Barbara Joan Richardson, 52 of Muskogee, OK, formerly of Tulsa, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013. She was born August 23, 1960 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Lorne William and Mary Lou (McCally) Dexter. Barbara graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s Degree. She was General Sales Manager for Clear Channel in Tulsa. Barbara was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church in Muskogee. Barbara was a 4th Degree Black Belt, who won several State and National Karate championships and served as a ringside official with the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission. Barbara was known for her beauty, style and generosity. She will be remembered for her capacity to love. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ron Dexter. She is survived by her husband, Chadwick R. (Chad) Richardson of Muskogee, sister, Susan Gideon, niece, Heather (Bunny) Boethin and husband Britton, brother, Daryl Alphin and wife Denise, niece, Devan Thomas and husband Scott, and nephew Dustin Alphin, and the Cook Family, all of Tulsa. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in the chapel of Freeman Harris Funeral Home. Interment will be at 3:30pm in Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, OK. The family suggests contributions in her memory be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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