|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1946|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 2011|
STILLWATER, Okla. — Buntin Imboden passed away at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, from a pulmonary embolism. Patty, as she was known to friends, resided near Stillwater with her husband of 45 years, Leslie Imboden. She was 64 at the time of her death.
Patty was born on July 1, 1946, in Norman Okla. to Floyd and Bessie Buntin, also formerly of Stillwater and both now deceased. She had one sibling, Linda Sue Henry, who now resides in Encinitas Ca with her husband John. Her early years saw a number of moves due to her father's being in the Navy during and following WWII. The family settled in Stillwater once he left his military career. Patty attended elementary, junior and senior high school in Stillwater, graduating a year early with the class of 1963.
She attended OSU and there she met her future husband. They were married in Stillwater on June 5, 1965. The couple had two sons, Anthony of Tulsa Okla. and Adam of Sapulpa Okla. After college they lived briefly in Oklahoma City and Houston. They spent most of their lives living either in or near Tulsa, then moved back to Stillwater in 2004.
In spite of accelerated graduation from high school, Patty never completed an undergraduate degree at OSU. However, she later went back to school and graduated from what is now known as Oklahoma State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine. She had a family practice in Cleveland Okla. for many years, then practiced for a while at the Army base in Lawton. She and Leslie both retired for good in 1995.
Patty was known for learning how to do a great variety of things either by instruction or teaching herself. She was a skilled seamstress all her life, but also mastered gardening, woodwork and leather tanning, just to name a few of the main things she dabbled in over the years.
She is survived by her husband, her sister Linda, her son Anthony and his fiancée Carmelita Jackson, her son Adam and his wife Stephanie and one Grandchild, Aaron Dean Imboden of Tulsa. She was also happy to have in her life children of her son's wives, Sierra Jade Carter of Tulsa and Devin and Destiny Minney of Sapulpa.
At Patty's request her remains were cremated and there will be no funeral service. The immediate family gathered to remember her on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. Her ashes will be spread in a pecan grove on the family farm, where her parents' ashes were spread at their passing.
Throughout her life Patty had a passion for plants, and in particular for native plants. The tribute that would best honor her would be for friends to plant Gaillardia somewhere in their yard. A small tribute to someone who thought that was important.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Pammy In Oklahoma
Record added: Feb 17, 2011
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