Barbara Mason Hamric

February 24, 1923June 8, 2014

Barbara Mason Hamric, 91, of Dallas passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Presbyterian Village North where she had resided for over nine years. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, and a grandmother who enjoyed many special times with her two granddaughters and her grandson. She was a stylish and creative person, who loved travel, enjoyed being with her many friends, and maintained a wide range of interests throughout her life. She was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on February 24, 1923, the eldest of four children of Ralph L. Mason and Evelyn Jackson Mason. She attended University of Michigan where she met her future husband, Fred Hamric. After marrying during World War II, they lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan while her husband completed law school, and then moved to Houston, and a few years later to Dallas where they lived for more than 50 years and raised three children. At age 62 she completed her college degree at University of Texas at Dallas. She is survived by her son, Laurence M. Hamric and wife, Ann G. Roy, of New Orleans, Louisiana; her daughter, Sara Hamric Freund, and husband, Joseph W. Freund, of Vienna, Virginia; three grandchildren, Andrew C. Hamric and wife, Amy Hallquist Hamric, of San Diego, California, Caroline J. Hamric of Arlington, Virginia, and Anna E. Freund of Houston, Texas; and two great grandchildren, Cooper J. Hamric and Bailey D. Hamric. She is also survived by two sisters, Lynn Shirley of Key Biscayne, Florida, and Judith Dittrich of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Fred L. Hamric, her son, David Hughes Hamric, and her brother, Baird B. Mason. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Wynne Chapel at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation and designated for Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund or Presbyterian Village North Caring Fund. Online condolences can be made at


  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Kay Haas

June 19, 2014

To the Hamric family,
My husband worked with Mr. Hamric at Thompson and Knight. The Hamric's were so nice to us and a wonderful couple. Even when we moved from Dallas I continued to send a Christmas card to Mrs. Hamric and received one from her. She was a great person and we will miss her.
Kay and Sam Haas

Barbara Mitchell

June 17, 2014

Sara, this is a voice from your past - Barbara Adams Mitchell - my sister Patty and I lived down the street from you on Bryn Mawr. We both send our condolences on the loss of your mother and hope you and your family are doing well.

Claire Manigold

June 16, 2014

What special family memories I have a Barbara and Fred. Two wonderful devoted friends of our family. Both are greatly missed, I think of the joyous reunion in Heaven of Barbara and Fred and May and Carswell. Precious dear friends.

Marva Sewell

June 14, 2014

There are no words to describe how beautiful of a soul you were.i love you so much and you will bei missed greatly.R.I.P.

Latoya Williams

June 11, 2014

Memories of the time we shared together will live on forever.

carol penny

June 11, 2014

Words can't explain the love I have for you !!!! R.I.P