Olen Burl Bloomer

“Moore resident Olen Bloomer enjoyed fishing and just watching the birds on his small plot of land at Lake Eufaula. He also loved to play with his grandchildren. Bloomer, 61, was a budget assistant for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was admired by his staff for his ability to stay cool under pressure and cut through bureaucratic red tape when emergencies arose. He was an “average man” who enjoyed telling jokes and laughing, said daughter Maureen Bloomer. “He was the ideal of what everyone wants in a dad.” His wife, Norma Jean Bloomer, died in 1990. His grandchildren called him “Big Dad.”