Jean Barham

October 25, 1931August 19, 2012

Jean Barham passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, after a 12-year courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Interment: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Barnabas United Methodist Church, 5011 W. Pleasant Ridge Road, Arlington, Texas 76016, or a charity of choice. Jean was born in Dallas on Oct. 25, 1931, the second daughter of Manley and Clara Jones. She was raised in Dallas and Oak Cliff and graduated from Sunset High School in 1948. She received her B.A. degree in journalism from the University of North Texas in 1952. Jean married her high school sweetheart, Richard, in 1952. They had three daughters. Jean loved children and taught kindergarten for 12 years. She was a life member of the Texas PTA and was also very active in her church. Thanks to the Odyssey Hospice and to those who furnished daily care from Home Instead Senior Care. In particular, thanks to Telisa, Pam, Linda, Arnedria, Maureen, Paul, Debbie and many others too numerous to mention. Because of you, Jean had a life of dignity until her call home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ. We will miss her greatly. Survivors: Her husband of 60 years, Richard H. Barham; daughters, Julie Sherrell and her husband, Ray, Jeanie Hodde and her husband, Chris, and Jill Daiber; seven grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Maxwell Hodde

September 19, 2012

All there is to say is I could not have been blessed with a better Grandmother. She set an example for me that will follow me for my whole life. Thank you for everything Nana. I love you dearly.

Mike & Bonita Hodde

August 23, 2012

We are sorry to hear about the passing of Jean. It is clear from the pictures in the photo gallery that she and Richard had a special bond. The pictures also show that she was surrounded by a loving family and shared her love with her daughters and their families. Though she has passed on, to what we all know is a better place, her love and impact on so many lives will be with you forever.

August 22, 2012

From a former Sunset High Classmate - my sympathy to you Richard in the loss of Jane. Sam Akin at White's Chapel UMC kept me informed about you. God bless and keep you!
Rev. Hiram Johnson - Sunset Class of 1949

Shelley & Herb Dawson-Baerwaldt

August 22, 2012

To the entire family, we are very sad for your loss. We know it is hard to lose someone so dear no matter what the circumstances. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies to you all.

Sue and Anil Dandona

August 22, 2012

Our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy. She was a noble person always willing to help.

Bill Harrod

August 22, 2012

My sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.