|Birth: ||Aug. 13, 1932|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 2011|
Barbara Jean Carroll 78 of Vinita, passed away at Rosewood Terrace on January 11, 2011. She was born on August 13, 1932 in the old Vinita hospital on Scraper St. The second daughter of Theodore Russell and Harriett Emma (Markley) Harvey. Barbara grew up in Vinita attending Vinita Schools graduating in 1950. As a young girl, she would babysit to earn spending money. She joked that she was the town babysitter having babysat every child in Vinita at least once. Barbara worked at the telephone company after high school. She married Bobby McGuire in September of 1952. Their first child was born in Vinita in 1953. The family moved to Anaheim California and four more children were born of this union. Barbara married John Carroll of San Diego, CA in the late 1970's. Barbara was extremely creative. She loved to paint and draw. She was an expert seamstress. She loved antiques and hooking her own rugs.
Barbara is survived by daughters Kathy McGuire Byrd and husband Roger of Alexandria. LA, Julie McGuire Bricken and husband Brian of Owasso, OK and Brenda Maroney of Corona, CA. Sons Kelly McGuire of Placentia CA and Kyle and wife Linda McGuire of Las Vegas, NV. 1 granddaughter, Jamie Maroney of Norco, CA. 5 step grandchildren Luke and Melony Simonson Simonson of Las Vegas, NV. Katie Simonson of Las Vegas, NV, Neil and Stephanie Simonson, of Arthyde, MN. Daniel Bricken of Broken Arrow, OK. Sarah Bricken White and husband Barry of Treasure Island, FL.
1 adopted granddaughter Barbara and husband Andrew Stuart of Tulsa, OK. 5 step great grandchildren, Kaden, Lauryn, Gracie and Kristy Simonson, Fenix White and 2 adopted great granddaughters Emily and Kathryn Stuart.
Barbara's only sister Beatrice Joan known as "Be Jo" Harvey Kritikos, brother-in-law Ted A. Kritikos of New Orleans, LA and Nashville, TN respectively. Lisa Kritikos of New Orleans, LA. Gina Kritikos Burnett and husband Keith of Brentwood, TN. Ted Kritikos and wife Marci of Henderson, TN. Nicole Kritikos Provosty and husband Pratt of New Orleans, LA. Great nieces & nephews Cameron, Kyle and Zoe Burnett. David, Amanda and Andrew Kritikos. Alexandre and Nicholas Provosty.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, John Carroll and Bobby McGuire.
Our family would like to give special thanks and recognition to Jack and Nina Frazier. Kenny and Jo Ann Lawson and Mary Clark. Mom loved you all so much and appreciated everything you did for her. To her nurses at Rosewood and the Owasso Hospice workers, you spoiled her, she loved it and she loved you all too.
Our mother danced to the beat of a different drummer. She asked that upon her death that her hair be donated to Locks of Love. She asked to be cremated and she did not want flowers or a funeral service. Mom and I spoke about the Random Acts of Kindness that she read about in the Journal. She asked if I thought people would do these acts if there wasn't any public recognition. I said I believe they would. So in lieu of flowers please participate in "anonymous" Random Acts of Kindness. If you are "caught" doing a random act of kindness, it will not count.
Our family entrusted our mothers arrangements to the care of Burckhalter Funeral Home, Vinita, OK.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Betty
Record added: Feb 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65449570
Added: Feb. 10, 2011