Edward M. Obele, 1913-2001
Obele Oil Corporation
was an independent crude oil and natural gas Operator and explorer
("wildcatter") continuously for close to 50 years. His crude oil
and natural gas experience with Obele Oil Corporation included exploration,
discovery and production of crude oil and natural gas wells in 11 western
states. He taught daughter Paralee everything there is to know about running
an oil company.
started our oil company in Denver, Colorado. The family moved to Phoenix,
Arizona in 1965 where Ed and Carol continued to run the company for
thirty-five years. In 1992 the family and Obele Oil Corporation relocated to
and Ed had six precious years of working together at Obele Oil headquarters
in Sedona, Arizona.
born in Pierre, South Dakota, on December 26, 1913. He grew up on his
fathers cattle and horse ranch in central South Dakota. Ed and his family
lived in Phoenix for 36 years and moved to Sedona seven years ago.
2000, Ed discovered a wonderful crude oil and natural gas field in Oklahoma
one of his lifelong dreams.
M. Obele, 87 years young, passed on peacefully in his sleep at his home in
Sedona, Arizona, on May 26, 2001, surrounded by his family.