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Dorrys Deal Parr
Born May 31, 1922 in Hydro, Oklahoma.
Transitioned from this life Oct. 6, 2017 at home in Duncan, Oklahoma.
Dorrys was preceded in death by her parents Carrie Lasley Deal and William Alfred Deal, her brother Dwayne Deal, her sister, Wilda Rea Farber, and her husband and life partner of 60 years, Navy pilot and teacher Charles Wade Parr.
She is the mother of Douglas Parr, Sandra Barnes, Kimberly Roberts, Valirie Parr (deceased), Meredith Samson, grandmother of B.J. Roberts, Katherine Gallagher Parr, Charles Gallagher Parr, and great-grandmother of Tag Roberts and Elle Roberts.
She was a Clinton High School graduate at age 16 (Class of 39), and entered OU as a college freshman at age 17.
Dorrys was know as a competitive springboard and exhibition platform diver, pianist, painter, dancer, bridge player, gardener, quilter, and voracious reader.
A life-long educator, she was a Cub scout leader, Camp Fire leaders, Girl Scout leader, Red Cross swimming and water safety instructor, and for 16 years a Public School Science teacher who inspired and motivated countless young women and men.
In her retirement, she served as a Board member and was an active member of Duncan Senior Citizens Center.
She came out of retirement to resume teaching by donating her body to the OC College of Medicine.
She is survived by her son, Doug and his wife Patricia Gallagher of Oklahoma City, daughters Sandy and her husband Randy Roberts of Salt Lake City, Kim of Duncan, Meredith of Phoenix, her grandchildren B.J. and his wife Lauren of Tulsa, Katy of Carbondale, CO, Charlie and his wife Jessica of Denver, CO, and great-grandchildren Tag and Elle of Tulsa.
Donations in her memory may be made to The Humane Society, the K.I.N.D. Fund, or the Duncan Senior Citizens Center.
"Never was the Self born; never shall it cease to be. Without beginning or end, free from birth, free from death, and free from time, how can the Self die when the body dies?" (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2)
For those who knew and loved you, you will be with us, always.
Published on October 30, 2017
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