Fatima Petty - Passed Away on October 20, 2010

Fatima Louise Bilbrey Petty, 62, of Oklahoma Gity, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Muskogee Regional Medical Center. She had been in poor health for the past fourteen months due to complications from surgery and COPD.

Since December, 2009, she was a resident at Wellington Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Eufala,OK.

A native Oklahoman, Tima was born January 3, 1948 in Carnegie; the only child of Alfred Dale Bilbrey of Mountain View, OK and Dorothy Ann Kirkland Bilbrey of Carnegie. After her father's death when she was eight years old, she was raised by her loving and devoted mother. She moved to Oklahoma City in the mid-1960s and went to work at Penn Square Bank.

She was married to Thomas Estel Petty of Oklahoma City on June 8, 1972 in Winston-Salem, NC. After living in Nashville, TN for five years, she and Tom returned to Oklahoma City in 1978. Tima worked at Candid Color Systems of Oklahoma City for the next 22 years until her COPD forced her to retire.

Tima loved traveling, visiting new places and sightseeing and she and Tom made many trips throughout the United States. She was an excellent map reader and navigator. She also enjoyed RVing, camping at State Parks in unfamiliar areas of Oklahoma, her beloved state.

Tima's greatest interest and talent was cooking. She enjoyed trying new recipes and cuisines and was very successful in her efforts. Her peanut brittle and pecan pies were the very best. Many people, including family, friends, the letter carrier, checkers at her grocery store and waitresses at some of her favorite restaurants, will miss her peanut brittle.

She was a generous and giving person; and she was Tom's steadfast partner, his best friend and the love of his life.

Tima was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Sportsman's Country Glub. She was an enthusiastic Sooners fan, supporting all their athletic endeavors.

Preceded in death by both her parents, she is survived by her devoted husband, Tom; her uncle, Buford Charles, and his wife, Susan, of Mountain View, OK and their daughters, Kimberly and Michelle; two sisters-in-law, Ellen Petty Gilbert of Allen, TX and Mary Alice Petty Wallis of Sacramento, CA and their husbands; a nephew, Ryan Gilbert, and his wife of Charlotte, NC; and a niece, Emily Gilbert Myhre and her husband of Kensington, MD. She is also survived by her Rodden cousins, Tom, Carmen, J.D., and Kenny; numerous Petty and Brookhart cousins; many loyal and loving friends; and her two dogs.

A public viewing will be held from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM Monday, October 25, 2010, with the funeral service following at 11:00 AM, in the North Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow at Carnegie City Cemetery, Carnegie, OK, at 3:30 PM.

You may sign the on-line guestbook at http://www.vondelsmithmortuary.com/.

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