OBITUARY

Barbara Anita (Allen) Drew

October 29, 1932April 3, 2018

Barbara Anita (Allen) Drew was called into the Heavenly Kingdom, Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.

Born of humble beginnings on a Montague, Texas farm to Nancy Lula and Thomas "Clyde" Allen on October 29th, 1932, Barbara was the eldest of five children. She had a happy childhood and remained close with her family throughout her life. Her parents were simple but hardworking and they instilled in her a drive to succeed and work hard for the things she wanted. Barbara married the love of her life, Rob Drew, an Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, in 1971. Barbara had many jobs but eventually established a career she loved dressing the trendiest of Wichita Falls from one of the many boutiques and fashion houses in which she worked.

Barbara was a natural, radiant beauty, yet rarely left the house without full makeup, and hair styled. She was polished, and the very essence of class and elegance. With a talent for accessorizing, each outfit in her closet was partnered and paired with complementary shoes, jewels, and purses.

People often say that their family is the most important thing, but few live it with as much passion, joy, and concern as Barbara. None of us ever had need to worry, because we knew she was doing so on our behalf. She championed our causes, celebrated our victories, and was full of grace and forgiveness for our wrong doings. Barbara absolutely loved spending holidays and reunions with her family. After her own mother's passing, Barbara missed her dearly and spoke of her daily, and even assumed responsibility for "Mother's Dog" as she was affectionately known. Barbara shared many a meal with her dogs, much to our amusement.

Aside from fashion and the love for her family, Barbara had an on-going love affair with the China Star of Wichita Falls; a loyalty only broken by a brief fling with The Olive Garden. In her later years, Barbara was most comfortable at home catching up on her stories (soap operas,) her mysteries (Perry Mason,) and old westerns while working her word puzzles. She even developed quite an infatuation with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson after seeing him in "Walking Tall."

Barbara will join her husband, Rob, her parents, Nancy & Clyde, brothers Randall and Jimmy, her son in law, Danny, and her baby girl, Anita, in His Kingdom. She leaves behind two sisters, Nancy (Billy) Glazier, and Cynthia (Ronnie) Faulkner, six children, Laura, Debbie (Danny,) Robert (Debbie,) Carla (Jack,) Clark (Judy,) and Keith (Rebecca), as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Never again will she surprise us with a 5am birthday call because she wanted to be the first. We'll miss her kisses and her giblet gravy. Her spirit, her style, her forgiveness, and especially her love will live on in us forever.

Always remember, Granny loves you.

A graveside service will be held, Saturday, April 7th at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Humane Society of Wichita County.

Online condolences may be made at hamptonvaughancrestview.com

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Sharon Nichols

April 7, 2018

So sorry to learn of Barbara’s passing.
She and my mother, Lavana Massey, worked together at Patula’s dress shop many years ago. Barbara was such a sweet lady and was always dressed perfectly. I know she will be missed.

Carla Earley

April 5, 2018

My beautiful Momma, I will miss our talks and especially my ability to make each you laugh. I will miss how very much you loved my children and grandchildren. I will always remind them that there was no greater love than she had for her family. I thank her for my passion to read- and will always remember the times she would wake me up to watch a Charlie Chan movie because we both loved the mystery. Birthdays will never be the same. My love forever.

FROM THE FAMILY