(August 20, 1933 - December 8, 2012)
Born to Ralph W. and Potter
Lockwood Veatch in Tulsa, OK,
Annie Laurie graduated from
Tulsa Central High School in 1951.
She received a BA (1955) in
Mathematics and Business from
the University of Tulsa, where
she was active in Phi Mu Fraternity
and Arthur Hestwood’s choir.
She was granted the 1953 PanHellenic
Scholarship Award for the
highest grades of any fraternity woman.
She worked as a programmer-analyst
for McDonnell-Douglas, Martin Marietta,
and Cities Service Oil Company, as a Mathematics
and History Teacher for Tulsa Public
Schools, and an Information Systems
Project Leader for Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Annie Laurie was an excellent pianist and
enjoyed singing with Sweet Adelines, Decatur
Choral, and Springfield Methodist New
Life Choir. She is a member of the Daughters
of the American Revolution (DAR).
In 1996, she was ordained as a minister
in the Unity Church. She held pastorates in
South Bend, IN, and Decatur, IL, until she
retired. Then, on April 17, 2004, she married
Richard 0. Peters. They lived
in Springfield, IL, near his family
with six daughters, spouses,
and 18 grandchildren. This October,
illness brought her back
to Tulsa, where she passed away
at age 79. Besides her beloved
husband, Richard, and his family,
survivors include children: C.
Jeffrey Stebbins (wife Kamella)
of Panama Beach, FL, Ralph F.
Stebbins (wife Becky) of Hendersonville,
TN, Catherine A.
Thompson of Tulsa, William H. Stebbins
(wife Micki) of Clermont, FL, 6 grandchildren,
5 great-grandchildren, brother
Ralph W. Veatch, Jr. (wife Quendrid) of
Tulsa, their 3 children, and 4 grandchildren.
Visitation and funeral service are at
Moore’s Funeral Home Southlawn Chapel,
9350 East 51st Street, Tulsa. Visitation
is 6:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, December
13. Funeral service begins 10:00 am, Friday,
December 14, followed by graveside
service at Memorial Park Cemetery, 51st
and Memorial, Tulsa. Memorials may be
made to Unity Institute and Seminary,
1901 NW Blue Parkway in Unity Village,
MO 64065. Moore’s Southlawn 663-2233