|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1921|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 2006|
ROWENA M. BARNARD
SAN ANGELO - Rowena M. Barnard, 84, of San Angelo passed away Thursday, April 20, 2006. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, in Fairmount Cemetery. The Rev. Roger Sidener will be officiating the service. Rowena was preceded in death by her husband, her only true love of 66 years, Gerald F. Barnard; her father, Salem W. Hutchinson; her mother, Minder E. Hutchinson; her sister,
Lillian Glover; and her brother, Elvis Hutchinson.
She will be missed by her children, Jerry F. and Jana Barnard; two granddaughters, Jami and Jena Barnard; her brother, Earl Hutchinson, his wife Wilma, and their children, Mike Hutchinson, Dwayne and Kerry
Hutchinson, and Mike and Lisa Baird and Payton Baird.
Rowena was born Dec. 12, 1921, in Knox City, Texas. She fondly spoke of her parents having races to see which parent could dress the girls the fastest. Since her childhood, she challenged the world each day
with a kind heart and a sweet tooth for life that matched her keen taste for desserts. She worked as a dental assistant and an office manager; however, her most cherished job was as household engineer and mother. She worshiped the Lord at First United Methodist Church.
As her granddaughters, we remember trying on lipsticks in every shade of red, putting on her shiny, gold shoes and passing off her jewelry as our own. We used to pack our bags to stay the night with Mimi even though she lived with us, simply because the three of us thought it was
more fun that way. She always loved they way we sang "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" with our screechy youthful voices; Mimi even got a little extra giggle when we sang the silly additional lines elementary kids make up. We used to tell our Mom we were too sick to go to school
in hopes we could spend a day at the office with Mimi, looking for imaginary snakes and holding up our feet as we crossed railroad tracks. Going to the beauty shop was one of Mimi's favorite pastimes. It was much more than just nourishing the beauty on the outside; it refreshed
her spirit as well. As children, we loved going to the beauty shop almost as much as she Mimi did, but we think the reason we loved it had more to do with Mimi and less to do with the latest style. Mimi's signature color was red, and she loved to cruise the town in her Mark IV. Every guest in her home left with a full belly and happy heart.
Mimi also nurtured every animal our dad brought into the house, including our puppy Charli, the latest handful.
As we say farewell to the life Mimi led, we will treasure the memories we have made. Then, we will give a quick Mimi-like wink and say, "See you when we get there."
Johnson's Funeral Home
Salem W. Hutchinson (1895 - 1980)
Minder E. Hutchinson (1894 - 1979)
Gerald Frank Barnard (1917 - 1982)*
Tom Green County
Plot: Block 67A Row 1 Lot 5
Created by: Shawn The Grave Hunter
Record added: Nov 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16482858