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Metcalf Funeral Directors

1801 East White Oak Terrace, Conroe, TX

OBITUARY

Barbara Jean (Frazer) DuPaul

March 30, 1943December 3, 2019
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Barbara Jean Frazer DuPaul, 76, joined our Lord on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. She was born in Cuero, Texas to the late Oscar Frazer and Carrie Hermes Frazer. She and her husband of 60 years, Theodore William DuPaul, moved to Conroe from Corpus Christi in 1966, to be near her mother. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and had a special devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary and served our Lord all her life! She was devoted to her husband and children, volunteering at their school and church, a Girl Scout Leader, & Catholic Daughter.

She received her IBM certification, worked as an Inhalation Therapist for Conroe Hospital & as a Dental Assistant, for Dr. Dunaway.

She is preceded in death by son Theodore D. DuPaul and grandson David DuPaul and is survived by her loving husband Theodore William DuPaul, daughter, Deborah DuPaul Ehrhart and husband John Ehrhart, son William D. DuPaul and wife Lisa DuPaul. She adored and loved spending time with her grandkids John W. Ehrhart, Shaun Ehrhart wife Melissa, Tiffany Ehrhart, Rachael DuPaul LeBlanc husband Brandon and step-grandchildren Daniel Anderson wife Allie, Crystal Malak, Bobby Anderson Great grandchildren: William Ehrhart, Timothy Ehrhart, Skylar LeBlanc, and Embree LeBlanc and step-great grandchildren: Wyatt Malak, Agatha Anderson and Callum Anderson

Sibling: Kenneth Frazer, and preceded in death by siblings Lucille Beeson, Buck Frazer, Maggie Collier, Ann Potter, Catherine Frazer, Ruth Brown, Charles Frazer. Also, preceded and survived by many beloved, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and numerous other relatives and friends. Her smile, the twinkle in her eye and laughter will never be forgotten.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Metcalf Funeral Directors, 1801 E. White Oak Terrace Conroe, Texas, 77304. A funeral mass will be Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 109 N. Frazier St. Conroe, Texas, 77301. Interment will follow at Garden Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Association: https://www.alz.org

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Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Rosary Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life Monday, December 9, 2019

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Diana Darilek

December 30, 2019

They were always so sweet and loving. She had a sweet calmness about her and always made you feel welcome. We loved going to see them and playing games. Always in a good mood although I know she suffered a lot. I remember we came down one time and Uncle Ted was racing. When they got back she said she brought the track back on her face. You could tell she loved it. We will miss her dearly. Love u Aunt Barbara . Di

Judykaye Priour

December 29, 2019

I remember one time there was a bunch of us that went to church and it started raining and everyone took off and I got left at the church I was around 4 or 5
Mom says I was upset with her cause it was her church
But she came back and got me and all was good
She was such a loving person
May you rest in peace AUNT BARBARA
Love you always judykaye

John William Ehrhart

December 20, 2019

Granny always made sure Shaun, Tiffany and I had tons of awesome presents at Christmas. She actually told us we could fill up a shopping cart at Walmart one year, and that totally blew me away! Staying at Granny and Papa's house was always a lot of fun. Swimming pool, hunting, fishing, tons of TV channels, horses, and all kinds of tasty food! Those trips to Granny and Papa's house added comfort and richness to my childhood and helped shape who I am today.

John Ehrhart

December 14, 2019

I have many memories of my mother in law, Barbara! She had a big influence on our family. An image comes to mind when I think about her... After a long flight from Texas to Seattle, and then a long drive to Tacoma, Washington... to see and hold her first grandchild, John William... she beamed joy and love and pride. A wonderful moment. She was always the epitome of sweetness and cordiality and helped us in many ways for over 40 years. I loved her and I miss her...

Debbra Dorris Farley

December 13, 2019

She was always a special Aunt. I loved her dearly. I remember spending alot of time with her growing up. She will be missed.

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Biography

Barbara Jean Frazer DuPaul was a modest woman, quiet and observant in her ways. She was trustworthy and traditional in her approach to her life and in her relationships. She was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew her. She was also a woman who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything she undertook.

Barbara was born on March 30, 1943 at Cuero Hospital in Cuero, Texas. Her parents were Oscar and Carrie Frazer. Barbara was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve her well throughout her life.

Growing up in the Frazer household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Barbara was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared. Barbara was raised with eight siblings. She had two older brothers, Buck and Kenneth, five older sisters, Lucille, Maggie, Ann, Catherine, Ruth, and one younger brother, Charles. Barbara was constantly involved in activities with her brothers and sisters. Barbara and her siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Barbara was always consistently loyal to her family. When Barbara was 13, she moved in with her big sister, Ann.

Barbara managed to have a pretty good time in high school as she made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Barbara was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using her exceptional memory, she was able to learn much through observation. Barbara always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though she could easily master any problem that might be presented to her.

Always considered to be a solid friend, Barbara was fortunate to have numerous acquaintances and several very close friends during her life. She was committed to her friends and valued the trust she placed in them. It was not uncommon for Barbara to go beyond the call of duty for others.

On February 13, 1959 Barbara exchanged wedding vows with Theodore William DuPaul at the Justice of the Peace of Mexico. Compassionate and devoted to Ted, as he was to her, Barbara held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. She took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it her total commitment. She was a source of strength to Ted and using her gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, she worked hard to make her new family happy.
She and her husband of 60 years, Theodore William DuPaul, moved to Conroe from Corpus Christi in 1966, to be near her mother Carrie Frazer.

Barbara brought the same traditional values in her marriage to bear on how she raised her children. Barbara was blessed with three children, two sons, Teddy and Billy, and one daughter, Deborah. She was also blessed with five grandchildren and three step-grandchildren, John, Shaun, Tiffany, Rachael, David, and step-grandchildren Crystal, Daniel, Bobby. She was a good parent to them, always firm while teaching them values that would serve them well the rest of their lives! Barbara was also a walking schedule, always seeming to know what everyone in the family needed to do, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there.

Barbara greatly enjoyed what she did and her primary occupation was housewife and momma. While she mainly remained a housewife and mother, she also held a few notable jobs. She worked as and inhalation therapist for Montgomery Co. Hospital. Later, she became a dental assistant for Dr. Dunaway. When the kids were older, she joined Pat Walker’s Figure Salon. Realizing the valuable asset Barbara would be, she was approached and asked to be a Manager at Pat Walker's Figure Salon. She was a hard worker who expected the same in return from her co-workers. She was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. She was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. Barbara worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Barbara liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into her hobbies, where she was very methodical in how she organized her activities and categorized things. A few of her favorite pursuits were square dancing, bowling, painting ceramics, and traveling.

In the early years, Barbara was an active member of the Catholic Daughters and Girl Scout Leader. She stepped in when her daughter needed a leader or there would be no Girl Scouts for the girls. She volunteered at her children's school as well as her grandchildren's school.

Barbara was a woman who was dedicated and devoted to her faith. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for over fifty years! Barbara's stewardship also included participation on various church functions as well as a Catholic Daughter. She was a sympathetic woman who valued her beliefs and was willing to work tirelessly for them.

Barbara enjoyed traveling and taking vacations with Ted, children and grandchildren. Since she was an early starter and had a knack for planning everything, traveling with Barbara appeared effortless. She enjoyed researching all of her options and applying cost-effective planning techniques. Plus, no matter where she traveled, Barbara always had a back up plan at the ready, just in case. Later, she traveled with cousins and sisters to places that included Grand Canyon, Mississippi, South Dakota, Wyoming, Yellowstone.

Barbara was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. She always seemed to have a dog and one of Barbara’s favorites was Dude, a Shih Tzu. They were best friends for 16 years.

Barbara Jean Frazer DuPaul passed away on December 3, 2019 at home with family by her side. Barbara fought for several years a brave battle against dementia. She is survived by her husband, Ted, daughter, Deborah, son, Billy. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Barbara was laid to rest in Garden Park Cemetery.

Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Barbara Jean Frazer DuPaul. She was committed to living the life of a good woman who was both practical and trustworthy. She was committed to the traditional values that she upheld her entire life. She committed herself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around her. Most of all, she was committed to those she knew and loved.