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Loren Darrel Riffel

Loren Darrel Riffel was American entrepreneur. Recipient Best Restaurant award, Woodward, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. President Junior Woodward Chamber of Commerce, Woodward, Oklahoma, 1971; board member Woodward Chamber of Commerce, 1975—2005, Kids Inc., Woodward, 1974—1978, president, 1978—1979; Member of Lions Club (president 1978-1979).

Background

  • Riffel, Loren Darrel was born on March 3, 1936 in Shattuck, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Charles F. and Fern L. Riffel.

  • Career

    • General manager Best Western Inn, Woodward, Oklahoma, 1965—1984, district manager, 1984—1987. Motel owner Motel Group, Inc., Oklahoma City, 1987—1991. Restaurant owner J.B. & Twin Oak Inc., Woodward, 1991—2005.

      Private first class United States Army, 1958-1960, Germany.

    Works

    • Author: Country Schools, 2002, In the Shadows of the Law & Beyond, 2004.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    President Junior Woodward Chamber of Commerce, Woodward, Oklahoma, 1971. Board member Woodward Chamber of Commerce, 1975—2005, Kids Inc., Woodward, 1974—1978, president, 1978—1979. Member of Lions Club (president 1978-1979).

    Personality

    Interests

    History writing.

    Connections

    • Married Betty Lou Hawthorne, 1963.
    • father: Charles F.
    • mother: Fern L. Riffel
    • spouse: Betty Lou Hawthorne
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    • 1965 - 1984
      General manager, Best Western Inn
      Woodward, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1987 - 1991
      motel owner Motel Group
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1991 - 2005
      restaurant owner J.B. & Twin Oak Incorporated
      Woodward, Oklahoma, United States