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In Memory of Mike Athey
At our 10 year reunion

Episcopal chaplain dies in Enid
Services set for 11 a.m. Friday in Oklahoma City

Funeral services for the Rev. Michael Athey are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City. Father Athey, who was chaplain to St. Anselm Canterbury Association at the University of Oklahoma, died over the weekend in Enid.

"We, who loved Michael and respected his gifts as a minister and leader in the community, mourn our loss at his death," the Rev. Dwight Helt, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Norman, said.

"We are committed to making certain that the community of St. Anselm Canterbury continues to grow in love and service as would please Michael and give honor to Christ. Our confidence is in God's Kingdom where we all will be one, and our faith is our comfort.

"We appreciate the continued prayers of our friends and supporters for Michael's family and for the campus ministry at the University of Oklahoma."

In an August 2001 issue of the Episcopal News Service, Athey was quoted as saying he'd "thought about the priesthood since I was a child."

Prior to entering the seminary, he was a banker.

Athey was known for many gifts of time and resources including a $1 million endowment to his seminary, Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, in 2001.

The gift established the Zacchaeus Endowment and remains one of the largest given in the seminary's 50-plus years of establishment.

2004 The Norman Transcript.
A subsidiary of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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