Gladys Eldena Barrett

December 5, 1925April 28, 2018

Gladys Barrett, age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Greenwood county, Kansas on December 5th, 1925 and was the youngest of six children. Her father was a farmer and as the Great Depression grew worse, the family moved to Grove, Oklahoma. Shortly after graduating high school in 1942, Gladys, her best friend and sister moved to Long Beach, California to work for Douglas Aircraft, building bombers for the war effort. Gladys married the love of her life Jack Barrett on March 22nd, 1952 in Houston, Texas and years later, they moved to New Braunfels for their retirement years. After Jack passed away, she moved to Sugar Land to be near her family. She was an active member of The First Presbyterian Church and always looked forward to her Wednesday night dinners with The Nifty Fifty Group. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack and daughter Linda. She is survived by her son Jack and wife Courtney, her stepdaughter Kathleen Horcica and husband Jim, her Grandchildren Frankie Sosa and wife Lauren, Suzy Bustos and husband Gustavo, Jonathon Horcica and wife Kim, Caroline and Jeb Barrett, her Great Grandchildren Gustavo and Bella Bustos, Olivia Barron, Frankie Junior and Blayde Sosa, Bromleigh and Aidan Dobson. There will be a Graveside Service on Wednesday, May 2nd at 10 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The MS Society.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Gladys Eldena Barrett

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Stone and Nancy Richardson

May 11, 2018

Dear Family,
Stone and I have good memories of Gladys and Jack. We visited them in their home in New Braunfels with Wanda and Jack Richardson. Jack was in his comfy chair with his cane telling colorful stories and Gladys was busy preparing a home cooked dinner. She would not let me help much, assuring me that she had everything under control. She was a delightful kind hostess (and a good cook) and made sure everyone was comfortable. I noticed, too,how attentive she was to her husband. Jack was truly blessed to have such a loving wife.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Jesse and Dianne Morton

May 4, 2018

Jesse and Dianne Morton remembering good times with Gladys, Jim and Kathy and family at Christmas, New Years and birthday parties at the Horica's house. Heaven has a new angel.