Tahlequah Daily Press

September 30, 2013

Regenia Dena (Byers) Leep


MUSKOGEE — Graveside services for Regenia Dena (Byers) Leep will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at 10 a.m., at Cookson-Proctor Cemetery, with Rev. D.J. McCarter officiating.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, from 1to 6 p.m., at Reed-Culver Chapel with the family present. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.reedculver.com.

Pallbearers for Regenia include her grandchildren, Joe Lee Squyres, Colton Squyres, Justin Duncan, and Nikki Duncan.

Regenia Dena Leep was born on Nov. 6, 1939, in Qualls, the daughter of Nick and Charlotte (Pigeon) Byers.She attended school at Bagley High School. She married Billie Wayne Leep in 1979, and together they enjoyed 34 years of marriage.

Regenia was a Certified Nurses Aide by profession, working at Tahlequah and  Vian Nursing Homes. She was kind, considerate and always willing to take the time to care for the clients entrusted to her care.

She knew no strangers and was wonderfully outgoing, and made you feel at ease with that beautiful smile. Whenever she wasn’t working, Regenia could be found attending any function that her grandchildren participated in. She was their biggest fan and was so proud of each and every one of their accomplishments.

She loved the outdoors and worked in her flower gardens whenever the weather was right. She loved her family dearly and treasured every moment spent in their company, just to share a cup of coffee and a conversation.

A Baptist by faith, Regenia was called to her eternal home on Wednesday, Sept.r 25, 2013, in Muskogee, with her loved ones by her side. She was 73 years old. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

Regenia is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Joe, Edward, and Charley Byers, and two sisters, Fannie Anderson and Lillie Bishop.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Billie Leep of the home in Muskogee,  and two beloved daughters, Terri Squyres of Tahlequah, and Connie Duncan of Muskogee. She leaves four sisters, Virginia Heist of Park Hill, Betty Lowery of Tahlequah, Annabelle Silk of Cookson, and Nancy Hatley of Oklahoma City. She lives on in her four grandchildren, Joe Lee Squyres, Colton Squyres, Justin Duncan, and Nikki Duncan, and a much awaited arrival of the first great-grandchild sometime in December, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.