The Edmond Sun

November 26, 2013

Barbara Ann Douglas


EDMOND —     Barbara Ann (McDaniel) Douglas, 66, passed away November 22, 2013 in the company of family and friends, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 27, 1947, in Pratt, Kan., to Lola Katherine and Orval L. McDaniel.

    Barbara graduated from Putnam City High School in 1965, where she met and married her husband, Don “Coach” Douglas after graduation. They had three daughters, Shelly, Shawna and Amy.

    Barbara spent many years as a “softball” mom to her three daughters as well as countless other girls playing on tournament and traveling softball teams.The family moved several times, and lived in Texas,  Florida, Georgia, Arizona and Oklahoma.

    Barbara retired from Globe Life Insurance in 2008 where she worked for more than 25 years. At the time of her death, Barbara was employed with her husband as a bus driver for the Edmond Public School District.

    Barbara enjoyed garage sales, antiques, and loved gardening. Her home was always decorated for each holiday with Christmas being her favorite in honor of her love for Christ.

    Barbara especially enjoyed time spent with her best friend and husband Don “Coach” Douglas and their grandchildren, who called her “Mimi,” and cherished each one dearly. Barbara was a passionate and loving Christian who extended compassion and thoughtfulness to everyone she met.

    Barbara is preceded in death by her father, Orval L. McDaniel; mother Lola (McDaniel) Blair; stepfather J.L. Blair, and a brother, Dean McDaniel.

    She is survivied by her loving husband of 48 years, Don Douglas; daughters, Shelly Douglas and her fiancé Trent Barnes, Shawna Ward and husband Edmond, and Amy Douglas; two step-sisters, Linda Billen and Darlene Collins, six grandchildren, Matthew Farthing, Madison Farthing, Kelsie Witt, Tori Villanueva, Tyler Villanueva, and Kristina Villanueva, eight nephews and nieces, six great nephews and nieces, and a host of other family members and dear friends.

    The family thanks all of Barbara’s doctors, nurses, and other staff at the Integris Cancer Institute, expecially Dr. Johnny McMinn, Barbara Baldwin, Leslie Settle, and Sheila Wilkerson as well as Helene Ortiz

with the Integris Edmond ICU.

    Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, officiated by Father Ray Ackerman.

    Interment was in Gracelawn Cemetery. Services were under direction of Baggerley Funeral Home.