Barbara Joan (Massey) Aubrey June 21, 1931 - November 26, 2014 Criswell Funeral Home Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Memorial services for Barbara Joan Massey Aubrey, 83, of Ada, are 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 5th at the First United Methodist Church, Rev. David Daniel will officiate.
Mrs. Aubrey died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at her home. She was born June 21, 1931 in McPherson, KS to L. D. and Evva Maude Boone Massey. She started first grade at the age of 5 and graduated from Shawnee High School when she was sixteen. She attended 16 different schools, as her father was an oil field worker. She attended the University of Oklahoma and was a twirler (or then called a majorette) in the Pride of Oklahoma Band. Barbara obtained her Masters Degree from East Central University. She married Bob Buck Aubrey from Wewoka. He preceded her in death 1976. Mrs. Aubrey was the bookkeeper for the family drug store, Aubrey Drug in Wewoka. She taught school in Wewoka and New Lima. She was a state psychometrist traveling the state testing children in multiple school districts and designing individualized learning plans. Barbara had made a home in Ada.
Survivors include a son, Bob D. Aubrey of Ada; daughter, Cayla Tracy and son-in-law, Terry Tracy of Ada; daughter, Chris Purcell and son-in-law, Gary M. Purcell of Norman; her grandchildren, Chae Tracy, Breca Tracy, Brad Purcell, Michael Purcell and Katie Purcell; great-grandchildren, Sarys Tracy, Ciely Tracy and Sloan Hatter; and sister, Jimee Kay Turcotte.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Nan Stanfill.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Ada City School Foundation, P. O. Box 1363, Ada, OK 74821.
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