|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1926|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 2001|
Cleo Barkley, 74, of Houston, Texas died January 25, 2001 at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born September 29, 1926 in Bay City, Texas to the late Huelen Allen "Buck" and Cynthia Caroline "Callie" Blaylock.
Mrs. Barkley retired from the Rice University library in 1983 and was a very active Volunteer at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
She was a member of and past president of the Braeburn Women's Club of Houston, and stayed active until the final three weeks of her life playing bridge, reading, and enjoying being with friends and family. Her dignity, strength, sweet spirit, and sense of humor will be remembered by all that knew her.
Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Dr. Charles A. Goolsbee of Rockport; brother and sister-in-law, Al and Nancy Blaylock of Dallas; grandson, Charles N. Goodsbee of Dallas; nephew, Layton Blaylock and wife of Anita of Austin; niece, Susan and her husband Dr. Paul Funk and their children Leeann and Layton all of Dallas; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Barkley Williams Piercy and her son Travis Williams both of Bay City; dear cousin and friend Helen Cates Neary of Bay City.
She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty nine years Howard Norman Barkley, Jr., her son Howard Barkley, III and granddaughter Leighann Goosbee.
Funeral Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Harley Savage and the Rev. Nick Novak officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charles N. Goolsbee, Donald Pollard, Dr. Bob Kelly, Dr. Fritz [Fred] Matthes, Dr. Gary Welch and John S. Simons. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Penny, Bill Thompson, Vernon Leissner, Jack Huebner and Carl Anderson. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Houston Hospice or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, January 26, 2001
Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery
Plot: Sect 9 Bl 6 Sp E
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Record added: Oct 24, 2012
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