Barbara Stafford, 82, of Bryan, formerly of Hilltop Lakes, passed away on Friday, February 28, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4 at Hilltop Lakes Chapel in Leon County. Mrs. Stafford requested to be cremated and her cremains will be scattered at a future date. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Barbara was born to James Owen and Bessie (Evan) Owen in Danville, Virginia on a beautiful spring day, April 6, 1931. She graduated first in her class from Nursing School and was a Registered Nurse her entire life. She met her husband Orville in Norfolk VA where she was a nurse and he was in the Navy. They married on December 21, 1954.
They soon moved to Orville’s home state of Oklahoma. After Orville attended Technical School, they moved to Wichita Falls, TX where he went to work for Sears and she continued working as a Nurse. They lived in several cities in Texas and Louisiana before they retired and moved to Hilltop Lakes. After Orville’s death she continued to reside in Hilltop Lakes until moving to Waldenbrooke Estates in Bryan where she made many new friends.
Orville loved to hunt and fish and his first anniversary present to her was a rod & reel and a minnow pail. This trend continued throughout their marriage. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Group and Stephen’s Ministry of the Methodist Church.
Barbara loved being with her family and especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed attending church and bible study.
Her parents, her husband Orville, her son Steven Stafford, and sister Lou Ellen Hall, precede Barbara in death.
She is survived by her son and wife, David and Julia Stafford; her daughter-in-law April Stafford; her brothers Ken Owen, and Frank and his wife Maggie Own; her grandchildren Alicia and husband Gary Tracy, Daniel Stafford, Kathryn Stafford, Denton Stafford; and her beloved great-grandchildren Maizee Tracy and Keaton Tracy.
In lieu of flowers, Barbara’s family asked that you give your memorial donations to American Diabetes Association (www.heart.org) or Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).Print This Obituary