Barbara Ann (Hickey) Pearson

February 4, 1934 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 86)


Barbara Ann (Hickey) Pearson departed this life on December 25, 2020.  She was born February 4th, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Barbara graduated high school from Hartshorne, Oklahoma and continued her education at St. Anthony's in Oklahoma City eventually becoming a Registered Nurse.

Barbara married Bill B. Pearson in December of 1955.  They made a home in Claremore , Oklahoma where they had five children:

Bob, Mary, Bill, Kevin and Donna and a series of blonde cocker spaniels named Duchess but the final one refused to be renamed and stayed Jules.

Barbara stayed home to raise her children, allowing her husband to fully pursue his career.   With support and a well-cared for family at home, Bill dedicated himself and became the Director of the Muskogee VA and eventually retired as the Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits of United States Department of Veterans Affairs, in Washington DC.  She and the family were proud of these achievements.

Bill and Barbara eventually moved their family to Muskogee in 1970 where Bill no longer had to commute back and forth.  The children participated in numerous activities and sports around Muskogee, where Barbara always attended and if they couldn't see her, the kids could always hear and know she was there.

Barbara enjoyed reading, working in her yard, going out to eat with her family, BUT MOST OF ALL, she loved cheering and supporting her kids at any sport or activity.

Barbara would tell you that her biggest accomplishment was raising kids that were hard working, successful in their careers and that other people were proud to call her kids their friends. She was fulfilled in knowing that her kids wanted to spend time together and genuinely enjoyed each other's company.

Barbara was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and made sure that her children were raised in the faith as well.

Barbara and Bill were married 60 years and we were able to celebrate them before Bill passed away in January of 2016.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Pearson.  She is survived by many who LOVED her dearly.

Bob and wife, Terri Pearson of Altus; Mary and husband, Herman Thomspon of Muskogee; Bill and wife, Anita Pearson of Muskogee; Kevin and wife, Shannon Pearson of Broken Arrow; Donna and husband, Daniel Ford of Broken Arrow.

Other survivors include her grandchildren; Ashley Pearson, Chase Thompson, Bo and wife, Lacey Pearson, Scott and wife, Allee Pearson, Chelsea and husband, Luke Hanlin, Adam Ford and wife Cassie Ford, Carly Barnett and husband, Drew Barnett and Jake Ford.  

Great-grandchildren; Will Hanlin, Harper Hanlin, Jamey Hanlin, Dyllan Hanlin, Blake Pearson, Gatlin Jones, Emmitt Pearson, and Cami Pearson.

"Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother," and we had one of the best.




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Graveside Service
December 30, 2020

1:00 PM
Ft. Gibson National Cemetery
1423 Cemetery Rd.
Ft. Gibson, OK 74434

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