Devon Leslie (Patrizi) McAnally, age 56, was born on September 8, 1961, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, to Nicholas Anthony and JoAnn Elaine (Farish) Patrizi and passed away on September 19, 2017, in Enid, Oklahoma.
Devon and Tim McAnally, her husband of 35 years, were married January 2, 1982 in Lawton, Oklahoma, at the Fort Sill New Post Chapel.
They were blessed with two daughters, Caitlin Amanda and Meghan Nicole.
Devon was first called to serve our Lord as a teen while on a mission trip, but many years passed before she was able to fulfill this calling.
Devon and Tim met while attending college at Cameron University, Lawton, Okla. She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Accounting from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Okla., in 1982.
Devon worked over 15 years in the Dallas area as a systems analyst, project leader, team leader, and supervisor.
In 1998, Devon served as an Ordained Elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church in The Colony, Texas.
In 1999, Devon and her family moved to Enid, Okla., where she worked for Central Christian Church as Director of Children's Education.
In 2003, Devon entered seminary at Phillips Theological Seminary (PTS) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her Masters in Divinity and was ordained on July 8, 2007, by Central Christian Church, Enid, and Hunter Christian Church.
Devon served as the minister at Hunter Christian Church. She then served as a chaplain at St. Mary's Regional Hospital. She was a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains, where each year she participated in reviewing and examining new candidates.
Devon worked for Disciples Retirement Community of Oklahoma (DRCO) as a healthcare advocate and regional minister, and then as the CEO of the DRCO Hearts for Care non-profit Ministry which advocated for senior adults.
Devon worked for Humanity Hospice serving Ponca City, Tonkawa, and Blackwell communities as their chaplain.
Devon went on to serve as the Senior Minister at University Place Christian Church. Devon received her Doctorate of Ministry, Pastoral Leadership in Church and Society/Women in Ministry in May 2017 from PTS.
Devon was an Amateur Radio Operator, KD5UID, a member of the Enid Amateur Radio Club, and enjoyed sharing the hobby with her entire family who are HAM's.
Devon was an avid off-road enthusiast (Jeeper) that allowed her to drive to places inaccessible to most and see vistas others only dream of. Devon enjoyed fishing, hiking, trap and target shooting.
Devon's vision was that every person, regardless of their age, race, income level, or educational background, would have the opportunity to create the kind of community where people are valued and acknowledged. Most of all, Devon was passionate about serving our Lord, Jesus Christ, to help others.
Devon is survived by her husband, Tim, of Enid, Oklahoma; daughters Caitlin McAnally and partner Richard Moreno, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Meghan McAnally, of Guthrie, Oklahoma; mother, JoAnn Patrizi, of Enid, Oklahoma; brother, Gary Patrizi and his wife, Laura, and their children, Nathan, Jordan and Nicole, of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her father Nicholas (Nick) Patrizi, grandparents, Joseph and Florence Patrizi and Ada Farish.
Memorial service is Monday, September 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Central Christian Church, at 1111 West Broadway.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at University Place Christian Church, 2107 E. Broadway Ave., where the Rev Dr. McAnally was their senior minister.
Donations in memory of the Rev. Dr. Devon L. McAnally may be made to University
Place Christian Church, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodians of the funds.
Condolences may be made online at www.LadusauEvans.com.
Published on September 23, 2017