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Barbara Lashley

July 31, 1937 — May 8, 2023

Barbara Lashley, RN, 85, Walters, OK

Barbara Ann MacDonald was born in Deloraine, Manitoba July 31, 1937. Beloved daughter of Olive Grace Moffat and John Anderson MacDonald. A graduate of Kamloops Secondary School, Kamloops, British Columbia in 1956 and in 1959 as a registered nurse from the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing. 

Barbara made Walters, Oklahoma her home for 61 years. As newlyweds in 1961 she and her then husband Floyd Johnson (John) Lashley Jr., MD established a medical practice in Walters, OK. For the next 17 years, she worked alongside her husband in the practice and immersed herself with their children and the community. From 1980 to her retirement, Barbara was a school nurse in the Lawton Public School system.

Barbara was the proud and loving mother of her son Douglas Lashley and daughter Beth Lashley, and adoring grandmother to her four granddaughters Harper, Marin, Evyn and Lauren. She cherished every moment she spent with them. Barbara was a fabulous cook and baker who shared great meals and baked goods with those she loved. Through the years, Barbara maintained & nurtured lifelong friendships. She was someone others could count on and find support in. Survived by her children Doug (Jean Ann), Beth, her granddaughters, brother Douglas MacDonald (Margaret) and their children Christopher and Blythe. 

Barbara Lashley passed away on May 8, 2023 in Walters, OK. A celebration of her life will take place at First United Methodist Church, Walters, OK on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 10:30am. Rev. Brantley Tillery officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

Memorial Donations can be made to the Walters Education Foundation 418 S. Broadway, Walters, OK 73572.

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Celebration of Life Memorial Service

Friday, May 12, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church-Walters

202 East Oklahoma Avenue, Walters, OK 73572

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