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Barbara Ann Barron
August 1, 1933 ~ February 24, 2019 (age 85)
Barbara Ann Barron passed away February 24, 2019, at the age of 85. Barbara was born August 1, 1933, in Jackson, Mississippi to Jesse Frank and Gladys Eileen Tucker. Her father was the Superintendent of Texas A&M Printing Press and Visual Aids Department while her mother took care of things at home. Growing up with her older brother Jesse Frank Tucker, Jr., Barbara loved to go to wrestling matches with her grandfather every Friday night. She liked going bowling, playing games, and working on crossword puzzles. As a student at Stephen F Austin High School, she was the president of the tennis team, where she won the state championship in doubles. She also enjoyed hanging out with her friends and playing the drums in the high school band.
Barbara was a wonderful mother to her four children. Even though each of them claims to be her favorite, they all meant the world to her. She raised two young children on her own as a single parent, and made sure to instill good values in all her children. They always knew they were loved “a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck” and she enjoyed spending time with them. They have very happy memories spending summers at Lake Whitney as a family. Barbara was a very kind hearted and loving person. Her smile was contagious.
Barbara supported her family by working as a residential property manager. She loved her job, and it was a good fit for her outgoing personality. She loved working with people. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed watching sports. She loved the Aggies, Astros, and the Dallas Cowboys, but even more she loved being at the ball fields with her kids and grandkids. She never missed a game, and made a lot of memories and friendships at the ball field. A strong Christian with a deep faith in Jesus Christ, Barbara was a member of Colony Baptist Church in Missouri City, Texas. She believed deeply in the Golden Rule, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Her selfless attitude was an outward show of this deep faith.
Barbara leaves behind her four children and their spouses: Rick and Vicki Barron, Terry and Jim Rich, Lisa and Richard Socha, and David Barron and Denise Sabatino. She also leaves her six beloved grandchildren: Chad and Susan Barron, Julie and Lance Roth, Michael and Ana Rich, Jodi Rich and her fiancé Jack MacGregor, Brandon and Kellianne Barron, and Whitney and Jordan Hayes, along with her eight great grandchildren: Blake Roth, Ella Rich, Natalie Rich, Jake Rich, Emma Tallant, Bristol Barron, Breck Barron, and Wesley Hayes.
To honor Barbara’s life, her family has planned a service on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2 PM at Hillier Funeral Home of College Station. In lieu of flowers, her family asks donations be made in Barbara’s honor to Hospice Brazos Valley or the Alzheimer’s Association.