Barbara Jean (Wells) Dickey (July 9, 1939 – May 15, 2020)
Barbara Jean Wells Dickey passed on Friday, May 15th, 2020 at the age of 80.
She and her husband Ray Dickey lived in Arlington, Texas, where Ray worked for LTV Aerospace and Defense in Data Acquisition.
Barbara Wells Dickey of Arlington, Texas, was born in Lexington, Nebraska on Sunday, July 9, 1939 to Walter and Amelia (Kufeldt) Wells. The first of three children, Barbara attended grades K through 12 in Lexington. She then graduated from the Immanuel School in Omaha, Nebraska, earning her degree as a registered nurse in 1960. Soon afterward, she married the love of her life, Ray Allen Dickey, in Lexington on Saturday, September 24, 1960.
The couple made their home in Denver, Colorado where they welcomed their first son, Steward (Stu) into the world on October 28, 1961. They then moved to Arlington, where their second son, Scott, was born on August 6, 1964.
Barbara's passion was researching her family's history and over the decades she proved to be an accomplished genealogist. She served the Arlington Genealogical Society in a variety of positions through three decades beginning in the 1970s.
She also volunteered to help maintain records at the US Federal Archives in Fort Worth, Texas for many years.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2015, but battled back after surgery and radiation treatments; her cancer was in remission for the remainder of her life until kidney disease took her from her family on May 15, 2020.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, and by her brother, Walter Leroy Wells.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Dickey; her son, Stu Dickey and wife Karen, both of Arlington; son, Scott Dickey and wife Cynthia, of Woodinville, Washington; and by her sister, Carol Wells, of Denver, Colorado. She is also survived by her grandchildren who were the joys of her life; Logan Dickey, Ryan Wdowik and Drew Wdowik, all of Arlington, and Kristin Dickey of Woodinville.
Services are pending.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the BreastCancer.org (https//www.breastcancer.org), or to the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library (https://arlingtonlibrary.org/ffapl)
Wade Family Funeral Home
4140 West Pioneer Parkway; Arlington, Texas 76013
- based on obituary published in the Star-Telegram on May 24, 2020, and on the website of the Wade Family Funeral Home.
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