Barbara Rose Graham
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Barbara Rose Graham
She was born March 23, 1943 and was raised by her parents Ivan and Nora Rood, with her sister Margie. They lived in Canby, Minn.
Barbara was married to Stan Larson on Aug. 17, 1963. They had three daughters, Stephanie, Stacie and Sheryl and were married for 23 years. After a couple of transfers with Wilson Foods they settled in Edmond in January of 1973, where she lived for 46 beautiful years.
Barb stayed at home with their three daughters until the youngest went to school. They attended the Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. In 1975 she went to work for Edmond Discount Foods. She was the head cashier in the office. She helped to run the store and the cashiers like a "well-oiled machine". Everyone loved her and considered her their second mother...even the stockers. She always had a TAB in her hand and an open invitation for everyone to come swimming anytime at their home! In September of 1984, she went to work for American Bank & Trust, presently known as Kirkpatrick Bank, where she was a commercial teller until she retired at the end of March 2009. She worked there for 25 years, with a brief hiatus to help and travel with her husband, Dallas Graham, in his consulting business.
Barb and Dallas loved going to their lake home in Eufala, Okla. She would spend hours fishing for crappie and absolutely adored having her children and grand-children there to play on the beaches...and of course teaching them to fish!! When she retired, she spent many hours in her yard riding around on her riding lawn mower and keeping up her beautiful swimming pool. She also found so much joy in taking care of her flowers, nurturing them all spring, summer and fall. Mom truly enjoyed sitting in her open garage, which she lovingly referred to as her "Parlor"! She would watch for folks driving or walking by and always give out a big wave and hollering "Hello" as they went by. Barbara loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all her heart.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, sister and husbands.
Barbara is lovingly remembered by her family, who loved her so very much! Her daughter Stephanie and husband Tom O'Keefe and their four children Heather, Ryan, Jennifer and husband Jarrod Paulter, and Joshua; her daughter Stacie and husband Doug Peterson and their two daughters Kourtney and Morgan and husband Nick Jackson and their two children Lily and Brody; and her daughter Sheryl and husband Jody Griffin and their son Garrett; along with many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Barbara's life will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Baggerley Funeral Home of Edmond.
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