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Barbara Lawson

April 20, 1935December 27, 2017
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Barbara Lederman Lawson, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and friend died on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born to August and Anna Lederman on April 20, 1935 in Dallas, Texas, where she lived the remainder of her life with the exception of her sacred New Mexico summer home.

She was a student of literature, a voracious reader throughout her life. Rarely a day passed that one didn’t see her with a book. Perhaps owing to this, she was quite the wordsmith and possessed a sweet clever wit. She enjoyed traveling worldwide and made a tradition of providing annual adventures for her children and grandchildren. Her generosity was best seen in her sharing of spirit, time and treasure. “Bebe” judged her greatest blessing in her life to be her grandchildren. However, rescue animals may have been the luckiest beneficiaries. Other hobbies included bridge, tennis, and enthusiastic political activism. She was a forever Cowboys fan, and thanks to her husband, Doug, she became decidedly a “Duke Crazy”.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Doug Lawson; daughters, Ann O’Dwyer, Cindy Custer and husband, Gil Kerley; grandchildren, Ben Custer and wife Nana, Zach Custer, Hannah Shelton and husband, Austin.

A memorial service, following a private family burial, will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Barbara’s memory to any animal rescue of choice.

We would like to express our gratitude to palliative care angel, Dr. Elizabeth Carroll. Many thanks to Bill W.

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  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, January 4, 2018

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Angela Jeannet

January 14, 2018

Dear dear friend, I live so far from you. I tried to contact you repeatedly in the last few months. I am broken hearted. Met you in 1958, had wonderful times with you. You were so generous and full of life. We never forgot each other through the many years of our lives. Your neighbor in Sherman, TX and friend always

Missy Gale

January 9, 2018

What a beautiful video remembrance of Barbara. My prayers are with you Doug.

Paula Perry

December 31, 2017

Your mother and your entire family will always have a special place in my heart. She lived a fabulous life and left a legacy which lives on in her family. I'm so thankful I was able to know her. Peace with you at this time.

Ben and Sue Casey

December 29, 2017

Doug and Family,
While we know that Barbara is in a better place, we all celebrate the wonderful memories we have of her compassion for life and her caring for all of God's creatures. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Ben and Sue Casey

Pam Carpenter

December 29, 2017

Doug, Barbara was your sweetheart, and your sweetheart she'll remain in heaven. I pray God's grace and peace for both of you and her family. They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.

Linda Arnold

December 28, 2017

Doug and family, Barbara was such a special person. As soon as you met her you knew she was genuine. Her laughter and love for life sparked her smile. The love she had for animals goes without saying. She will be missed but never forgotten. Barbara please watch down on all of us. We will watch for your family!

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