October 14, 1924 – January 21, 2021
Barbara " Barb" Hallock transitioned to be with God on 1/21/2021. Barb was born on 10/14/1924 in Falmouth, Cornwall England to Andrew Richmond and Eleanor "Nell" Cook. She was adorable, smart, compassionate, caring and full of energy. At sixteen, she joined the land army in England to help her country during World War ll. It was during this time that she met a sailor from the United States, Wayne Edwin Hallock and was soon married. She survived all the horrors of the war, but she also lived her life to the fullest. She loved to dance and frequented the officers club. After the war, she immigrated to Michigan with her new husband and a few years later gave birth to a daughter, Patricia Ann "Paddyanne" Hallock. Barb became a citizen and went to work at Ionia Manufacturing ultimately becoming an expert in repairing and touch up of new corvettes to ready them for the showroom floor. She was the first woman elected as union steward and eventually was the first woman to sit on the top committee of the union. She was a fighter for people’s rights and had no fear in standing up to anyone who violated them. She always said that she had the best job ever and really enjoyed it! While in Michigan she, Wayne and Patricia joined the Catholic Church. She knitted baby hats, boots and blankets to donate to hospitals and the church. She opened her heart and home to her daughter's friends and provided them a shoulder to cry on or a place to stay. She raised her young niece, Barbara Mary "Barbie" Hanson as her own for 5 years and always considered Barbie as her own daughter. After the death of her husband, she learned to drive at age 42. She was so proud of that! A few years later, she returned to England where she cared for both of her parents until they passed. She returned to the United States where she lived out the remainder of her life with her daughter. During that time, she was blessed by God to survive colon cancer. Barb loved life and people. She could talk for hours with a total stranger. People gravitated to her; everyone loved her and would always say that their life was made so much better with her in it. She loved meeting friends for breakfast or lunch at Emerald Island Casino.
Her favorite games were keno and video poker. Barb was an avid football fan and followed her favorite team through the entire season. She loved watching and talking about politics just as much! MSNBC was her favorite channel. She loved all of her friends in her daily life and those she looked forward to seeing at church every Saturday evening. She was remembered for saying "lovely' whenever she was pleased with something. She, herself was a "lovely" and amazing person, friend and mother who will live on in the memories and hearts of everyone who was blessed with the opportunity to know her. She loved and adored God, Jesus, Holy Spirit and Mary whose hands she is in now. We want everyone to celebrate the wonderful moments and memories that they experienced with her! Mom you are an amazing mother, best friend and role model! Barbie and I are so blessed to be your daughters. We love you mom and look forward to joining you again on the other side. You are forever in our hearts! We love and miss you! We pray God welcomes you with a loving embrace and the assurance of a life well lived...
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmboulderhighway.com for the Hallock family.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Catholic Charities, or light and candle, say a mass said in her name, or simply remember her in your prayers. Thank you in advance for your kindness.
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St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
February 24, 2021
RIP Aunt Barb!!!
February 24, 2021
Received your note today. Sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. We never have our parents long enough...always a void. I have memories of your Mom when you lived in Stanton. She was feisty with a sense of humor. My heart goes out to you.
Love and Prayers,
Stan and Suzanne (Michigan cousin)
January 31, 2021
My Dear Pat - I was so very sorry to hear from Lil about the passing of your Mom. My heart breaks for you. It will be 8 yrs this June since I lost my Mama & I still miss her every day. The ache just never goes away. I always enjoyed talking with you & your mom & looked forward to seeing you both. Your Mom had such a wonderful smile & such a special way about her. Our Saturday family is very special & I miss seeing & hugging everyone. I will have my brother, Fr Cassian Folsom, say a mass for the repose of your Mom's soul. You are in my thoughts & prayers... I send you a great big hug & pray that God will grant you the strength & courage you will need. Much Love, Leah
January 29, 2021
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother, Barbara. Your mom had a twinkle in her eye, a smile on her face and always uplifted everyone around her with her classy British accent and wit. She truly was a lovely lady.
I will miss seeing my Saturday evening Mass “church buddy.”
May God wrap His arms around you, Pat, and give you peace and comfort.
January 29, 2021
Paul and I are truly going to miss you Barb. We are so thankful and blessed that you were part of our lives. Sure going to miss the candy from England that you would share with us. Rest in peace "lovely" lady, we love you.
January 28, 2021
I met Barbara and Pat years ago at the casino! We always had so much fun together! She was an amazing caring person! I would get such a kick out of some of her famous quotes! If it wasn’t rubbish it was Lovely! And Lovely she was! I am so very glad Barb was part of my life! She loved her daughter Patricia more than anything! They were more like great friends! Barb you will be missed by all those who’s life you touched!! Miss you dear friend. RIP!!
January 28, 2021
My mother has said the nicest things about Barb for years. She loved meeting her at Emerald Island and having breakfast with her. Barb’s life was amazing. What an awesome role model she was. Helping her country, standing up for others and being there for people who needed her. I can only hope to aspire to be like Barb. I’m so sorry for the loss of your amazing mother. I am sending you much light and love.
Jenny (Candy’s daughter)