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Lee Sherman Ragains

March 14, 1932 - February 19, 2019

U.S. Veteran
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Lee Sherman Ragains, son of Elmer C Ragains and Gladys Case Ragains was Born March 14, 1932, In North Platte, Nebraska. Lee lived on his Lone Wolf Ranch in Sallisaw the past 10 years. On February 19, 2019, his Lord and Savior moved him from the Vian Nursing Home into his Home in Heaven. A Rancher his entire life, Lee expressed two wishes in recent years #1, that he would be able to continue to actively Ranch “until I either dropped dead or run out of money” and #2, that “when I reach out to take the hand of Jesus I don’t want anyone or anything to get in my way”. He got his way on both accounts.
Lee was a Real Cowboy in the truest sense. In his early years Lee competed in rodeos as a bareback rider. After his Service in the Army in Germany he went to Colorado State University on the GI Bill Graduating in 1963 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. While attending CSU Lee was on the Rodeo Team. Lee was an Accomplished Veterinarian, life time Rancher and for the past 40 Years raised Registered Longhorn Cattle not because they were the most profitable breed but because they typify tough determined resiliency much like Lee did over his long life. His wife was always at his side helping him continue to pursue his passion for Ranching. The two of them ran a herd of well over 200 head of Registered Texas Longhorn cattle without having any regular hired help right up to February 9, 2019 when they were helping a young bull that was down struggling with a horn stuck deep in the mud. His wife had to help him walk back to the tractor and later Lee ended up in the ER.
Lee is survived by his Wife Linda, Daughter, Susan Muller & husband Bill, Grand children Amanda & Matthew, Son, Mike Ragains & wife Nancy, Grand Children Michaela, Brianna & Nick, Daughter Lesa Ragains Oyler & husband Ted & Granddaughter Annie, Step Son Joey Larrabee & wife Patty, Granddaughters Amy & Amanda and Many Great-Grandchildren.
Lee Chose not to have a Funeral Service but it is the hope of his wife and family that we would reflect on his life and think about the important things that really matter; our relationship with our God, dedication to our families through good and bad times and living with a focus on how we can help to Point the Way to our Lord and Savior to anyone who doesn’t know Him. Lee wanted his ashes to be scattered in the pasture on Lone Wolf Ranch. The world would be a better place if filled with hard working, dedicated, honest, people like Dr.Lee Ragains.
A Rancher, a Veterinarian, a Mason, a Shriner, Army Veteran, Rodeo Competitor but Most Importantly he was a Christian and Loved the Lord.
To learn more about Lee visit their website www.lonewolfranch.net and Please don’t miss the “Free Gift” tab.
Cremation is under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service in Sallisaw, OK.