Barbara's Story

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Barbara Ann (Bogan) Taylor was born in Wapanucka, OK on May 17, 1937 to George Washington and Lula Mae (Turner) Bogan. She passed at the age of 79 at her home in Norman on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
Barbara worked alongside her late husband, Doyle Taylor, for 50 years at their companies, Doyle's Electric and later Taylor's Electric.
Barbara loved the outdoors, and she was happiest when she was fishing at Lake Texoma or on the Blue River or out hunting deer. For many years she held the family record for the largest deer killed. Barbara loved playing "Moon", especially with the Bogan Family sisters. She was an artist, enjoying many types of painting. As a young girl Barbara played basketball, which translated as an adult into watching the OU Women's basketball team and her own children's and grandchildren's teams.
Barbara had a huge heart and a kind and generous spirit. She was a devout Baptist and was a familiar face at Bethel Baptist Church and at their summer camps in Falls Creek. She loved spending time with family.
Barbara was preceded in death by: parents George and Lula Mae Bogan; husband Doyle Taylor; brothers Leon, Wayne, Dan, and Robert Bogan; sisters Eula Mae Lester, Gladys Thrasher, Jean Loeffelholz, and Wanda Epperson.
Barbara is survived by: daughter Jeanie McHughes and husband Randy of Norman; daughter Debbie Taylor of Ardmore, OK; son Todd Taylor and wife Julie of Shawnee, OK; daughter Patrice Thornton and husband Tuffy of Tahlequah, OK; grandchildren April Thrailkill, Jacob McHughes, Michael McHughes, Maddison Taylor, Jake Thornton, Zack Thornton, and Josh Thornton; great-grandchildren Shelby Thrailkill, Brayden Thrailkill, Hudson Thrailkill, and Sadie Thrailkill; sisters, Dessie Hamer, Mary Jane Cook, and Georgia Pattison; and brother Roy Bogan.
Donations in Barbara's name may be made to Bethel Baptist Church (1717 W. Lindsey St, Norman, 73069) or to Cross Roads Southern Baptist Church (12031 S. Highway 377, Kingston, OK 73439).
Barbara's family has entrusted her services to Tribute Memorial Care (708 24th Ave NW, Norman). The family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Tuesday, April 4th, from 6:00-8:00 pm. A celebration of Barbara's life will take place at Bethel Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 5th, at 10:00 am, with burial at 3:00 pm at Rose Hill Cemetery in Wapanucka, OK.
Please share condolences and memories of Barbara at www.tribute.care.
Published on April 3, 2017
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