Barbara Turner Pabst

December 12, 1937April 24, 2012

Barbara JoAnn Turner Pabst, age 74 of Belton passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She was born December 12, 1937, in the Cow Creek area of Burnet County and lived in Bertram and Burnet. She passed away in Belton where she lived for many many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles “Buck” Pabst and by her mother Murle Turner Chambers. Barbara retired from the restaurant business and also worked for the State of Texas. Her happiest times were when she was surrounded by her family and friends. You could always find Barbara in her kitchen cooking and baking for anyone who came through the door.

Barbara is survived by her children Bobby Wayne Nichols and wife Kandy Kay Nichols of Weir, Deborah Kay Nash of New Braunfels and formerly of Belton, and Connie Lynn Nichols Pabst of Belton. Also surviving are brothers Johnny Turner and wife Wanda of Comanche, LaVaughn Chambers and wife Carolyn of Burnet and Jimmy Chambers and wife Betty also of Burnet; grandchildren Dustin Nichols and wife Sarah of Hutto, Tiffany Sauls and husband Jason of Georgetown, Jason Nash and wife Kristin of Rogers, Brandi Nash Green of Belton, Joshua Pabst and wife Nicole of Burnet, Colton Pabst of Belton, Charles Holloway and wife Melanie of Austin and Michelle Daniels of Odessa. Great grandchildren surviving are Lily and Mya Nichols, Riley Nash, Hunter and Skylar Green and Mark Holloway, and Parker Pabst soon to be here. Barbara is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Visitation will be held at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Friday evening April 27th from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral Service will be held Saturday April 28th at 3pm at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home with Rodney McGee officiating. Interment will follow at Smithwick Cemetery. Pallbearers named were Jason Nash, Dustin Nichols, Chuck Holloway, Jason Sauls, Josh Pabst, and Steven Chambers. Those named as honorary pallbearers were Ryan Chambers, Cliff Goonan, Kyle Alderson, Ty Chambers, and Chris Wells. Family and friends will gather at the Oatmeal Community Center after the interment service at Smithwick. Condolences may be offered to Arrangements made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, Texas.



  • Visitation Friday, April 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 28, 2012


  • Interment

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Mary Simonetti

December 16, 2012

As Deb said, the holidays are almost here and Barb will be greatly missed. My children and I were very blessed to be part of the family. Just know that she is getting the much needed rest she deserves. We all love you Barb. Mary Simonetti

Debbie Nash

November 9, 2012

Mom I miss you so much still can't believe your gone. But I know you are watching over us. The holidays are coming they were your favorite time of year-but you are still with us so we need to remember and talk about the funny things we did. No one cooks anything with out hearing your voice.I love you and miss you every day. It should be getting easier but its not. You are our angel watching over your family that misses you.

July 15, 2012

We all miss you Gran...We know your looking out for us like always...We were lucky to have you in our lives, love you forever...

Dustin Nichols

April 29, 2012

You always brought a smile to us no matter what was going on. You were always there to help any of us get through our troubles in life, and yet I still feel like you are helping me get through this hard time with your amazing strength. We love you so much and will miss you even more.

Vicki Sunderland

April 28, 2012

Granny Barb, you are gone but not forgotten. What a wonderful woman you were. I have many many memories of you, sitting at the table and talking about life. There is nothing you wouldnt do for your family!

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Teri Potts

April 28, 2012

In my contacts with Barb I always observed her to be very thoughtful, caring,considerate, gracious,self-less and giving to a fault. Even in the most difficult times, when her body didn't always cooperate, she didn't waiver from those qualities. I don't think I ever heard her speak poorly of anyone. She was a class act. May God bless and be with her family during this difficult time. She will be missed greatly.

Mary Simonetti

April 27, 2012

I have many memories with Barb and her family, she helped me with my children and I have also prepared many meals with Barb. She was a wonderful cook, a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved her family dearly. If you went to visit Barb you were not alllowed to leave without having a meal. May God draw near to you all in your time of need. Love you all, Mary Simonetti

Stephanie Eubanks

April 27, 2012

Granny Barb and all the family will always be in my prayers. Going to miss her VERY much with helping me cook and always giving me baking tips in the kitchen. God bless, I know she's in a better place. Love Stephanie Eubanks

Kathy and Sam Paterson

April 27, 2012

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Laurie Hunt

April 27, 2012

"So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them." -Hebrew Union Prayer Book

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rusty, Laurie and Perry Hunt