Annetta J. McGee
November 8, 1934 – May 22, 2020
Annetta Jeanne Dahl McGee went to be with our Lord on May 22, 2020. Born November 8, 1934 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma she was known as ‘Sweetie’ because she always had candy in her pocket… and she ate it too. She lived a life of beauty, grace and service to our Father with a smile and laugh that touched everyone around her.
After marrying Clifton McGee on ‘Bride and Groom’ in 1953, she went on to graduate Oklahoma State University with a degree in food and nutrition. She then worked as a dietician in Little Rock, Arkansas and at Ben Taub and VA Hospitals in Houston. Under the tutelage of Gunyon Harrison MD among other doctors she served, she cared for our veterans and children with cystic fibrosis which ultimately prepared her to care for her own son who would have cystic fibrosis. Annetta taught at Freed-Hardeman University while Clifton managed the campus cafeteria and then settled in Houston. She always opened her home and her heart which shined through in her beautiful children, Cathy and Cliff, and her granddaughter, Susanna. She took every opportunity to read and share the Word.
Annetta is preceded in death by her husband, Clifton McGee, children Cathy McGee Neben and Cliff McGee, sister Delores Leslie and brother John Dahl. She is survived by her granddaughter Susanna Neben and husband Ted Neben, son-in-law Mike Neben, daughter-in-law Molly McGee, and sister Birdella Hurst as well as many nieces and nephews that loved her and will miss her amazing grace.
As a giving person, Annetta had many charities that were dear to her, especially Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Arms of Hope. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you give to one of these or to the charity on your choice.
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Annetta J. McGee
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Our thoughts & prayers are with the McGee Family.
When I was little, my family had the pleasure of being neighbors across the street from the McGees. I remember the kindness that Mrs McGee & her family showed us through the years. They were wonderful neighbors who always looked out for us.
Mrs. McGee was so sweet and thoughtful!! Always giving a kind word. She had a beautiful smile!! Our family will miss her deeply!
Josephine, Marilyn, & Rose Lazaro
June 1, 2020
Aunt Jeanne was a very special aunt I loved and adored. I spent a lot of time with her as a child as she and Uncle Clifton did not have children yet. I would visit them at OSU for the weekend. We would cook, paint and go to the duck pond. Uncle Clifton would take me swimming. I decided I would become a dietitian just like Aunt Jeanne. I visited her in Arkansas and again in Tennessee as well her final home in Texas. I lived with Aunt Jeanne and family while completing my dietetic internship at the VA Hospital on Holcombe. This is the same facility Aunt Jeanne interned at. She loved to cook. I wanted to learn to make biscuits because hers were so flaky just like my mothers. We spent a Saturday afternoon making biscuits. 6 recipes later after a lot of hard biscuit rocks I got it ! Flaky tender scrumptious biscuits. Funniest story ever : Aunt Jeanne often prepared dinner early so that we would eat when Uncle Clifton came home or after he had a short nap when he got home because he was at work so early. One day I walked in about 4pm and the table was set and all the food was on the table. Roast chicken, a bowl of mashed potatoes, green beans , a tossed salad and biscuits. Drinks were even poured. I was shocked and quickly went to my room and changed clothes and came back to the table. Aunt Jeanne said we’d eat when Uncle Clifton got home. I retreated to my room to do some homework. After about an hour I went back to the table because no one had called me to eat . Uncle Clifton was still not home but Aunt Jeanne was at the table drinking coffee. She had eaten all of the chicken, most of the potatoes and green beans by herself. Unbelievable !! Dinner for 5 consumed by 1! She said “I was hungry. Don’t worry . I’ll just make some stew.” She popped up and put together beef, potatoes, onions, carrots ,tomatoes, seasonings and broth and put it in the pressure cooker. Viola ! Dinner in 15 minutes. I love you Aunt Jeanne !
May 31, 2020
Mrs. McGee was a positive influence on my life from an early age. I spent many, many hours in her home hanging out with her son, Cliff, and our gang of friends. She was always there taking care of everyone and never letting anyone go hungry. I have fond memories of chatting with Mrs. McGee about life, friends, and school. She was so thoughtful, warm, and loving. It always felt like home at the McGee's house.