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Barbara  Marsh

Barbara Nell Marsh (Graham)

Friday, February 22nd, 1946 - Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Obituary

Barbara Marsh,73, of Woodway, passed away on December 16th, 2019 at her home after her long, courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Friday, December 20th at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Boulevard, Waco. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 21st at Valley Mills Cemetery.

Barbara graced our world with her birth to Nell and Ike Graham on February 22, 1946. She grew up in the small town of Raymondville, TX and graduated from Lyford High School in 1963. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree at Texas A&I University, majoring in English and Speech. Barbara was excited to return to her alma mater in Lyford as a High School English teacher. It was there that she met and married the love of her life, Bill. They married in 1968 and went on to have three beautiful, stubborn children. Barbara moved with her family all over the State of Texas, before retiring to be near family in 2001. Her love for her husband and her family never wavered, reaching a cherished milestone of 51 years of marriage.

After raising her husband and 3 kids, 15 years in education, and 13 years in the Department of Human Services, Barbara decided to retire and spend her days loving her family. While she enjoyed teaching, her favorite job was being a mother and a grandmother.

Barbara’s life was defined by Love. Her love of God, her love of life, her love of family, her love of friends, and her love of the beach. Even though she was an English teacher, she never learned the definition of stranger. She was always generous with her smiles and she was never harsh with her words.

Barbara invented the phrase “Random Acts of Kindness.” The light in her soul has touched so many people that the axis of our world tilted slightly when she became an Angel.

Little known facts about Barbara: She ruled the Scrabble Board. She has beaten every Zelda game ever made and lost 1000’s of hours of sleep doing it. She loved rolling down hills in the grass, especially with her grandchildren. She collected turtles and salt-n-pepper shakers. She loved candy, frozen margaritas, and her Mother’s crunchy tacos. She aspired to be a beach bum. Lighthouse paintings light up her house. She loved Star Trek and thought Captain Picard was sexy.

We will miss her.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Nell and Ike, her sister Shirley, and her grandson Colby.

Barbara is survived by her beloved husband, Bill; her sister, Kathy; her children, Tray, Becca, and Jennifer; a baseball sized team of grandchildren; and a starship full of cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation online at https://themmrf.org/ or mail to: P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 20th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 21st, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Valley Mills Cemetery
    Address
    VALLEY MILLS, TX
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  • Interment

    Location
    Valley Mills Cemetery
    Address
    VALLEY MILLS, TX
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MARY CORREA

Posted at 11:31am
Juan And I were saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. She was a delightful person, and great to be around. Our sincerest condolences to the family. The Heavens have certainly gained a beautiful angel in heart, and soul.
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Posted at 09:34am
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Claudia Marsh

Posted at 07:09pm
To the family of Barbara, I am sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have fond memories of visiting with Bill and Barbara when I have been in Waco for a visit. Please accept my sincere condolences. Claudia Hutchison Marsh
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