Barbara M. Herring

October 24, 1951December 24, 2019

Barbara Merle Herring, 68, of Deer Park, Texas was called home to Heaven to be with Our Lord on December 24, 2019 with her family by her side.

Barbara was born to William Atkins and Edna Merle Beasley, on October 24, 1951 in South Houston, Texas. She graduated San Rayburn High School in 1970. She then Studied Business and Accounting at San Jacinto College, while working as a single parent and raising her eldest son. She married Bill Herring in 1976 and they lived together in Deer Park, Texas. Together they raised two children.

She leaves as her legacy two sons, Ryan Herring and wife-Gloria, Christopher Rife and wife Jennifer, daughter- in-love, Amy Martinez; also her cherished grandchildren, Andrew Stice, Jonathan Martinez, Brandon Rife, Bailee Burke, Marissa Burke, Geneis Rife; great-grandchild, Delilah Martinez, sister-in-law, Deborah Atkins; nieces Jaime Mill and husband David, Jennifer Atkins, Jessica Atkins; nephew, Christopher Atkins.

Her children remember her as loving, caring and kind but stern. ” A person that whom accepted all the children in her biological or not as her own life”. Her greatest love was her grandchildren. She excelled in her field of Accounts Payable and Receivables. Mainly working in the equipment rental business until she retired in 2008. She was passionate about her work and made many lifelong friends along the way. Barbara’s other passions included, a love of her faith and savior Jesus Christ, tending to her home, flower gardens and lawn. She also loved her dogs and gambling. She was out-spoken when she felt something was unjust. Most of all she loved her husband Bill Herring.

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 9, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 10, 2019 in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Grand View Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Gordon Bethel, Steve Borden, Gordon Herring, Jonathan Martinez, Brandon Rife and Travis Wilson.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2020


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Patricia Wyble

January 3, 2020

Barbara and I are first cousins, as her Mom was my Daddy's sister. We had lost contact but found each other again. We shared loving wishes for each other. But our plans to get together never happened as she became too sick. Her passing is such a sadness and I can only offer a prayer for her peace and that of her family. Hold each other close and be grateful for the blessing of her and your Dad in your lives.

Kari Banks

January 2, 2020

I remember sitting in your living room numerous times listening to one of your great stories. You were always so kind to me and my sister and that I will never forget. I enjoyed every minute of it. ❤️

Bettye Stewart

January 1, 2020

Rest in Peace Barbara. I went to high school with Bill, I'm thinking maybe I went to Queens with you. Wish I could have met you. Fly high, I'll meet you on the other side.