Barbara June Brown
July 26, 1934 – November 22, 2019
Barbara June Brown, 85 of Amarillo passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 surrounded by her beloved family.
The family will receive guests on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm in the Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Director’s Pioneer Chapel, 5400 Bell Ave. A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10am in the Pioneer Chapel with Bob Schroeder presiding. Burial will be private.
Barbara was born in a farmhouse in Retrop, Oklahoma on July 26, 1934 to Marvin and Ruby (Boyd) Hall. The family lived in multiple towns in Oklahoma before finally finding their way to Texas. She graduated from Canadian High School in 1952. Barbara attended Hendrick Hospital at Hardin Simmons University where she graduated as an RN in 1955, a profession she loved.
She met Billy J. Brown in 1953 as she was leaving Hardin Simmons, and Bill was leaving for the Korean War. They were married on September 30, 1955. They lived in Abilene until Bill was discharged from the Air Force. Barbara worked at Hendrick Hospital while Bill was in Korea. She went to work at St. Anthony’s Hospital as a Registered Nurse in the operating room. She held many positions in the OR, and the last 15 years, she was the director of surgical services.
Together, Barbara and Bill joined Paramount Christian Church in 1983, which later became Hillside Christian Church.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents, sister Donna Cain and nephew Cody Holliman. Those left to cherish her memories are her sons Monty Brown and wife Christi of Lucas, Texas and Mark Brown and wife Tammy of Amarillo; grandchildren Michael and Katie Brown and their son Casen, Miles, Trace, Wyatt, and Hunter Brown, David and Casey Bellner and their children Zoe and Zeke, and Amanda and husband Zach Bartlam and son Brooks. She also leaves behind her Daughter in Love Rae Ellen Brown, Brother in Law Artis Cain, her niece Chris Brewer and Husband Leo, nephew Corey Holliman and wife Lexy and their son Austin, and Kevin Brown and wife Shellie. She is also survived by doctors, nurses, and technicians and co-workers all of which she loved serving with during her career; as well as may dear friends and neighbors, especially Glen and Wanda Young.
- Artis Cain , Honorary Bearer
- Leo Brewer , Honorary Bearer
- Corey Holliman , Honorary Bearer
- Les Dillehay , Honorary Bearer
- Scott Spies , Honorary Bearer
- Kevin Brown , Honorary Bearer
- Glen Young , Honorary Bearer
- All of Barbara's beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, Honorary Bearers
- Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Barbara June Brown
November 27, 2019
I was honored to have known Barbara at St. Anthony's Hospital during the 1980's. I was the Employee Benefits Coordinator and, as such, I loved working with Barbara. She loved her her staff and working with her was a joy. I remember what a privilege it was to be a guest at one of the holiday dinners the Surgery Department hosted
November 26, 2019
I had the privilege of working with Barbara at SAH for about 12 years and in 6 of those she reported to me. She amazed me at how she kept the OR running, juggling staff, while always providing quality care and keeping the physicians happy. The physicians didn’t just like Barbara, they respected her. I learned from her and respected her as a professional and loved her as a person. I affectionately called her “Mother Brown”. We had fun but worked hard too. We had a code in the paging system with one code meaning I just need to talk to you at some point, and the other meaning, get to the OR now! It made me laugh, but it worked. You could also tell how much she loved Bill and her children as she talked about you.
Rest In Peace, Mother Brown! I will see you again!
Gary & Loretta Hall
November 25, 2019
What a great cousin. We send our love and prayers to our Texas family. Barbara was one that loved family and was interested in each one . We will always remember that smile and when we talked over the phone, you could almost hear that smile. Love you all.
November 25, 2019
Dear Barbara's family, My deep and sincere condolences in this great loss.She was a friend over 50 years !She was thoughtful, kind, much compassion.Iknow she is happy and at peace.PRAYERS FOR ALL FAMILY MEMBERS DURING THIS SAD TIME. SINCERELY, MAIDA VILLASENOR
November 24, 2019
I will miss Barbara, she was a wonderful person that I saw weekly. I will miss our conversations that we shared. She was a very special lady.