Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home

10501 Garland Road, Dallas, TX


Barbara Catherine Furstenberg

May 9, 1933July 26, 2019

Barbara Catherine Furstenberg, 86, of Dallas, Texas, passed away at her home on July 26, 2019. She was born in Dallas on May 9, 1933. Barbara graduated from North Dallas High School and afterward went to work for Mutual of Omaha where she was employed for her entire career. Barbara married Gregory Anthony Furstenberg on June 28, 1975. They had a wonderful life together; married until his death in 1998. A member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas, Barbara was active as a lector. She was a member of A.C.T.S. and Catholic Daughters. Barbara’s faith in Jesus Christ, and devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary was central to her life. She influenced many with her openness and sharing of her faith and trust in God. She deeply loved her family and will be so missed by all.

Barbara is survived by her step children, Vicki Furstenberg widow of step son Jim Furstenberg, Janet Carlton and husband Charles Carlton, Judy Brewer and husband Ben Brewer, Julia Bronstad and husband Tom Bronstad, Joe Furstenberg and wife Tricia Furstenberg, Jenny Fuller and husband Don Fuller. Barbara is survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Barbara is also survived by sister Margaret Lonergan and husband Daniel Lonergan, and sister Mary Graham. She is survived by many nieces, and nephews, as well as grandnieces and grandnephews.

A funeral service will be held on September 14, 2019, at St. Patrick Catholic Church 9643 Ferndale Rd., Dallas, TX, beginning with recitation of the rosary at 10:00 a.m. followed by Mass. Interment will be at Calvary Hill Cemetery, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, TX 75220.


14 September

Rosary & Memorial Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church

9643 Ferndale Rd
Dallas, TX 75238


Barbara Catherine Furstenberg

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Barry Coggins

August 5, 2019

I have such a vivid memory of Greg and Barbara's wedding. It was truly beautiful. And how Barbara loved Greg. She was always a first class person who enjoyed life to the fullest. Even to the end of her days, she was posting observances and comments to friends and family on Facebook. Her faith was ever present in her life.

God Bless You Barbara and thank you for the love you shared with all of us during your time on this earth...

Tensia Milan Simmons

August 2, 2019

So sorry to hear about Barbara's leaving us. Greg and Barbara lived next door to us in Lake Highlands neighborhood growing up and both were so welcoming neighbors. I have so many memories of the Furstenberg's since they were part of our Milan family. Barbara made a wedding brunch banquet for my wedding and she was so generous and a perfect hostess to our friends and family.
Greg and Barbara went with us to a family wedding in Guadalajara and she enjoyed the mariachi music and the Mexican food we enjoyed the whole weekend. She enjoyed life and entertaining friends and family in her home with her Greg. She took my brother Henry under her wing and treated him like a son. She will be reunited with my brothers in heaven.