Teresa Ann Cory Poarch was born in Oklahoma City on November 11, 1942, to Joseph and Elizabeth Stone Cory and passed away September 23 in Oklahoma City.
She graduated from Bishop McGuinness High School in 1960. On November 30, 1968, she married Kenneth Poarch, and they spent their marriage living and serving in Oklahoma City.
She earned an associate degree in drafting and was one of the first female draftsman for the City of Oklahoma City where she worked for nearly 40 years.
She was a dedicated volunteer at Integris Baptist Medical Center and an active parishioner at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Poarch, of Oklahoma City; son Brad Poarch and grandsons Jimmy and Will, of Yukon; brother Joe (Sandy) Cory, of Oklahoma City; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Volunteer Services c/o Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
A wake will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 30 at Buchanan Funeral Home, 8712 N. Council Rd., Oklahoma City, with a funeral mass Thursday, October 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 5024 N. Grove Ave., Warr Acres.