Gary Eugene Cruzen passed away July 11, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Gary was the eldest son of Gene and Vesta Cruzen.
Gary was born in Hominy Okla on November 8, 1948. He was raised in Cleveland where he attended Cleveland Public Schools, graduating in 1967. Gary was a member of the Church of Christ during his life in Cleveland. While in high school Gary was Student Council President and a member of the High School Band.
Gary attended Central State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history and secondary education. Gary served in the US Army Reserves. He then earned a Masters Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Secondary Administration. After obtaining his education Gary joined the Oklahoma City Public Schools as a teacher, coach, Athletic Director and Assistant Principal. Gary retired from a career well served in 2009.
Gary is survived by his wife Dorothy of Oklahoma City, son Rob Cruzen of Norman, daughter Katie (Jake) Armstrong of Colorado, father Gene Cruzen of Cleveland, brother Larry (Beth) Cruzen of Tulsa, step sons Matt (Sherry) and Jon (Lizzy) Montgomery and grandchildren Ava, Alexander, Emerie, Maeve, Griffin, Mason, Kaeson, and Bohdi. Gary was preceded in death by his mother Vesta Cruzen.