Betty Lou Taber
May 27, 1929  -  May 26, 2017

Betty Lou Taber

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Memorial Service
First Presbyterian Church
1922 North 15th Street
Perry, OK  73077
Monday, June 05, 2017
10:00 AM
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Grace Hill Cemetery
501 Memorial Drive
Perry, OK  73077
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Betty Lou Taber, 87, of Perry, Oklahoma died Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City surrounded by her loving grandchildren and family. Betty was born on May 27, 1929, in Oklahoma City to Charles D. and Helen B. (Laird) Boone.

She is remembered, in her younger years, for waitressing in several of the Perry Downtown Square restaurants. Then, for many years, Betty worked alongside her husband, C.J. as the bookkeeper in their welding business which later became established in Perry as the Taber Manufacturing Company. And finally, and until just recently, Betty worked as a substitute teacher in the Perry School system for many years, a position she dearly loved interacting with the children.

She was a loving mother, but her love grew even larger as a Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and Great Great Grandmother. She loved her grandbabies and enjoyed every moment she could spend with them. Betty was a long-time member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Perry where she had taught Sunday School. She loved a good book and enjoyed reading.

She is survived by her loving family, James and wife Betty of Perry, Oklahoma; David and wife Judy of Oroville, Washington; Larry of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Kathy Taber-Scott and husband, Jim of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; Elaine Boone of Rockport, Massachtutes, and sister, Rose Ann Jackson of Perry, Oklahoma. 15 Grandchildren. 19 Great Grandchildren. And 2 Great Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Michael Taber and Jake Boone.

Services for Ms. Betty Taber are Monday, June 5, 2017, at 10:00 am in the First United Presbyterian Church of Perry, Oklahoma. Serving as Honorary Bearers’ are Julie Oden, James D. Taber, Katelyn Taber Pettit (KT), Evelyn Taber (E Girl), Samantha Taber (Samster), Archie Pettit, and Clark Petttit. There will be a reception to follow in the hospitality center of the church. Services have been entrusted to Brown-Dugger Funeral Home of Perry.


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  1. Kristine Newton Hoffman
    Lawson, MO

    David, Jim and families,
    I am so sorry for your. loss. Betty was always so beautiful and sweet to everyone who knew her. What a shining addition to heaven she will forever be!

  2. dawn Marie Shatswell Kilmer #Shelton
    Perry, OK

    I'm lost for words. I just seen this wonderful woman at homeland a few days ago and we visited like we always do when we see each other. I met this lovely,caring,funny loving woman when I moved here in the early 90s and she never judged me for any of my wrong doings back then when I was younger just always had a kind word and always treated me with nothing but love. I will miss you so much Betty especially your beautiful smile,love and kindness. As my boys say these days you're sick lol...guess that means you're great ppl... I will see you again one day and it will be wonderful . Until next time peace and love💘

  3. Cynthia hembree
    Perry, OK

    Betty was a wonderful and sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May you be comforted knowing she is with the Lord and will be reunited with each of her love ones in due time.
    Hugs to Jim and Betty

  4. Sam and Jeannie Ebersole
    Perry, OK

    Betty was one of a kind. Enjoyed life and people. Always had a fun visit with her when we would meet up shopping or at school. She will be missed by so very many.

  5. Ruby Kemnitz
    Perry, OK

    My condolences to Betty's family. To know Betty was an absolute joy. Anytime she saw you she would always be smiling and greet you like that day was just the best day ever and after that friendly visit, she had actually helped to make your day seem brighter. Not everyone makes you feel that way. I will miss those visits with Betty. May God bless you and give you comfort.

  6. ShuWanda (Buffy) Bennett
    Oklahoma City, OK

    My family and I would like to send our condolences to the family of Mrs Betty Taber. I have known her for a long time. She knew my mother the late Isabell Vester Lawrence We will be praying for the family through this difficult time. Stay strong and jist remember all of the good times.

  7. Edit Wagner
    Perry, OK

    She was a beautiful women that always thought of her grandchildren and got them things, clothes .

  8. Keith and Patricia Newton
    Perry, OK

    So terribly sorry for your loss. Hard to believe I've known your mom for about 63 years since you and I, Jim, were both about 6 years old down on Locust St. She was so full of life, I always thought, Jim, that she would outlive us both. Trish and I miss her already. Thinking of you and the whole Taber family at this sad, sad time.

  9. Christina Dolezal- Herrian
    Oklahoma city, OK

    My deepest to you and your family Betty always was a very very Sweet person to me as I lived in Perry for a stint in my life. So sorry to hear of her death. God Bless those Family Members and Friends that I know she so cherished.

  10. Linda Edgar
    Perry, OK

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Betty was such a nice woman. I will miss her.

  11. Anne and Jerome Trupiano
    Rockport, MA

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of Betty - she was a wonderful woman with an incredible smile and made everyone she came in contact with just feel happy. We are very sorry to all of the family for the loss of this wonderful woman.

  12. John and Naomi Hodges
    Delhi, IA

    You have our deepest sympathy on your loss.

  13. Enid Johndrow Heppler
    Perry, OK

    Betty and I were in the same class at Perry High. We did not see each other often in our later years but remember her as one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. Rest in Peace Betty. You are in my prayers. Enid

  14. Tori Sage
    Perry, OK

    Mrs Taber was and will always be my favorite substitute teacher.

  15. Tawnda Hopper
    Pawhuska, OK

    My thoughts and prayers.

  16. Iva hyatt
    Perry, OK

    I am so sorry I will miss h

  17. Pat M Grim
    Perry, OK

    I hope you know, that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Connie Mendenhall
    Perry, OK

    I will miss you Betty Lou!!! I will miss seeing you and talking to you! Hug my Momma's neck when you see her please. Prayers for your family at this difficult time. Love you!

  19. Ronnie & Kathy Beier
    Perry, OK

    Betty was a very sweet lady and we will miss seeing her... To the family, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers...

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