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Barbara Anne Crawford

4 décembre 194027 juin 2020
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Barbara Anne Carr Crawford passed away on June 27, 2020, at the age of 79. Barbara attended St. Joseph’s Academy and the Baton Rouge Trade School. She worked for Gulf States Utilities and was active in the Jaycee Jaynes, attending eight national conventions. She was a 50+ year member of PEO Chapter E, serving as president from 1984-1986 and 2003-2005. She attended the PEO International Convention in Winnepeg, Canada. Barbara was also a member of Faith Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert Morris Crawford; daughter, Tracey Crawford Maguire and husband, Brian; grandchildren, Molly and Brennan Maguire; and numerous other family members. She is preceded in death by her mother, Eva Barbay Carr; father, Thomas Wyatt Carr; and numerous aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Visitation will resume at Greenoaks on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from 9:00AM until the time of funeral services at 10:00AM. Burial will immediately follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s name to the St. Joseph’s Academy Foundation, PEO Chapter E (Baton Rouge, LA) or Cottey College (Nevada, MO). The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Hospice of Baton Rouge. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.greenoaksfunerals.com

Services

  • Visitation

    mardi, 30 juin , 2020

  • Visitation

    mercredi, 1 juillet , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    mercredi, 1 juillet , 2020

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ENVOYEZ CONDOLEANCES
Sandy Riley

juillet 10, 2020

I was so sorry to read about Barbara's passing. Tracy and Bob, you (and Barbara) will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Marlene Sheely

juillet 1, 2020

Sincere condolences to Barbara’s family. She was a great PEO sister to me and will be missed. May she Rest In Peace and you find comfort in cherished memories.

Carol Nicholson (Ch. W)

juin 30, 2020

I am a member of Ch. W, Barbara was one of the happiest, smiling people I know. I always enjoyed being with her at conventions and other P.E.O. functions. She will be missed.

Laura Schram

juin 30, 2020

I remember Barbara she was a such a sweet lady. We were talking one day and she found out I quilted and she asked me if I would make a T shirt quilt for Tracey and I was so excited she trusted me with the quilts. She was so kind and sweet she will be one of the nicest people I have ever met

Laura

Patti Exner

juin 29, 2020

What a wonderful person! So sad to read of Barbara’s passing. We worked together in several UHigh activities. Thoughts and prayers for the family...

James and Kay Moore

juin 28, 2020

Dear Barbara was such a supportive church friend who we will forever cherish. We send love and condolences to the Crawford family.

Susan Cooper

juin 28, 2020

I remember how friendly and outgoing Barbara was when our families got together at Christmas. Robert did a fantastic job of caring for her when she got sick. Rest in peace, Barbara.

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Biographie

If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Barbara Anne Crawford. She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Barbara was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

      Barbara was born on Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Thomas and Eva Carr. Barbara was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Barbara was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Barbara's personality throughout her life.

      For Barbara, the school routines were never a problem although she generally preferred variety to structure. She seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And she was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Barbara was also adept at details. Barbara was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in 1958. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

      College can be a challenge, but Barbara appeared to be well equipped to succeed. She had a knack for staying focused and on track no matter what was going on around her. Barbara had the ability to work undisturbed through all of the constant interruptions that are a regular part of college life. Barbara enjoyed using the skills she'd already learned and applying them to new courses. She knew the facts and rarely made factual errors. She earned her Secretarial Certificate from Baton Rouge Trade School.

      There was one thing that all of Barbara's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that she was a talker. She could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Barbara was such a popular person throughout her life. But Barbara was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Barbara was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Barbara was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Barbara was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Barbara was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Barbara made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of her best friends were Kay Bryant and Nina Rose Carazo. Later in life, she became friends with Alethia Hall and Kathleen and Charlene Barrileaux.

      Barbara was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. Barbara cared for what others thought and carried that into her marriage. On June 17, 1967 Barbara married Robert Morris Crawford at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Compassionate and devoted, Barbara worked hard to make her new life partner happy.

      Harmony was important to Barbara and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Barbara was blessed with one child, Tracey. They were also blessed with two grandchildren, Molly and Brennan. Barbara was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Barbara was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Barbara would listen before she would act.

      Taking her work seriously came naturally to Barbara, and she expected the same from those around her. Barbara was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Barbara was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Barbara handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was a clerk, store manager, then a homemaker. She was employed for 9 years by Gulf States Utilities, the YWCO for 7 years, and then for 20 years by Hallmark. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

      A methodical woman, Barbara enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts. Her favorite pursuits were traveling, volunteering, camping, and spending time with friends.

      Barbara was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth her best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Barbara was always enthusiastic and a great team player. Recreational sports included bowling on the Gulf States Utilities Team. Barbara also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite teams whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were LSU basketball and football with Robert.

     Her keen interest in things that affected the lives of other people led Barbara to become actively involved in professional and community organizations. Because she was outgoing and worked well with others, Barbara did her fair share of volunteer work. And she wouldn’t shy away from taking the lead on committees or events, either. She was a born list maker and was great at creating and sticking to schedules. Throughout her later years, Barbara was an active member of the St. Joseph's Academy Alumni Group, the YWCO, and PEO. She was also active in her daughter's school PTA groups.

     Her high moral standards and traditional values served Barbara well with her faith. Religion and faith were important to her. She was a member of Sherwood Presbyterian for 35 years, and Faith Presbyterian for 10 years. During that time, she served on the Officer's Nominating Committee, the Mariner's Group and as Assistant Manager of the Church Barbecue. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

      A generous and compassionate woman, Barbara accomplished much during her lifetime. Though she never set out to gain individual recognition, Barbara was recognized and given awards for her many and varied efforts throughout her life. Some of her most prestigious awards included becoming president and treasurer of the Jaycee Jaynes, and receiving an award for Outstanding Regional Vice President. She served as a two-time president of PEO Chapter E.

      Not only did Barbara enjoy traveling, but she also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. She was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. She rarely tired of going back and revisiting her favorite places. Favorite vacations included an Alaskan Cruise, a Lewis and Clark Riverboat Cruise, vacations to the Bahamas and Hawaii, and many camping trips to Disney World.

      Barbara was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Casper, a poodle, who was a best friend for 12 years. Her family was rounded out by her other dogs, LoDo, Andy, Miranda, Heidi, Lucky, Peabody, and Penny.

      Since it was easy for Barbara to meet and get to know new people, she quickly made friends, even in retirement. Once she met those new friends, she loved sharing stories and talking about the good old days. Since she was practical and cost effective, Barbara was ready when that day to retire finally came in 2016. In retirement, she found pleasure in taking care of the home, and visiting with her grandchildren. Even in retirement, Barbara stayed in touch with her old friends and made plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities that retirement offered her.

      Barbara passed away on June 27, 2020 at home. Barbara fought a brave battle against Dementia. She is survived by her husband, Robert; her daughter, Tracey; and her grandchildren, Molly and Brennan. Services were held at Greenoaks Funeral Home. Barbara was laid to rest in Greenoaks Mausoleum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

      Barbara was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Barbara was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Barbara Anne Crawford.