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Barbara “Bobby” Louise Kirkpatrick


Memorial services for Barbara “Bobby” Louise Kirkpatrick, 87 year-old Weatherford, OK resident, will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:00 A.M. in the Fay Auditorium with David Beck officiating. Services are under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home of Thomas, OK.

Bobby was born August 5, 1932, in Cherokee, OK, the first born of 5 children, to Homer and Loretta (Noel) Litsch and passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Corn Heritage Village of Weatherford. Bobby attended Fay Schools and graduated from Fay High School in 1950. She was selected the Fay Carnival Queen in 1939. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Thomas, OK.

Bobby eloped and married her high school sweetheart, Dale Kirkpatrick, on June 29, 1950; a union that would stand the test of 65 years! Together they ran a successful wheat and cattle operation; and raised three daughters, one niece, and one nephew. Her greatest blessings were her eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Bobby was an excellent cook (especially pies!) and seamstress who made her daughters’ clothes up to and including prom and wedding dresses as well as their Barbie and baby doll clothes. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, knitting and crocheting. She and Dale loved to water ski and were avid bowlers, belonging to a league in Watonga for many years. Bobby was a stay-at-home Mom and homemaker in addition to being the substitute rural route mail carrier for Fay’s two full time carriers.

Bobby obtained her Private Pilot’s license in 1980. She and Dale were active in the International Flying Farmers Organization. Bobby served as the Oklahoma Chapter Queen for several terms, Secretary, Treasurer, and as the Newsletter Editor for many years. In addition, she was elected as the “Know Your Radio Chairperson” on the International Flying Farmers Queen level. She overcame her lifetime of shyness and spoke publicly within this organization and beyond.

In later years, Bobby and Dale spent much of their time traveling, especially in their motor home. They did some International adventuring, but spent most leisure time in 49 of the United States. She never talked Dale into flying over to Hawaii. Most summers were spent in Gunnison, Colorado fishing, jeeping in the mountains and looking for bargains at garage sales while enjoying time away from the Oklahoma heat.

Bobby is survived by her daughters, Catherine Louise Brownlee and Wayne of Okeene, Susan Ann Conkling and Jack of Oklahoma City, and Lori Dale Nuzum and Don of Ponca City; grandsons, Patrick Brownlee of Oklahoma City, Justin Conkling and Stephanie of Melbourne, Australia (A.J., Adele and Ashton), and D.J. Nuzum and Melissa of Norman (Caroline); granddaughters, K.C. Brownlee of Okeene, Erika Evans and Bryan of Edmond (Elle, Emma and J.D.), Andra Keim and Christopher of Tulsa (Perry, Payton and Parker), Kristy Redman and Miles of Jet (Paige, Kaylynn, Danielle and John), and Karlee Asadi and Micah of San Antonio, Texas.

She is also survived by two brothers, Thomas Litsch and Sheila of Clinton and Bill Litsch and Vicki of Thomas; two sisters, Dora Mae Boyd and Grant of Weatherford and Mary Ann Sanders and Jim of Thomas; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bobby was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Kirkpatrick; parents, Homer and Loretta Litsch; in-laws, Hubert and Lola Kirkpatrick; a niece, Terri Poppe; and a nephew, Steve Poppe.

In lieu of flower, memorials may be made to the Fay Community Association (for children playground equipment), Eldora Horton, 23991 E. 930 Rd, Thomas, Oklahoma 73669.