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Barbara Jean Roy Novak
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1927
Palestine
Anderson County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 2009
Rohnert Park
Sonoma County
California, USA

Barbara Jean Roy Novak, 81, passed away peacefully, Aug 16, 2009 in Rohnert Park, Calif. with her family at her side.

Jean was born Aug 19, 1927 in Palestine, the daughter of the late Thomas H. Roy Sr and Blanche Harding Roy Faunce.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Frankie Novak in 2004; brothers, Thomas Roy Jr, and Jack Roy; and sister, Maurine Ivory.

The Novaks moved about during Frankie's 17 year Naval career. They returned to Palestine in 1988 to help care for Jean's mother and enjoy the companionship of her sister and brothers again. They moved back to Calif. in 1997.

Jean had many talents, painting, quilting, gardening, and cooking to name a few. She retired from Hamilton Air Force Base at the highest level a civilian could attain; she sold real estate in Novato, Calif.; and she operated a successful antique business in Palestine in the 1990s. Whatever she set her mind to do, she did well.

Jean is survived by daughters, Rebecca Harte, and Pamela Warfield of Calif.; sons, Frankie Novak Jr of Ariz., and Sam Novak of Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Locally she is survived by her sister, Margie Bernard, and sister-in-law, Laverne Roy. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Hiram Roy (1901 - 1974)
  Blanche Virginia Harding Faunce (1909 - 1999)
 
 Spouse:
  Frankie Dodd Novak (1920 - 2004)
 
 Siblings:
  Margie Virginia Roy Bernard (1924 - 2012)*
  Thomas Hiram Roy (1926 - 1997)*
  Barbara Jean Roy Novak (1927 - 2009)
  Jack Roy (1929 - 1991)*
  Maurine Roy Ivory (1931 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: Bernard-Trigg
Record added: Sep 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41738142
Barbara Jean <i>Roy</i> Novak
Added by: Bernard-Trigg
 
 
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 Added: Sep. 8, 2009
 
 
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