June 18, 1944 - Jan 25, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Penny Diane McBride was born June 18, 1944, in Long Beach, CA, the daughter of Katherine Titus. In 1945, Penny made her way to Del City, OK. On October 19, 1962, Penny married her soul mate and love of her life, Derral McBride. Derral was a Del City Firefighter. Penny honored and respected the fire department so much that she, Sharon Tollison, and numerous women of the Del City Fire Department organized The Del City Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She proudly served this auxiliary for over 10 years. Penny is survived by her husband of 50 years, Derral McBride Sr., of OKC; daughter, Tammy McBride, of OKC; son, Derral McBride Jr. and his wife Yvonne, of Bixby, OK; granddaughter, Torrie Difiglia, of San Diego, CA; grandson, DeWayne McBride and wife Amber, of Broken Arrow, OK; granddaughter, Melani Gotcher and husband Danny, of OKC; and great-granddaughter, Keeley McBride. Penny left us to be with our Lord and Savior on January 25, 2013. Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Mercer-Adams Chapel, Bethany, OK. To share a memory or condolence, visit

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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 27, 2013