Mrs. Eunice M. Nance Barta

May 6, 1918April 24, 2010

Eunice Marie Barta, age 91, of Gonzales passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010 in Gonzales. Mrs. Barta was born to Percy and Rosie Hardin Nance on May 6, 1918 in Lulling, Texas. She married Frank Barta on November 5, 1952 in Lulling, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Floyd and Leonard Nance; sisters Dorothy Miller, Edith Weeks and Patsy Clark. She is survived by her husband, Frank Barta; sister, Mary Elizabeth Davis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and numerous neices and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. with family receiving friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 2:00 P.M. at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Gonzales with burial to follow at the Lulling City Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home, Gonzales, TX. 830-672-3322


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 28, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mrs. Eunice M. Nance Barta

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Dawn Miller

April 26, 2011

All Grandma Nance's sisters are together again and rejoicing in that, I know! Aunt Eunice, you are missed but in a much better place. We will join you there by and by. I love you. Your niece, Dawn.

Goergia Martinez

April 21, 2011

Even though the year has come with out you here, there isn't a day that goes by that you aren't missed. I think of you often. I remember your smile, your voice when you spoke. I love you so much. I miss you more every day.

Ann Marie Corbett

April 21, 2011

My Precious Auntie,
Sunday, April 24, 2011 is Easter. Is the First Anniversary of the day that I had to say goodbye to you. It was so hard because I love you so much. Yes, we have missed you terribly. For this past year Uncle Frank has missed you the most. It has been hard for him but, he is a Stong Bohemian Man and has done well to keep going. It is hard to believe that he is now 94.
I know you look down on him. You are His Guardian Angel as well as Ours.
Your memories will always be cherished and you will never be forgotten. Keep Smiling that Sweet Smile and Rest in Peace Forever.
Oh by the way Auntie... My name is no longer Royce. I had it legally changed a few months ago. My Daddy never liked it neither did I. Anyway, it is "Ann Marie". I took Your Middle Name, Eunice Marie as well as my Little Sister, Jackie Marie.
See, we will remain as close as ever.
I Love You. Happy Easter

Ann Corbett

May 3, 2010

My Precious Auntie,
You were such a big part of my life since the day I was born. You told me about You and Uncle Frank coming to see me and thought I was a BEAUTIFUL BABY.
I spent most of my life growing up at MawMaw and PawPaw's house. I remember you telling me about taking me home with you and Uncle Frank when I was little. I have so many wonderful memories of the times I spent with you.
Leaving MawMaw's on the way to your house, Uncle Frank would stop at the Country Corner, the two of you would get a beer and I would get a Root Beer. There was a bear and tiger and I use to feed the bear chips.
I remember on Saturdays, you would give me a quarter when we went to town. Betty Jean and I would go into that dollar store. I would find some little trinket or buy candy.
I also remember helping to clean those chicken houses after the pullets were picked up. We had all of those jars to wash and feeding trays to clean out. I worked hard. Early in the mornings, the chicken trucks would come and pick up the Pullets and / or bring baby chicks. They were so cute. It was fun feeding them but sad to find one dead. I do recall one time you saying between the three chicken houses, they held 10,500 chickens.
Uncle Frank worked at the Co-Op and you worked in the chicken houses. You use to say,"That was YOUR MONEY". :)
I recall Uncle Frank milking cows in the mornings. That Fresh warm milk was SOOOO GOOD. After it cooled, you took the cream off and made butter.
Too, there were eggs to pick. I picked a lot..
You would kill a hen and pluck the feathers and made DELICIOUS FRIED CHICKEN. You made the best.
The day before Uncle Frank planned to go to the Auction, he had to pin up calves or cows. The morning of, he would start to load, he would holler at you because you were not doing something his way. It was kinda funny. I went to the Auction with him so many times.
When I got older / grew up, I could talk to you about things that My Mother would not hear of. You were always there for me and no matter what the cause, you never stopped loving me, You were my Second Mom. Mother's Day, I always let you know how Special You Were and How Much I Loved You. Uncle Frank would ask why and say You were not my Mom... You would say. "you did not give birth to me but you were the next thing to it. YES YOU WERE :) :)
When Marla was born, she became No.2. She grew up at your house as well. She actually spent more time than I did. She was six weeks old when you took her for one week. For almost two years, you had diapers flopping on your clothes lines. People that drove by knew Marla was there. Uncle Frank bought her a pair of boots. She was run around outside in her boots and panties. She loved climbing on the fence, prowling around in the barn, she would be out of the yard until one of the goose would come after her. She got pinched a lot but she never learned. She looked forward to when school was out because she would stay the entire summer. She loved it there, She Love You and Uncle Frank So Much.
You could not keep Georgia. She was always sick or something going on with her. She cried a lot too. She did not spend all the time with you.
Along came Megan. She was the apple of your eye. She has always been Beautiful and Smart in School. She loved her Auntie too.
You will be missed so much and Uncle Frank's life will change without your presence. You left taking all My Love with You. You also took the beautiful flower arrangement Megan picked for you. She picked out the flowers there at the florist. I had them tie a ribbon around them. Being long and flat there was not place to put them ONLY BESIDE YOU. YES AUNTIE! You are LOVED.

Georgia Martinez

April 29, 2010

My Dearest Auntie, You be will missed but never forgotten. I will forever chersish the memories I hold close to my heart in your abesence. I look through the photos & think back to those days I am a part of....I see you holding my precious baby girl Megan & will forever be grateful you got to be a part of you her life. Thank you for all that you did for me. I love you!
Love Always,
Georgia Ann