Class of 1928
Football, Track, President of the Junior class.
“He thinks before he speaks
and acts just like he ought.”
Orie August Nida
July 31, 1907 – May 23, 1998
Orie A. Nida, 90, long-time Perry resident, died at 7:50 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church. Rev. Cortez Cranfill, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Hill cemetery under direction of Brown Funeral Home.
Nida was the son of E. V. and Anna Nida and was born west of Orlando on July 31, 1907. He was a 1928 graduate of Perry High School where was president of his senior class. Nida also received an American Legion award as Best All Around Student. He attended Hills Business College.
He and Eva Foster were married at Perry on May 13, 1930.
Nida was a sales representative for Okeene Milling Company and General Mills for 40 years. He also had served as assistant manager of M&P Grocery and manager of the Progressive Apartments.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
His wife, five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Survivors include one son, Dr. Jerry Nida, Edmond; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one brother, John Nida, Perry; and four sisters, Katherine Klinglesmith, Laura Kennedy and Eda Mae McCoy, all of Perry, and Lucille Updike, Jenks.