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Margaret Carol Back

August 5, 1962 — December 4, 2023



Graveside services for Carol Back will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 11, 2023, at Wofford Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Sunday, December 10, from 3:00-6:00pm for friends. 
Margaret Carol Back passed away on December 4, 2023, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born on August 5, 1962, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to her parents Clayton and Patty (Lewis) McDowell. Carol received her education in Tulsa, Ok. before marrying David Allen Back on October 20, 1983, and then made Verdigris their home.

With her kind heart and spirit Carol enjoyed doing things she loved for work. Her love for animals led her to different opportunities working in positions such as a veterinarian technician, kennel manager and in home pet care. The years she spent working with animals allowed her to fulfill her passion in this field by providing her favorite four-legged friends with the love, care and attention they deserved. Her work brought comfort to countless creatures and the families that loved them. 

Carol also loved working with children. She spent some time working as an assistant in a Pre-K classroom at Verdigris Schools. She then spent time as a preschool teacher at a local private school. The love she had for the students and their success in her classroom was apparent and proven with the love that so many shared for “Mrs. Carol” as their teacher. 

Beyond her professional achievements, Carol was an amazing individual known for her spunky personality, strong-willed nature and big heart. She loved taking care of her family and grandchildren. In her leisure time, Carol enjoyed relaxing at the lake with family and friends. She loved to take road trips, shopping and nurturing her flowers and plants. 

Those family members that survive include her husband David Back; children Ricky Back (and wife Rhonda), Amber Howell (and husband Rusty), and Donnie Back (and wife Kristen); grandchildren Bailey Vancil, Coltin Back, Brian Watson, Payton Watson, Baylee Watson, Ashlyn Howell, Austin Howell, Rylan Howell, Dawson Back, Noah Back, and Joshua Back; great grandchildren, Ariella Howell, Micah Vancil and Dean Vancil; parents Clayton and Patty McDowell; siblings Kelly Hoskins (and husband Paul), Terrie McDowell, and Earnest McDowell (and wife Cassey); as well close friends of the family, Erica King and Emeri Turman.  Carol was preceded in death by her granddaughter Hailey Back.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, December 10, 2023

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

MMS-Payne Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Claremore

102 W 5th St, Claremore, OK 74017

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Graveside Service

Monday, December 11, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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