Thursday, September 10, 2009

Beverly Jean, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, 74, passed away on Sept. 1, 2009. She was born July 11, 1935, in Cassville to Eugene and Lena Phillips. She grew up in Golden, and as a young adult moved to Kansas City, where she met Jack Duffield, and they were married on Dec. 31, 1954. She worked at Safeway as a cashier and Admiral State Bank as a teller. They moved to Hawaii and lived there for many years and she worked at the Honolulu Police Department as a file clerk. After returning to Tulsa, she decided to pursue a career in psychology. She graduated with honors from the University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma and Fielding Institute of Santa Barbara, Calif. After she earned her doctorate in 1985, she went into private practice and was involved in many academic pursuits, as well as a host of community service endeavors. She was a member of the American Psychological Association, Oklahoma Psychological Association, Anxiety Disorder Association of America and the International Transactional Analysis Association. Honors include: Henry Kendall College of Art and Science (TU), Award for outstanding scholarship; Psy Chi, National Honorary Psychology Society, president and vice president of local Psy Chi chapter; Phi Gamma Kappa, Tulsa University Honor Society; President's and Dean's Honor Roll, University of Tulsa; Scholarship, Southern Area Alcohol Education & Training Program; Chemical Abuse Scholarship by Mental Health Department of Oklahoma. She enjoyed a wide variety of interests, all of which she pursued whole-heartedly: drag racing, karate, surfing, motorcycle riding, weight lifting, body building and bicycling.

Suvivors include: her husband, Jack Duffield, of the home; daughter, Regenia Duffield Bean, of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Ree Martin, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jo Coxsey, of Berryville, Ark.; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

A memorial service was held Sept. 5 at the Community of Hope Church, U.C.C. 2545 S. Yale, Tulsa, Okla. A private service will follow at a later date at Viney Cemetery near in Barry County.