Barbara Loraine Petree
April 22, 1931 – December 29, 2020
Barbara Loraine Petree was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Neal and Oleighla Taylor on April 22, 1931. Barbara graduated with a Bachelor’s in Teaching from OBU and went on to use her degree as a first grade school teacher.
Barbara married Harry Gipson Petree and they soon began to start a family. She was a member of ADK Teachers, and loved teaching and “lifting up” children.
In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting, gardening, playing dominoes, musical and dancing programs, and attending the sporting events of her grandchildren. Her gardening skills came into play every spring season when she planted Geraniums.
She had 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and another on the way! She taught first grade for 31 years positively influencing hundreds of lives. She taught each to read and prepared them for their journey in life. She and her husband Harry, were still “Gammy and Gampy” to children for over 20 years after her teaching career. These many children who’ve grown up over the years have been integral to Barbra’s life, even now. She was an angel on earth for all of us.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Neal William Taylor and Oleighla America (Osborne) Taylor, husband, Harry Petree, daughter, Martha Trammel, brother, Neal Taylor, sister, Jane Meschberger and husband, Aaron Meschberger, and brother-in-law, Kelly O’Conner.
Barbara is survived by her children, Deborah Jane Goad, Greg and wife, Paula Petree of Shawnee, OK, Norma and husband, Everett Crosley of Oklahoma City, OK., Harriet Holland and wife, Sharon Truxillo of Denham Springs, LA, sister Joyce O’Conner of Tucson, AR, son-in-law, Kim Trammel of New Castle, OK, sister-in-law, Penny Taylor of Oklahoma City, OK. Barbara also leaves several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, to honor her life.
Funeral Services for Barbara will be Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Please visit www.PCBC.tv and “watch live” to join the live steam of the service.
Barbara Loraine Petree
January 2, 2021
My heart thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mrs. Petree. So sorry for your loss she was a great and by far the best teacher anyone could have ever had or wanted! She was my first grade teacher in Shawnee she was the best! I am 55yrs old but can still remember her way back then!!
Leigh Ann Azlin
January 1, 2021
My mom taught with Barbara at Sequoyah, and absolutely loved her. I had the honor and privilege of serving in ADK with her. I have many fond memories of our activities and trips. I also loved hearing about all the great adventures she and Gampy had with their daycare kids. Barbara was definitely all about kids, and there are legends whose lives were enriched by her presence. She will be so greatly missed. I am sending prayers for her family as they weather this great loss.