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Barbara Ladene Dillon, American professional speaker, writer. Tinker Management Association scholar, 1977, 78.


Dillon, Barbara Ladene was born on December 9, 1935 in Oklahoma City. Daughter of Leonard Paul and Ora Belle (Rogers) B.


Student, Control State University, Edmond, Oklahoma, 1960-1964; Bachelor of Liberal Studies, U. Oklahoma, 1977-1979.


Legislation lobbyist, Oklahoma Teachers Wives, Oklahoma City, 1964-1965; civil servant, United States Air Force, 1965; various office assignments, United States Air Force, 1966-1979; logistics officer, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, 1979-1981; production management specialist, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, 1981-1990; retired, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, 1990; president multimedia company, Prairie Tales, Norman, Oklahoma, since 1995. Zig ziglar facilitator Tinker Management Association, Tinker Air Force Base, 1984-1986. Chairfund-raising E-3 division, Tinker Air Force Base, 1988-1990.

Guest lecturer School Architecture U. Oklahoma, 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Donald Dean Dillon) Affirmations for a Successful Life (Or Things Your Momma Should Have Told You), 1995.


Sponsor area K-3 Toastmasters Clubs, Tinker Air Force Base, 1977-1990. Committee member constitution, deacon First Christian Church, 1976. Councilwoman City Council Edmond, Oklahoma, 1969-1973.

Board directors Hill Burton Hospital Funds, Oklahoma City, 1973-1974. Trust fund member Edmond Utility Trust, 1972-1973. Deacon First Presbyterian Church, Edmond, 1969-1973.

Member Oklahoma City Professional Speakers Toastmasters Club (president 1990), Look Who's Talking Toastmasters (mentor 1990, secretary, treasurer 1991-1992), Sooner Toastmasters (secretary, treasurer 1991-1992, Outstanding Toastmaster 1994), 3001 Toastmasters (president, Outstanding Toastmaster 1984), Toastmasters International Oklahoma (lieutenant governor education and training 1991-1992, administrative lieutenant governor 1990-1991, governor District 16 1992-1993, Distinguished District award 1993, Distinguished Toastmaster 1984, and recipient of The Distinguished Toastmasters award, 1997, Able Bronze and Silver award 1990, Outstanding Area Governor District 16), Tinker Management Club (4th vice president 1984), Oklahoma Territorial Tellers, Oklahoma City Boomer Storytellers (president 1995-1996, education vice president 1994-1995).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: water aerobics, fly fishing, water colorist, reading, bluegrass music, Beethoven.


Married Donald Dean Dillon, March 21, 1954. Children: Timothy Scott, Lisa Colleen.

Leonard Paul B.

Ora Belle (Rogers) B.

Donald Dean Dillon

Timothy Scott Dillon

Lisa Colleen Dillon