February 23, 1942 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 79)


Louise E.  Raper, 79, of Troy died on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at her home in Troy of natural causes.  She was born on February 23, 1942 at Kerrville, Texas to Bill and LaNell Orcutt.  She attended high school at Central High in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She had an Associate’s Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Drafting from Tulsa Tech.

Louise married L. B. (Buddy) Harp.  She married Gene L. Raper, the love of her life, on July 15, 1973 in Miami, Oklahoma. She worked for the US Government, and designed switch boxes for the Alaska Pipeline and the electric systems for US Navy nuclear submarines. She was preceded in death by her parents William and LaNell Orcutt and a daughter Bobbi Dougherty.

Survivors include her husband Gene Raper, Troy; sons Kevin Harp, Key West, FL; Dell Ford, Auburn, GA; grandchildren Jeremy Harp, Justin Hill, Kristen Hill, Laura Hill, Tina Fisher, Lacie Barrow, Tim Womack, Scott Womack, Samantha Dougherty, and Kayland Dougherty; siblings William Orcutt, and Kathleen Harper.

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