OBITUARY

Barbette Ann Roth

April 3, 1973July 11, 2018

Barbette Ann “Barbie” Roth, 45, earned her Angel Wings July 11, 2018 with her parents, Barbette Knobloch and Charles R. Roth, and “Big Brother” Robert J. Roth by her side.

Barbie was born April 3, 1973 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Faced with Trisomy 14 (a hereditary chromosomal abnormality) and Cerebral Palsy at birth, Barbie wasn’t expected to live past infancy, but she defied the odds, until she succumbed to Squamous Cell Carcinoma in her mouth. As a “Navy Brat”, Barbie called several Naval Air Stations home, including Corpus Christi, San Diego, CA, Guam, and Millington, TN where she graduated from school in 1991. Barbie also lived in Ocala, FL, Hammond, NY, and a number of North Houston suburbs, with her final earthly residence in Conroe, TX where she lived with her Mom. Barbie gained many life-long friends, everywhere she went.

Barbie was an avid bowler, having won numerous gold medals in the Florida and Texas Special Olympics. She loved to sing and was a member of the Resound Special Needs Choir at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in The Woodlands, TX. Barbie also belonged to Kiwanis AKTION Club, a service club for adults with disabilities. She spent much time at the South County Community Center, playing Bingo with her Mom. Barbie thoroughly enjoyed crafting and was often found creating something for any given occasion.

Barbie was seldom seen without a smile on her face and had a way of brightening anyone’s darkest day. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. “Big Brother” Robert was Barbie’s biggest fan, having taken his “Boogie Bear” under his wing since the day she was born. Along with her parents and “Big Brother", Barbie is survived by her nephew Riley J. Roth, sister-in-law Kimberly Toal Roth, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and a multitude of friends.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Vitas Hospice Care, Millennium Oncology, Millennium Radiation Center of the Woodlands, Memorial Hermann Hospitals, The Woodlands United Methodist Church and their huge group of friends, for their unwavering love and support during Barbie’s end of life journey. A Memorial Service will be held for Barbette Ann Roth at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380, at 1:00pm on July 28, 2018. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite Special Needs Organization.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 28, 2018
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Kareen Ratliff

July 30, 2018

What a lovely memorial service for a beautiful lady! I noticed that Barbie has the same birthday as I do. I will always remember and celebrate her life and spirit on that day. Daniel also wanted to let you know how special it was for him to sing in the Resound Choir with Barbie.

With Love and Prayers to your family,

Kareen and Daniel Ratliff

Denise Revette

July 21, 2018

I’m so glad I got to meet beautiful sweet Barbie a few years ago, she will have a lasting impact on my heart! Her years on earth may have been too short but the love she had for everyone and the many memories she’s made with so very many will live on forever. Her genuine smile always through her toughest times.. amazing young woman ! My love and prayers to Barbette and family to help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you. Fly high beautiful angel!

Victoria Glover

July 20, 2018

We will miss you Barbie! You were such a wonderful, loving and happy Lady! Always loved to see the bright smiling face of this wonderful angel! We have lost an angel here on earth but God has gained an angel in Heaven! I know you will always be keeping that beautiful smile and everyone happy up in Heaven, because you did here.

Ruth Anne Redd

July 20, 2018

Rest In Peace, dear niece. You fought a hard battle, but now you are pain free. We love you and you are missed.
Aunt Ruth Anne & Crystal

Susan Jennings-Schwinn

July 20, 2018

My deepest condolences. Although I never got to meet Barbie, I grew to enjoy her smile through the many FB posts. Rest In Peace. You will be missed and never forgotten by all who love you.

Marie Kuzmov

July 20, 2018

Condolences to Barbette, family and friends! She will be missed by me and her strong ability to never give up and always go on fighting with a smile, no matter how many times life became difficult.she truly loved people!

Jean Rayno-Dick

July 20, 2018

The WAVES will miss you every month, Barbie and all the trinkets and goodies you prepared for us will never be forgotten. Rest in peace dear Barbie ... until we meet again.

Jan Parks

July 20, 2018

Barbie, your smile and friendliness will be with me always. Love and prayers to your family during this...the most trying of times. RIP my little Princess till we meet again.

Love...your friend...Jan Parks

Cloe Smith

July 20, 2018

In a word, SMILE. She always had one along with a generous heart.

LOIS Rachels

July 20, 2018

So full of life and love, we will keep Barbie alive with 45 years of happy memories!
Positive thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort to Barbette, Charlie, Robert, Kim, and Riley, as well as to the rest of the family and her multitude of friends.
We love you to Infinity and Beyond, Barbie Doll!!!!!
Aunt Lois and Uncle Greg