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Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home

4216 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX

OBITUARY

Barbara Joyce Dvorak

August 28, 1940October 2, 2019
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Barbara Joyce Parsons Dvorak, age 79, passed away peacefully October 02, 2019 at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Community Hospice of Texas. She was born at home on August 28, 1940 in Burt, Iowa to the late Sumner and Marie Parsons. She married the love of her life and best friend, Raymond George Dvorak, in San Antonio, Texas on January 25, 1964.

Barbara, known to her family as “Gammie”, loved to love on others. She welcomed all into her heart and greeted everyone with a warming hug and kiss on the cheek. She enjoyed any time spent visiting with family, and considered being with family the biggest blessing she could have. She was a wonderful baker, with a passion for making the best banana bread you’ve ever tasted. Her hands were rarely still. She shared all her baking creations with her grandchildren and enjoyed spoiling everyone around her with all the love she could give. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and best friend.

For many years, Barbara worked at the University of Texas in Arlington as a secretary for the athletic department and was like a second mom for many students. It suited her servant heart. She believed in being compassionate, giving, and kind to everyone she met, which she joyfully exemplified with her glowing smile and understanding nature.

Although she faced several health related adversities, she conquered each struggle with her favorite Bible verse, Jeremiah 30:17 — “For I will restore health to you says the Lord.”

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Raymond Dvorak, her brother and his wife Russell and Caradene Parsons; her two children Reed Dvorak and Reve’ Hissong (husband Tom); grandchildren, Re’my Yowell (husband Jeremy), Alexa Hryekewicz (husband Andrew), Brielle Faris, Evan Dvorak, Samuel Dvorak, Grayson Dvorak, Brittney Underwood, Brady Hissong and Mallory Hissong, nephews, Steve Dvorak, Craig Dvorak (wife Mary), and Ryan Dvorak. She was preceded in death by her parents Sumner and Marie Parsons; sister, Mary Lee Oliveria; and niece Vickie Iverson. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Please join us in celebrating her life Saturday afternoon October 12, 2019 beginning at 1:30 p.m. with a Service to begin at 3 o’clock p.m at Moore Funeral Home, 4216 S Bowen Rd, Arlington, TX. Inurnment will take place at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, TX at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Alzheimer's Association at https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/ or to St. Jude Children's Hospital at https://www.stjude.org

Services

  • Visitaton Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2019

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Barbara Dittmer

October 5, 2019

Barbara and I were best friends all through school and during high school were in many musicals and small groups together. We both loved to sing and had great times at rehearsals.
After she moved to TX we didn't see each other as often but remained close. Her twins, Reed and Reve' were about the same age as my daughter Valerie and son Todd. They also became friends and always got together on every trip to Iowa. Had fun skiing, at Mankato, MN, playing cards etc. Even during a blizzard my kids became stranded at Grandpa and Grandma Parsons farm home. When we finally got them home, Valerie's boyfriend had to spend the night here! It was a harrowing night!!! When we visited them in Arlington, it was always a fun time. We saw our first professional baseball game while there! Ray loved to show us around his home town and Barbara always had a wonderful meal and treats for us. We will genuinely miss her!!! Keep in touch Ray, and our sympathies , hugs and love are with each of you. God Bless - Barb & Duane Dittmer.

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Biography

Barbara Joyce Parsons Dvorak, age 79, passed away peacefully October 02, 2019 at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Community Hospice of Texas. She was born at home on August 28, 1940 in Burt, Iowa to the late Sumner and Marie Parsons. She married the love of her life and best friend, Raymond George Dvorak, in San Antonio, Texas on January 25, 1964.

Barbara, known to her family as “Gammie”, loved to love on others. She welcomed all into her heart and greeted everyone with a warming hug and kiss on the cheek. She enjoyed any time spent visiting with family, and considered being with family the biggest blessing she could have. She was a wonderful baker, with a passion for making the best banana bread you’ve ever tasted. Her hands were rarely still. She shared all her baking creations with her grandchildren and enjoyed spoiling everyone around her with all the love she could give. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and best friend.

For many years, Barbara worked at the University of Texas in Arlington as a secretary for the athletic department and was like a second mom for many students. It suited her servant heart. She believed in being compassionate, giving, and kind to everyone she met, which she joyfully exemplified with her glowing smile and understanding nature.

Although she faced several health related adversities, she conquered each struggle with her favorite Bible verse, Jeremiah 30:17 — “For I will restore health to you says the Lord.”

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Raymond Dvorak, her brother and his wife Russell and Caradene Parsons; her two children Reed Dvorak and Reve’ Hissong (husband Tom); grandchildren, Re’my Yowell (husband Jeremy), Alexa Hryekewicz (husband Andrew), Brielle Faris, Evan Dvorak, Samuel Dvorak, Grayson Dvorak, Brittney Underwood, Brady Hissong and Mallory Hissong, nephews, Steve Dvorak, Craig Dvorak (wife Mary), and Ryan Dvorak. She was preceded in death by her parents Sumner and Marie Parsons; sister, Mary Lee Oliveria; and niece Vickie Iverson. All of these she loved and touched deeply.