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Christine Sara Barker

September 21, 1950April 12, 2021
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On Monday, April 12th, 2021, Christine “Tata” Barker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away at the age of 70. Born in Potsdam, NY on September 21st, 1950 to parents Richard and Hifa Rezak before moving at an early age and living her life in Houston, TX. Chris had a passion for working with people, from her decades in HR to her dedication working at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. With her husband Jimmy Barker, Chris adopted her beloved daughter, Christy Barker in the early 1990’s and dedicated her life to her thereafter. You could not stop Chris from traveling with friends and family all over the world! She loved spending her time enjoying the company of her grandkids, dear friends and loved ones. Always one to have her camera ready to go, to capture a memory or moment to always remember. Chris was many things to her loved ones, always one to plan ahead and use her wisdom to guide others. Finally reunited with her late husband Jimmy, Chris is survived by her beloved children Christy Barker, Michael Costello, and Brett Barker; Grandchildren Landon Costello, Presley Barker and Adelynne Cherry along with numerous distant family members and close friends. Chris was the epitome of how to live a life to the fullest and love as greatly as you can. Visitation for Christine will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 10AM – 11 AM at the Oaks Mausoleum Chapel at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Celebration of Life service will follow at 11AM. Entombment Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Christy Barker, Daughter
  • Mike Costello, Son
  • Presley Barker, Grandson
  • Adelynne Cherry, Granddaughter
  • Landon Costello, Grandson
  • Jimmy Leo Barker, Husband (deceased)

Services

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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  • Entombment

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Lorraine Frazier

April 22, 2021

I was so sorry to hear the passing of Chris. We worked together at Technip. She was always so pleasant and happy. Rest in peace Chris. Prayers to her family and friends.

Steven Kramer

April 21, 2021

Forever love Chris...

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Marie And Daryl Bloomer

April 17, 2021

Chris. Will be so missed. She was a person who would light up a room. She would bend over backwards to help anybody. Her house was so festive, and smelled so good when the family got together at Christmas. She will be missed so much ,her grandchildren will miss her so much. RIP Heaven is waiting for a very special person is on her way.

Daryl and Marie Bloomer

Beverly Thomad

April 14, 2021

Chris will be missed for so many reasons, her smile was always there, she was fair to all she met. I have known her from the early years of Stone & Webster and then onto Shaw, she was such a joy to have as a friend. RIP my friend, my prayers are with all who loved you.

Kevin Fallon

April 14, 2021

I was so sad to learn of Chris' passing. She was a wonderful colleague who helped me tremendously when I needed it. Condolences to her family.

Muhammad Imran

April 14, 2021

Chris was our HR Manager and I have seen her around in office. She used to send me birthday wish every year till her retirement. This was a great gesture which I will always remember. It is a really sad news. My condolences to the family.

Steve Moran

April 14, 2021

Chris was one of the first people I met when I first moved to Houston in January 2011 and joined the team there from the UK. I always enjoyed her company and admired her strength of character when she was ill. She will be sadly missed. My thoughts and best wishes to her family and friends from across the pond.

Deana McCollum

April 14, 2021

My friend Chris,

There are so many memories that I have of my friend Chris. You were my business traveling partner for a few years. You were so adventurous and talked me into long drives that led to beautiful places that I would have never seen on my own. If we got lost, you would just laugh and say, "this is part of the adventure".

Your smile and warmth will be missed by all who knew you. The love for your family is what I will remember most. You spoke about your children and your grandchildren with such love and admiration.

My heart goes out to Chris' family and friends.
Deana McCollum

Cheryl Fellows

April 14, 2021

Chris was a beautiful soul and a great friend. Although I did not see her often, she was always there to greet me with a big smile and an even bigger hug. I will miss our back and forth comments via text during Patriots/Houston football games, one of my greatest accomplishments was getting her to like Tom Brady (LOL). I will miss her visits to N.E. and the joy on her face when she would drive around, amazed at the beauty of the N.E. fall foliage. Chris loved life and she knew how to live it....surrounded by family and friends!
I will miss her dearly,
R.I.P. my friend.

Tom Baker

April 14, 2021

Chris was a huge part of the old Stone and Webster, so sorry to hear of her passing. She meant a lot to me and was such a help throughout my career with S&W, Shaw, and Technip.

Tom Baker

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