devoted and loyal to his whole family, and was always especially close to his twin sister.
Rev. Gilberto Martinez
Martinez, 35, was a minister and member of the Oklahoma District Assemblies of God and was a teacher in the Oklahoma City public school system. He and his wife, Martha, had two sons and three daughters.
James A. McCarthy
Just four months before the bombing, James A. McCarthy, 53, was transferred to Oklahoma City. He previously worked in the Kansas City office for the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department. McCarthy had a wife and three children.
Kenneth Glenn McCullough
Kenneth Glenn McCullough, 36, was an agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency for five years. He served in the Army from 1980-86, then worked for the Department of Defense from 1986 until he went to work for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He was married with one daughter and one son.
Betsy Janice McGonnell
McGonnell, 47, was an active member at St. Michael's Church. A native of Oklahoma City, McGonnell worked in Single Family Loan Management for HUD. She had one daughter and one son.
Linda Gail McKinney
McKinney, 44, was employed as office manager for the Secret Service. She and her husband, Dan, had one son and one stepdaughter.
Airman 1st Class Cartney Jean McRaven
Airman 1st Class McRaven, 19, had returned from a four-month deployment in Haiti two weeks before the bombing. Four days before the bombing, on April 15, she married Senior Airman Anthony Shane McRaven. She was in the Social Security office on the morning of the bombing to have her name changed.
After serving as a U.S. Customs agent along the Mexican border between Eagle Pass and Del Rio, Texas, Senior Special Agent Claude Medearis moved to the Oklahoma City office in 1992. His daughter is Catherine Alaniz, whose husband was killed in the Persian Gulf War. He was married with two children.
Vice president of financial services at the credit union, the 43-year-old Meek often helped credit union members secure loans and assisted with forms. Meek attended Southgate Baptist Church, 809 SW 4 in Moore. She and her husband, Mike, had a daughter, Michelle, and a son, Robert.
Frankie Ann Merrell
Frankie Ann Merrell, 23, was a teller at the Federal Employees Credit Union for three years. She had a husband and a two-year-old daughter.
Derwin Miller, 27, moved to Oklahoma City in 1980. Miller was a claims examiner in the Social Security Administration. He was survived by a daughter, his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Eula Leigh Mitchell
Joe Mitchell of Oklahoma City had just a few incidental questions for his wife, Eula Leigh Mitchell, 64, to complete his application for Social Security retirement benefits. But he never made it. The blast killed her, and left him injured.
John C. Moss III
Moss, 50, was a civilian employee in the Army recruiting office where he served as chief of public affairs. He served in Vietnam as a Marine. He had been a civilian employee for the Army the past 16 years after a brief stint as a high school English teacher.
Nix, 47, of Edmond, Okla., was a financial adviser for HUD. She also was a member of MetroChurch and collected antiques.
Jerry Lee Parker
Parker, 45, was a Sunday school teacher and trustee board member at Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church when he was not working as a civil engineer at the Federal Highway Administration. His wife is Sharon Parker, and they had one son and two daughters.
Jill Diane Randolph
Randolph, 27, was an accountant at the credit union since December of 1993. She was very active in her church, where she was active in the Singles Twenties Group and the Bible Study Fellowship.
Reeder, 33, died in the explosion with her mother, Carolyn A. Kreymborg, who also worked in the building. An administrative assistant with the Federal Highway Administration, she was married to a Marine, Patrick Reeder, and was working to put him through college.
Terry S. Rees
Rees, 41, was supervisor of public housing for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was married to Bob Chumard.
Mary L. Rentie
Rentie, 39, had worked for HUD for about six years when the blast hit. The Bethany, OK, resident and her husband, Ben, have two daughters, Melissa and Melody.
Antonio "Tony" Reyes
Reyes, 55, of Edmond was an equal opportunity specialist for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. His son, Michael Reyes, 30, a HUD asset manager on the seventh floor, survived a four-story fall. Along with his son, Reyes was survived by his wife, Dora, and a daughter, Delia Marie Northup.
Kathryn Elizabeth Ridley
Ridley, 24, had gone to the Job Corps recruiting office near the Alfred P. Murrah Building on the day of the explosion. She was serving an internship as an assistant with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board when the blast hit. She was survived by an 11-year-old son.
Ritter, 48, had was a collection officer for the Federal Employees Credit Union since February 1987. She had only worked five full days as a receptionist before the explosion. Ritter was was married and had a son, Shane Michael Rosas.
Sonja Lynn Sanders
Sanders, 27, worked at the Federal Employees Credit Union, where she worked for six years and had recently received a promotion. She and her husband, Mike, lived in Moore with their daughters, Brooklynn Nicole, 3, and Savanna Marie, 22 months.
Lanny L. Scroggins
Scroggins, 46, of Oklahoma City, had been a federal employee for 23 years at the time of the blast. A decorated Vietnam veteran, Scroggins served in the First Air Cavalry, and received the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism. He had two sons.
Kathy Lynn Seidl
Seidl, 39, lived in Midwest City, where she had graduated from high school. She worked as an investigative assistant for the Secret Service. She and her husband, Glenn, have a son, Clinton Glenn.
Leora Lee Sells
Sells, 58, a legal secretary for the Housing and Urban Development office, had sung in the choir at Our Savior Lutheran Church for more than 30 years. She also was a Sunday school teacher and at one time had been a youth counselor for her church. "She was central to the congregation," said the Rev. Peter Tremain, pastor. She was survived by her husband, Roy.
Shepherd, 27, worked in the credit union. A graduate of Moore High School and the Draughon School of Business, she had two daughters, Brittany Miller, 10, and Gabby, 4. Shepherd and her husband, Jay Shepherd, lived in Moore and enjoyed attending the girls' T-ball games.
Chase Dalton and Colton Wade Smith
Colton Wade Smith and Chase Dalton Smith were together all the time, said their mother, Edye Smith. The Oklahoma City boys died together in the bombing, shortly after Edye dropped them off at the America's Kids day-care center at the federal building. The boys were the only children of Edye Smith.
Master Sgt. Victoria Lee Sohn
"Placing all others' needs above her own, she unselfishly gave her care and concern to all whose lives she touched," read the obituary for the 36-year-old. Sohn was survived by her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Gregory P. Sohn, and five children: Gregory Jr., Jessica, Stephen, Victoria Marie and John Michael.
John T. Stewart
Stewart, 51, of Midwest City enjoyed breeding and racing horses, as well as woodworking. He was employed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and worked 27 years for the government. He was in the National Guard. He and his wife, Jean, had three children.
Dolores M. Stratton
Stratton, 51, of Moore was a military personnel clerk for the Army recruiting office. Her husband is retired Air Force Master Sgt. Charles "Chuck" H. Stratton. They have a daughter, Michelle Sawyer; a son, Jay Sawyer; and two stepdaughters, Kim Fairclough and Kelly Stratton.
Emilio Rangel Tapia
Tapia, 50, of Oklahoma City, was a customer at the Social Security office. Tapia attended the Tabernacle of Faith Church. Tapia was buried in San Felipe Cemetery in San Felipe, Guanajuato, Mexico. He had two sons.
Victoria J. Texter
Texter, 37, had recently been interviewed by a national credit union magazine for an innovative program she was running. The backup computer operator at the Federal Employees Credit Union and Chicago native had lived in Oklahoma City since 1981. She and her husband, Jim, have a son, James Texter III.
Charlotte Andrea Lewis Thomas
Thomas, 43, had worked for the federal government for 17 years. For the last three, he produced the Black Awareness program for the Social Security office. A graduate of Douglass High School and Oklahoma State University, Thomas was married with two sons and one daughter.
Michael George Thompson
Michael George Thompson, 47, was an accomplished painter and musician who loved animals and enjoyed building things. The Vietnam veteran was an employee of the Social Security Administration. He had been honored by the Social Security headquarters in Baltimore for his help in improving the agency's service delivery to clients in need. He was married with three sons and one daughter.
Her children say their mother raised them alone and taught them discipline, independence and self-sufficiency, instilling a work ethic in them early. Thompson, 56, of El Reno, had been employed by the Federal Employees Credit Union. She was the mother of two sons and a daughter - Ken, Phil and Shelly.
Kayla Titsworth, 3, was at the Murrah Building with her family in the Army's recruiting office when the bomb exploded. Sgt. William Titsworth was at the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion to report for his new assignment after transferring from Fort Riley, Kan. Titsworth, his wife - Gloria Titsworth, who is Kayla's mother - and Kayla were in the office's processing unit, probably filling out paperwork. William and Gloria Titsworth survived.
Rick T. Tomlin
Tomlin, 46, was talking on the telephone with his wife the morning of April 19 when the line went dead. Known by friends as a huge fan of the Beatles, Tomlin was also interested in politics. He and his wife, Tina, have two sons, Richard, 24, and Jeremy, 21.
LaRue and Luther Treanor
LaRue, 56, loved to sing in the Seward Road Baptist Church choir. LaRue and Luther, 61, and their granddaughter Ashley Eckles, 4, went to the federal building for Luther's appointment to check on his Social Security retirement. The Treanors have four children, Mike, Mark and Brad Treanor, and Debbie Price.
Larry L. Turner
A special agent with the Department of Defense Investigative Services, Turner played clarinet in the St. John Baptist Church orchestra. Turner, 43, also was devoted to his church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and in the transportation ministry. Turner and his wife, Dianne, had been married for 22 years, had two sons and a grandchild that friends called "the apple of his eye."
Valdez, 51, worked in the Indian Affairs division of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A 1991 Edmond City Council candidate, he was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Edmond Central Rotary Club, Leadership Edmond, the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce and the Oklahoma Bar Association. He and his wife, Virginia, have a daughter, Marisa
John K. VanEss
VanEss, 67, would have retired from his longtime job at the Department of Housing and Urban Development at year's end. He was known as a particularly loving family man. He is survived by his wife, four children and four grandchildren
Johnny Allen Wade
Wade, 42, an engineer for the Federal Highway Administration, had gone to work for the government after getting a bachelor's degree in engineering from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, in 1975. He and his family came from Little Rock, Ark., in December 1991. He was survived by his wife, Joannie, and children Jerrel and Carla.
David Jack Walker
Walker, 54, was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Nicoma Park and was actively serving on the building committee. He worked at the office Housing and Urban Development. In addition to his wife, Janet, and three daughters, he had a stepson and two grandsons.
Robert Walker Jr.
Walker, 52, was a claims representative with the Social Security Administration, and his caring nature made a lasting impression on those he served, she said. He and his wife, Judith, had been married for almost nine years, and both worked for the Social Security Administration. An Eagle Scout and 46-year member of the organization, Walker also pursued an avid interest in computers.
Wanda Watkins, 49, was a civilian who worked for the Army as a clerk in the recruiting office. Watkins loved to dance, was known as a big Elvis fan and collected records and liquor bottles, although she didn't drink. She also will be remembered for her good sense of humor , friends said.
Michael Don Weaver
Michael Don Weaver, 45, worked for five as general counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Weaver, 45, was in his office when the bomb destroyed the building. He had a wife, Donna, and two sons.
Julie Marie Welch
Julie Marie Welch, 23, of Oklahoma City had been working as a Spanish interpreter for the Social Security Administration. Her goal was to be a Spanish teacher to help improve global understanding. Welch was planning to marry an Air Force lieutenant when she was killed.
Robert Westberry, 57, was only two years away from retiring as the special agent in charge at the Department of Defense and Investigative Services. He loved to work on his computer and was dedicated to his family. He was married with three children and seven grandchildren.
Alan G. Whicher
Whicher, 40, left the White House for the supposedly quieter confines of Oklahoma, where he was assistant special agent in charge of the Secret Service's field office. Minutes before the explosion, the 40-year-old Edmond resident had called his wife of 20 years. Their children include Meredith, 17; Melinda, 16; and Ryan, 12.
Jo Ann Whittenberg
Jo Ann Whittenberg, 35, was a program assistant at Housing and Urban Development. Born Feb. 6, 1960, in Oklahoma City, Whittenberg also has a twin sister. Co-workers said she had never been late to work.
Frances Williams, 48, had worked as a secretary with Housing and Urban Development for eight years. She was an active member at her church, Crossroads Cathedral. Williams was survived by a brother, two children and three grandchildren. Her mother is Mozelle Bibb.
Scott Williams, 24, of Tuttle, would have been a new father in about two months. His wife, Nikki Williams, later gave birth to a girl they already had decided to name Kylie. Williams, a salesman for William E. Davis and Sons Food Inc., was making a delivery to the child-care center at the federal building.
William Stephen Williams
Williams, 42, was an operations supervisor for the Social Security Administration. His wife's name is Barbara, and the couple had three daughters.
Clarence Eugene Wilson
Clarence Eugene Wilson was chief legal counsel for Housing and Urban Development, and had served as a councilman for the city of Forest Park. Wilson, 53, was the first black to earn a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma before studying law at OU. Wilson and his wife, Gloria Cole Wilson, had a son, Clarence Wilson Jr.
Sharon Louise Wood-Chesnut
Wood-Chesnut, 47, worked in the Social Security office. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, where she served in several capacities. She had a daughter, Nikki Chesnut, and two stepchildren, Lonny Chesnut of Lafayette, La., and Laurie O'Field of Houston, Texas.
Ronota Ann Woodbridge
Woodbridge, 31, of Edmond, was a pavement materials engineer with the Federal Highway Administration. She and her husband, Gary, had been married eight years and were members of Edmond Church of Christ. Woodbridge was a graduate of Abilene Christian University.
Worton, 28, was a teller at the credit union time of the bombing. Worton, who was single and lived in Oklahoma City, was buried in Midland, Texas, where her parents reside.
John Albert "Buddy" Youngblood
Youngblood, 52, was the 168th and last person to die as a result of the bombing, of lung complications caused by smoke inhalation. He was a special agent in the Federal Highway Administration. He was survived by his wife, five children and one grandson.