December 18, 1936 – October 4, 2019
Barbara Russell Mascorro, age 82, died on October 4, 2019 in Dallas, Texas, beloved wife of Samuel A. Mascorro, Jr, mother of Samuel A. Mascorro, III, and Christopher Randall Mascorro. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Russell Mascorro. She is survived by her husband, two sons, six grandchildren, and one sister.
Barbara was born at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas on December 18, 1936 to MSgt. Roger William Russell (USAF) and Ella Zunker Russell of Poth, Texas.
She attended grade school at Clark Air Force Base on Luzon Island in the Philippines.
While attending Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas as an undergraduate she worked at Neiman Marcus in downtown Dallas as a model.
She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA and an MA. She completed all course work for a doctorate in Art History at the University of Texas.
She enjoyed teaching Art History at various Dallas County Community Colleges and traveling extensively in Europe with her husband.
After a career in academia she became a successful Certified Financial Planner with Fidelity Investments in South Lake, Texas.
A visitation will be on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m at Calvary Hill Funeral Home Chapel. A rosary will be recited at 7:00p.m. A graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas will be held at 1:00p.m.on Friday, October 18, 2019.
- Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
- Rosary Saturday, October 12, 2019