Class of 1932
Perry Irving Keyser
August 29, 1914 – November 30, 1981
Perry Irving Keyser, 67, Enid, retired teacher of music and brother of a Perry woman, died Monday evening at an Oklahoma City hospital.
Funeral will be at 10 a .m. Thursday at Wesley Memorial chapel of the First United Methodist church of Enid. Officiating will be Rev. John W. Dowdy, Dr. Irving L. Smith and Rev. Orville Parham.
Keyser was born at Perry, Aug. 29, 1914, to George and Lottie (Acers) Keyser. He was a graduate of Perry high school and Central State university. Keyser received his masters degree from West Texas State university at Canyon and was a music instructor for 36 years.
He was band director at Hennessey, Tipton, Altus, Medford, Meeker, Craig and Ringwood, Okla., and Memphis, Texas schools. He was married to Marguerite Dowdy, Aug. 30, 1940, at Okeene. The couple moved to Enid in 1968.
Keyser was a member of the First United Methodist church of Enid and the National Teachers association. He served with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.
In addition to Mrs. Keyser, survivors are two sons, Perry Jr., Dodge City, Kan. and Michael D., Houston, Texas; a sister, Mrs. John (Helen) Morrison, north of Perry; and three grandchildren.