Kara Miranda former Macomb teacher passed away

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We regret to inform you of the passing of former Macomb teacher Kara Miranda. She was an amazing artist and friend to many. She will be missed. -Scott Hawkins, Alumni President

Kara Danielle Miranda passed away on February 20, 2021 due to congestive heart failure in Branson, Missouri.  Her last days were spent enjoying and spending precious time with her husband and children on vacation. 

Kara was born March 14, 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Karl and Brenda (Phillips) Roberts. 

Kara graduated from high school in Blanchard, Oklahoma.  She majored in communications and studied Public Relations at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma where she received a Bachelor’s degree.  She then studied Secondary English Education at St Gregory’s University pursuing her Master’s degree.  

After graduating from college, she worked in Graphic Design for a few years and then began her teaching career.  She taught fifth grade at Macomb schools, taught at Liberty Academy, and substituted at Shawnee Middle Schools.  She was a student advisor at the OU Heath and Sciences Center, and at the time of her passing was working from home teaching online classes to students through E-School Academy. 

Kara was devoted to her children, Marcus and Lilli.  With her love and devotion, she was always by their side.  She was their encourager and cheerleader and was very proud of her children.  She married the love of her life, Dustin Miranda on April 17, 2020.  As newlyweds they shared many plans and dreams.  The enjoyed traveling and visiting with friends and family.  Their happiness as a family was a joy to see.

She was a very kind, giving, caring, and compassionate person and loved life.  One of her favorite quotes was “Laugh, smile, love, and live as much as possible each and every day.  Life’s short so live it well!”  Kara was a dedicated Christian and had led many lives to know Christ.  Her life was a living example of the bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 – “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”  She attended the Sooner Harvest Church of God in Midwest City.  Kara loved her family and loved to sing songs of praise to her Lord and Savior.  She had a beautiful voice and shared her talent for many years on the church Praise Team.  

Kara was a loving wife and mother to her husband Dustin, and her children, Marcus and Lilli.  She loved to teach in the fields of English and art, and she worked very hard to provide the best possible educational experiences for her students.  She was very creative and artistic, which is evident in their home, and she enjoyed crocheting in her spare time.  She loved music, camping, and spending time with her precious family. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda Phillips Roberts; and maternal grandparents, Bill and Betty Phillips; and paternal grandparents, Jack and Jean Roberts. 

Kara is survived by her husband, Dustin Miranda; her two children, Marcus Xavier Ray Pekah and Lillian Emeri Kaydence Pekah; her father and step-mother, Karl and Sandray Roberts; sister, Melinda Moore and husband Noah; brothers, Wayne Markham and partner Gene Goforth, John Markham and Kenneth Roberts; and her many aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces, all of whom she loved and touched deeply. 

Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2021 at Cooper Funeral and continue through service time. The Service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021 at C3 Cross Connection Church. Reverend Ken Kerbo, C3 Cross Connection Church and Reverend Ernie Wright, Sooner Harvest Church of God in Midwest City will be officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. Please join the celebration of Kara’s life through Cooper Funeral Home’s Facebook page for live streaming of the service.

Cooper Funeral Home Link