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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
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Barbara Mirth Barkowsky

March 23, 1932 - June 16, 2018

Funeral services for Barbara Mirth Barkowsky, 86, of Lamesa will be held Friday, June 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lamesa with grandson, Jerret Sykes officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson County Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home.
Barbara passed away June 16, 2018 in Houston, TX, surrounded by her children. She was born March 23, 1932 in Lamesa, TX, to Beachy and Erma (Snell) Barron. She married Bo Barkowsky on 02/04/1951 at Midway Baptist Church. They were married for 47 years. She loved singing in the First Baptist Church choir and with her family. She loved telling the old, old story of Jesus and his love as a Sunday school teacher and especially to her family. Some of her fondest memories were the never-ending activities in the Klondike community. She was a founding and longstanding member of The Heritage Club with her lifelong friends. She loved playing with her dominos groups and was a fierce competitor. But her happiest moments were being in her home surrounded by the love, laughter, and chaos of her family.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Sykes of Houston; son, Barron Barkowsky of Lamesa; and daughter, Gloria Froman and husband, Joey of Cypress; grandsons Jerret Sykes of Dallas, Lee Barkowsky of Lubbock, Clayton Sykes of Austin, Quinton Barkowsky of Andrews, and Troy Froman of Cypress; granddaughters Amanda Lovell of Midland, Amber Franklin of Weslaco, and Nicole Froman of Cypress, and her granddaughter of heart, Autumn Nelson of Fayetteville, LA; great grandchildren Hattie, Laine, and Bo Sykes, Brayden and Cooper Franklin, Lillian Lovell, Logan and Luke Barkowsky, and Cassen, Liam, and Dahlia Barkowsky; sisters, Linne Hancock of Fort Worth, Clara Dean of Andrews, Grace Key of Slaton, and Elaine Huse of Midland; brother, Ross Barron of Lamesa; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Larry Bo Barkowsky; great-grandson, Aaron Bo Aten; brothers Virgil and Robert; and sister,Sue.
Family suggests memorials to St. Judes Children 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send condolences online, please visit


Barbara Mirth Barkowsky
March 23, 1932 - June 16, 2018


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