"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." - Proverbs 31:25
Tracy Rachelle (Moore) Burnett was born to Tom and Patricia Moore in Holdenville, Oklahoma, on April 13, 1971, and passed from this life on July 7, 2023. The first of four girls, she grew up in Chandler, Oklahoma, and after graduating from Chandler High School, Tracy earned her degree in education from Oklahoma State University.
In June of 1995 she married Ronald (Ron) Burnett, and they spent an incredible 28 years together. They had two children, Hayden and Sutton, who were Tracy's pride and joy. She loved supporting them in sports and other activities. Tracy was extremely proud of them both.
Tracy was an amazing wife and mother, always thoughtful, working quietly behind the scenes. She revered and respected her parents, learning her father's value of hard work and integrity and her mother's caring, spiritual nature. She gave great advice and was a fantastic cook. Tracy was very funny in the way only the most quick-witted people can be. She appreciated a good book and promoted reading to the children in her life, indulged in growing beautiful plants and flowers each spring, and could discuss government and current events with the best of them.
A well-respected educator who taught social studies at Pawnee (Okla.) High School for decades, Tracy continued her education and has been the principal at Pawnee Elementary School since 2015. She loved both stages of her career and was very excited about the community's new elementary school that will open this fall. She truly enjoyed her work, her colleagues, and being a part of the team that provides opportunities and positive futures for students. Tracy was a member of Pawnee First United Methodist Church.
As a child, Tracy cherished her family's trips to Eufaula Lake each summer, which may have sparked her fondness for the ocean. She enjoyed traveling and looked forward to summer trips with Ron and the boys. She and her sisters have taken a girls' trip every fall since 2009 with a little sightseeing thrown in between shopping, great meals, and lots of laughter, all of which also provided narrative for the recipe blog they co-wrote. Tracy also enjoyed weekend visits with her in-laws, which often spurred the sharing of school stories with sisters-in-law and nieces, all fellow career educators.
She is survived by her husband Ron, sons Hayden and Sutton, parents Tom and Patricia, father-in-law Howard Burnett and mother-in-law Jo; sisters Kathy Argyle (and Lerell); Robin Fuxa (and Barry); Erin Thornton (and Albert); brother-in-law Steve Burnett (and Debbie), sister-in-law Kristi Lauck (and Terry), sister-in-law Cindy Sealy, many nieces and nephews whom she adored; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She had very close friends she considered as family, many of them life-long. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Russell and Lorene Moore and Joseph and Velma Anson; uncles Billy Gillespie and Buddy Heard; and cousins Tina Conatser, Jennifer Gillespie, and Richard Heard.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the First United Methodist Church (400 W. 7th St.) in Stillwater.