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Home invasion, killing ended a 65-year romance for Tulsa couple
Tulsa World ^ | March 20, 2012

Posted on 03/27/2012 9:16:48 PM PDT by Arthurio

Home invasion, killing ended a 65-year romance for Tulsa couple

BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3/20/2012 8:37:39 AM

They met on a blind date on Thanksgiving 1946, and within a month, Bob and Nancy Strait were married.

For 65 years, the couple lived a happy life in Tulsa, raising their children and sharing their kindness with their family and everyone they met.

"In the evenings, that's what we did: sit on the porch and pick guitar and sing," said Lanora, one of their daughters.

Last week, that long marriage and happy family were torn apart by an apparent home invasion that left both Bob, 90, and Nancy Strait, 85, severely beaten. Nancy Strait died from her injuries. Bob Strait survived with a broken jaw and ribs and severe bleeding. Lanora said he could be released from the hospital sometime this week.

Police arrested Tyrone Dale David Woodfork, 20, last week in connection with the assault and killing, as well as on two robbery complaints. Formal charges are still pending but could come later this week.

The attack left Lanora, her sister, Andra, and their family shaken and scared, so much so that they asked that their last names not be published.

But now they want their father to be honored and their mother to be remembered for the loving and caring parents they were.

Bob and Nancy Strait grew up poor in rural Oklahoma and learned to make the most of whatever they had and still help others who needed it. Nancy Strait grew up in a log cabin in eastern Oklahoma.

"When it would snow outside, it would snow inside too," Lanora said.

Bob Strait was in the 101st Airborne Division in World War II, an experience that shaped him and his character but one he didn't often talk about.

That was his general demeanor, though, Lanora said.

"Dad never talked, and Mama never quit talking," she said.

The couple had six children who gave them 18 grandkids and about 50 great- and great-great grandkids, Andra said. A great-great-great grandchild was recently born, she said.

Nancy Strait's Depression-era upbringing shaped much of her life. Despite being nearly blind, she loved to quilt and bake.

"Whatever she did, it came from the heart," Andra said.

Bob Strait spent time woodworking, making cabinets and toys. He also was handy at mechanics.

Before he retired, he worked with the oil derrick supply company Lee C. Moore in Tulsa. He was on the crew that built the derrick that Tulsa's iconic Golden Driller now rests on.

"He was proud of that," Lanora said. "Every time we would drive by it, he would tell us about it."

They were both generous and respectful people who would go out of their way to help anyone who needed it, their daughters said.

"We just assumed the world grew up like this," Andra said about the values their parents taught her and her siblings.

They had been strong people. Both had been sick with food poisoning the week before the attack and were frail, but Bob and Nancy Strait had made it through hard times.

Andra said her father had been suffering from kidney problems but had outlived the doctor's prognosis.

"He was living because Mother was alive," Andra said.

Now that she has died, they worry about their father - not only his physical recovery but how his wife's death will affect him.

"There is no one else who has been through what he's been through who is still alive," Lanora said. "We pray he doesn't remember."

According to police reports, a witness spotted the Straits' stolen car on Thursday afternoon and alerted the police. Officers stopped the car and took several people into custody. All but Woodfork were released.

"We can't say thank you enough to that gentleman" who spotted the vehicle, Lanora said.

Woodfork is being held without bail in the Tulsa Jail.

Police believe that others were involved in the robbery and assaults, and investigators are following several leads, Officer Jason Willingham said. It does not appear that the attackers knew the Straits, he said.

A memorial service for Nancy Strait is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel of Broken Arrow.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: sonofobama


1 posted on 03/27/2012 9:16:52 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

There are no right words...


2 posted on 03/27/2012 9:19:31 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Arthurio

Obama’s Son?


3 posted on 03/27/2012 9:20:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Arthurio
Has anyone heard what Tyrone Dale David Woodfork did?

Has anyone heard what Timothy Johnson did?

Has anyone heard what happened to Allen Goin?

Has anyone heard what happened to Hoang Nguyen?

Has anyone heard what Treven Lewis did?

Has anyone heard what Shawn Tyson did?

Has anyone heard what happened to John Sanderson?

Has anyone heard what happened to Bobby Maurice Tillman?


4 posted on 03/27/2012 9:20:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Arthurio

Crickets are heard throughout the media..not even Fox News has reported this story. Guess its OK to kill elderly people, as long as the killer is black. Waiting for members of Congress to hold a moment of silence for this senseless loss


5 posted on 03/27/2012 9:23:06 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dfwgator

Would this have had happened if a George Zimmerman had been on neighborhood watch in this community?


6 posted on 03/27/2012 9:26:36 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Baynative

Disgusting. That young man or maybe he is a child should be executed by firing squad


7 posted on 03/27/2012 9:29:51 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Baynative
So sad!

The MSM is very silent about blacks killing whites.

8 posted on 03/27/2012 9:30:42 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: funfan

Agree with you generally, but this is not a young man—he is a young coward. There is nothing manly about this type of scum.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 9:34:14 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: funfan

Shooting BBs. 10,000 BBs.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 9:34:59 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Baynative

When did Obama call the relatives?

Has he called his “son” yet.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 9:37:44 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Baynative
Clearly another picture of Obama's son. A reporter needs to "acts" him about this son's activities.
12 posted on 03/27/2012 9:39:38 PM PDT by NewEnglander
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To: SgtHooper
I bet he is crying in jail right now but I suspect before too long he will be enjoying the affections of some burly men and will not have to force himself or brutalize any other elderly woman. This just makes me sick and honestly I can not say for sure because I have not looked at any statistics but I feel like there have been more crimes committed by minorities since Obama has been in office.
13 posted on 03/27/2012 9:40:46 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Arthurio

the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton created that monster!


14 posted on 03/27/2012 9:42:04 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: dfwgator

That fugly SOB looks more like Obama daughter #3. Pure evil incarnate. I pray for swift justice.


15 posted on 03/27/2012 9:42:28 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Baynative

Tyrone + trial + rope = justice.


16 posted on 03/27/2012 9:42:54 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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Another citizen who “looks like” our racist president.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 9:45:10 PM PDT by Godwin1
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Another citizen who “looks like” our racist president.


18 posted on 03/27/2012 9:45:33 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Arthurio

Home Invasions are becoming very popular among thieves. And closer to home for us. We just had one a mile away from us, in a very nice neighborhood. The reason for the sudden rash, is while you are away you have the alarm turned on, and at best they have 10 or 15 minutes to grab what they want. They break in while you are home and the alarm is turned off. All they have to do is incapacitate you and they have all the time in the world.


19 posted on 03/27/2012 9:53:43 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (You can take an idiot out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of an idiot!)
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To: funfan

With the way his hair is shocked out, it looks like someone has already had his way with the kid.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 9:54:28 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Arthurio

Son of Obama.


21 posted on 03/27/2012 10:03:45 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Arthurio

Another black horrendous crime against whites. What a tragedy. May this rotten SOB black punk kid roast in hell for ever..... including the RAT bastard commie pig in chief, 0dumb0, who is enabling these types of horrendous crimes with his overblown racist rhetoric. The time for Am Rev II or CW II is long past overdue and it is time to take our country back from socialists, unions & nanny staters.


22 posted on 03/27/2012 10:13:34 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Baynative

There are but there the kind of words that would get me thrown off here.


23 posted on 03/27/2012 10:27:57 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Arthurio

He is also a bronze star recepient.Hell of a way to say thank you.


24 posted on 03/27/2012 11:11:59 PM PDT by bettymoo
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To: Arthurio

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Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals? (the autopsy states she was raped.
Don’t think these animals didn’t all participate)
And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?

There’s a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.

WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??

90 year old husband’s jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?

85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??

Where is the 24/7 MSM coverage?

Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?

Where is the outrage?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117695/Brutal-home-invasion-Oklahoma-couple-ends-65-year-romance-meeting-blind-date.html

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25 posted on 03/27/2012 11:13:01 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Arthurio
Prayers for him and his family. If they are Christians they will all be together soon. May they find comfort in that knowledge.

The hard think is to pray for the perp. He looks like he is filled with demons. He is likely the product of the black “liberation” entitlement culture. He needs deliverance and forgiveness.

26 posted on 03/27/2012 11:44:19 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Copy the links and add them to every comment page you can find on the MSM web pages...


27 posted on 03/28/2012 1:00:54 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Bellflower

He needs a limb and a rope.


28 posted on 03/28/2012 2:05:28 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Yehuda

They will just block you.


29 posted on 03/28/2012 5:57:33 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: funfan

Agree wholeheartedly. Odumbo and his cronies are emboldening this sector of “inhumanity”.


30 posted on 03/28/2012 6:43:38 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: NavyCanDo
All they have to do is incapacitate you and they have all the time in the world.

Incapacitate this.


31 posted on 03/28/2012 6:49:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Arthurio

I remember 40 years ago in Tulsa when one of Holder’s People attacked and raped an 80 year old Catholic Nun, then he tried to burn her to death.

I believe Tulsa had rest from such things after 1921, for a few years.


32 posted on 03/28/2012 7:10:10 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: USAF80

They aren’t blocking them all.

I am seeing a lot of comments showing those links or similar links on the NY Times and WAPO and LA Times.

As you note, we also see a lot of “comment removed” but some are getting through.


33 posted on 03/28/2012 2:32:10 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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