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Lana Jeanne Tyree

January 29, 1945 — December 23, 2023

Oklahoma City

Lana Jeanne Tyree

Lana was born on January 29, 1945, in Oklahoma City. She was never one to sit and watch the parade go by. She wanted to be an active part of everything. Lana liked to solve problems, improve on what’s going well, and push boundaries. In other words, she wanted to make a difference.

Lana graduated from NW Classen in 1963. She attended OSU for one year - remaining a loyal and true Cowboy for life. She graduated from OCU in 1968 with a major in psychology. In 1971, Lana graduated from OU law school, earning a Juris Doctorate.

Practicing law was Lana’s passion. She chose civil law, believing that she could not only help individuals but change laws to benefit all of society. In her 50-years of practicing law, Lana most definitely accomplished – and surpassed – her goal.

Lana was also exceptionally talented and creative using photography, artistry, and poetry to express herself. She spent 21 days photographing the Murrah Building bombing site, documenting the tragedy.

Lana loved to travel. Her favorite destination was Africa, where she went on numerous photographic safaris.

Lana passed away on December 23, 2023, after courageously fighting vascular dementia.

Lana was preceded in death by her father, James Tyree, mother, Eula “Pepper” Brown, brother, Terry Tyree, and aunt, Eunice Woody. She is survived by her uncle, Charles Tyree, cousin, Allan Woody, nieces, Teri Lynn Bond and Julie King, and many friends in both the US and around the world.

A special thank you to: The Gardens at Quail Springs, especially Lisa Sanders, Bristol Hospice, Mercy Hospital, Jordan Foster, Brandy Jordan, John Nicholas, Brian Hill at Martus Stone Monument Co., Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, and Rose Hill Burial Park.

If you would like to honor Lana’s life in some way, make a donation to one of the following causes that meant a great deal to her:

                St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

                Shriner’s Hospital for Children

                The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

                The Humane Society of the United States


Interment will be at Rose Hill Burial Park. Lana requested no service.

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