Barbara Ann Gibson Futischa
Sequoyah High School ~ Student 1960s
AdA, Ok -- Services for Barbara Ann Gibson Futischa , 61, Ada, Okla., were May 20 at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. Willie Fish and Jerry Parnacher officiated. Burial followed in Boiling Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Futischa died May 15, 2008, at a local hospital. She was born July 29, 1946, at Centrahoma, Okla., to Jefferson and Rose Tekubie Gibson.
She attended grade school at Centrahoma and graduated from Sequoyah High School (Seq. Class of 1965) at Tahlequah, Okla. She attended Bacone College and East Central University studying billing coding. She moved to the Ada area in 1966 from Coalgate, Okla.
She married Roy Eugene Futischa Jan. 12, 1991, at Ada.
Mrs. Futischa was a housekeeper at the Lazer Zone, a member of Ada First Indian Baptist Church, a director for the Women Missionary Union for two years, a Sunday school teacher and a teacher for Vacation Bible School.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Futischa, of the home; three daughters, Brenda Rowland and husband Jody, and Donna Ward and husband, James, all of Ada, and Diane Lynn and husband Chris, McAlester, Okla.; two sons, Brian Futischa and wife Ronda, and Jonathan Futischa and wife Mary Lowden, all of Ada; a sister, Emma Francis (may be Francene Gibson '69) and husband Mike, Coalgate; a brother, James Tekubie, Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Shawn, Tracey, Darrell and Brianna Futischa, all of Ada, Isaiah Harjo, Ada, Alexis Futischa, Olney, Okla., Jasmine Walker and Anthony Stonecipher, Ada, Jessica Walker, Ada, Jody Rowland Jr. , Ada, and Andrew, Ashley and Kaylee Lynn, McAlester; and great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Naomi, and Bradley Harjo, Ada, and Stetson Stonecipher, Ada.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jefferson Gibson and Rosa Tekubie Gibson Miller; a brother, Wallace Tekubie; and her grandmother, Lula Miller.
Bearers were Brian Francis, Michael Francis, Mark Francis, Lucus Dickens, R. D. Dickens, Randy Dickens, Lewis Futischa, Charles Casey Tekubie, and Jimmy Coody.