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Barbara Ramsey Talley

October 6, 1934 - November 22, 2021

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Barbara Ramsey Talley, age 87, of Frisco, Texas passed away on November 22, 2021. She was born on October 6, 1934, to Marion (Rogers) Saunders and Cyril Vincent Saunders in Portsmouth, England. On July 3, 1959, Barbara married Kenneth Rex Talley in Denton, Texas. Barbara worked in the Frisco ISD Tax Office and at JCPenney corporate office. 

Barbara is survived by her children, Bobby Talley and his wife, Karen of Celina, Texas, Cole Talley and his wife, Traci of Celina, Texas, Rexanne Crysel and her husband, Scott of Celina, Texas; and her six grandchildren, Abby (Talley) Mackey, Shannon (Talley) Stewart, Alex Talley, Kate Talley, Kensey Crysel, and Coby Crysel; her great grandchildren, Ruth Mackey, Ramsey Mackey and Brodie Stewart; her five siblings, Reg Saunders, Hugh Saunders, David Saunders, Maurice Saunders, and Colin Saunders. 

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Rex Talley; her parents, Marion and Cyril Saunders; her two brothers, Charles “Donnie” Saunders and Vic Saunders; and her granddaughter, Molly Crysel. 

Barbara grew up in Singapore during World War II. Later leaving Singapore in 1942 to Australia where she would live for 4 years before returning to Scotland in 1946. Barbara came to Frisco, TX in 1959. She met a young Air Force airman, Rex Talley in Edinburgh, Scotland at a bus stop. The two struck up a friendship that started a relationship that continued for 49 years before his passing. Barbara was first a stay-at-home mom for many years before going back to work in the Frisco Tax office and then, later working at the JC Penney corporate office. She was involved in volunteering with her children’s activities and family. She never met a stranger. After Rex’s passing, she volunteered at Settlers Ridge Care Center in Celina. She also gained many friends through her Sunday school classes at First Baptist Celina, Prestonwood North and the Silver Sombreros. She loved to travel with family back to Scotland and share her rich history and reconnect with her brothers and their families. She loved the Lord and decided at 85 she needed to be baptized, so in September 2019 she did just that. She witnessed to anyone who would listen. She wanted everyone to know where her joy came from.  She was a blessing to so many and will be dearly missed. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021, at Berkshire Chapel, 9073 Berkshire Drive, Frisco, Texas 75033, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Ridgeview West Memorial Park, 7800 Sanctuary Drive, Frisco, Texas 75033. Family and friends are invited to a Visitation, prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM. The service is a available to watch livestream at the following link:

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We will miss her and she was a good woman and we all love her.
Billyjohnston, November 30, 2021 Bobby Cole & Rex Anne we are so sorry for your loss. The service was so beautiful. Barbara was one of the first person I met after Al and I married. Remember when we played tennis and went to the tournaments at Reunion Arena many years ago. She was such a friend. So thankful for modern communications that we were able to see the beautiful service. Praying for your family. God blessings and may His hand be upon everyone thru the days ahead.
Al & Elaine Whitsell, November 26, 2021 Sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman Angela Brown, November 26, 2021 First of all I would like to say I'm so very sorry for your loss. IF anyone have ever met Mrs. Talley you have met an Angel. She was always smiling and had nothing but kind words for those she came in contact with. Mrs. Talley will truly be missed in the Frisco Community. May the Lord be with each and everyone of you. Amen
Claudia Williams, November 24, 2021 Barbara was always a loving person & a wonderful friend. I loved hearing her laugh. She was so kind to everyone no matter who they were. I truly admired her for that! Her children & grandchildren are her joy & their love is what comforts he now. My love to Bobby, Cole & Rexanne and families. Betty Lou Hulcy , November 24, 2021 So sorry for your loss. Tony & Tina Brazeal, November 24, 2021 Eloise and I will miss Barbara. She was not only our Sister-in-law but a great friend. She loved her family, she loved her many friends and most of all she loved her Savior, Jesus Christ. Barbara forever in our memories-till we meet again.
Tom Talley, November 24, 2021 I will always have great thoughts and memories of Barbara. She was a great friend of my Mothers and they visited often. She was always happy and upbeat..such a joy to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sue Ann Vest and family Sue Ann Vest, November 24, 2021 I remember Barbara and her family when my family, Ed and Dale Burnside and myself, lived on Bison Trail in Frisco in the 60's. I remember she was such a sweet lady with a beautiful accent. I never forgot about her. Gale Burnside Williams, November 24, 2021 I loved visiting with Barbara and talking about Scotland. She was so proud of her family and talked about them with love always. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sheenagh Hutchison, November 23, 2021