Barbara S.


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Barbara S. Dickson

Mar 21 1937 - Jan 22 2007

Mrs. Barbara S. Dickson, loving mother and tireless volunteer of Dallas, Texas, passed away at the age of 69 on January 22, 2007. She was born March 21, 1937, in Ohio to Lewis and Margaret Summers. She grew up in Elmore, Ohio and attended Ohio State University, where she earned a degree in English. In 1959 she married Francis “Dick” Dickson, and the two moved to Texas in 1960 and raised three children. During this time Barb was active in the community working with the American Association of University Women and activities focusing on older adults. Her passion for helping eventually led to her continuing her studies by gaining a masters degree in gerontology from North Texas State in 1980 at the age of 43. She then began her second career with the American Association of Retired Persons, where she made many new lifelong friends. Barbara’s beloved husband Dick preceded her in death last month. She is survived by her children, Susan Otey and her husband David of Littleton, Colorado; David Dickson and his wife Lisa of Dallas, Texas; and Dr. Rob Dickson and his wife Joanie of Longview, Texas; grandchildren Sarah Jane, Barbara and Sydney Otey, William, Robert, Carl, David, Jr. Dickson and Austin, Katie and Charlie Dickson; sisters Carol Body of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Sally Erickson of Southport, NC. Barbara will forever be known as the energetic “BaBa”; a loving and supportive wife, an encouraging mother; a fun and generous grandmother, and a true friend to all who knew her. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Shared Housing, 402 N. Good Latimer Expressway, Dallas, TX 75204, 214-821-0326. A memorial service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano at 12:30 PM on Friday, January 26, 2007.
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