|Death: ||Mar. 24, 2013|
Elizabeth Tristam "Tristy" Barford, age 41, of Temple Terrace, Florida, died instantly in a car accident on Sunday evening, March 24, 2013 in Tampa, Florida.
Tristy was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and raised in Temple Terrace. She was a 1989 graduate of Tampa Bay Vo-Tech High School in Tampa and attended Lamar College in Colorado. Tristy was a hard working sales professional who had a love of animals, especially horses. She was an excellent marksman with her pistol and had dreams of doing mission work in Cuba. Tristy was a loving daughter and sister, dedicated to her family. She was a true friend to many who remember her as having the biggest, brightest smile and she was happiest outdoors, hiking, riding her bike, or enjoying the beach. Her light continues to shine bright in the memories of all who were fortunate enough to know and love her. She is survived by her brothers, Andy (Jeanne), Adam (Andrea) and her parents, Fran and George Barford.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Tristy's memory to the Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 14th. St. W. Bradenton, Florida, 34205 www.humanemanatee.org. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.blountcurryterraceoaks.com.
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.
Created by: Dr. William McDonald
Record added: Mar 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107485836
Thinking of you today. God bless you.|
Added: Aug. 12, 2014
"Tristy," it is a privilege to create a memorial page for you. I read about your hopes to lead a missions trip to Cuba, and one can only wonder why dreams like that go unfulfilled. You were obviously a person of beauty and impact. May God hold you safely ...(Read more)|
Dr. William McDonald
Added: Mar. 29, 2013