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Barbara Joan Allen

July 24, 1945 - May 11, 2016

Barbara Joan Allen of Plano, Texas passed away on May 11, 2016 at the age of 70.  She was born on July 24, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois.   Barbara married Ed Patschull on May 24, 1975 in Carefree, Arizona. She was a Systems Engineer for Electronic Data Systems for 24 years.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Ed Patschull of Plano, Texas; son, Matthew Patschull and wife Jennie of San Angelo, Texas; daughter, Cindy Patschull of Austin, Texas; step-brothers, Vincent Allen of Pennsylvania and John Allen of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her father, Don Davis; mother, Bernice Allen; step-father, Vincent Allen; and brother, Howard Allen.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas with Rev. Lyn Holly officiating.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening, May 13, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's honor to: Center for Brain Health at The University of Texas at Dallas, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas,  75235, 214-905-3007 or

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HI mom, I will keep this short. I wrote earlier in the Dallas Morning News comment section thinking that I was doing this. lolololol. Funny stuff but now I am tired because I watched that video Dad made with all your pictures and that made me tear up for sure! Happy tears tho, good memories. Just want to say Hi and let you know I am ALMOST done with my masters! I cannot wait to start my new career!!! Matt had a baby so now you are a grandma! Dad said he told you this too! :) Maybe I will have a baby soon too but mine will be better looking than Matts. heheheh. Miss you mom! I am planning on getting a used Porsche after I secure a job so me and you will be Twinkies! Love, Cindy Cindy, May 11, 2020 I love you Mom. Miss you every day. I know you are watching over Dad, me and Matt. You would love the cool tattoo I got in your memory. It has a Manchester terrier wearing your favorite yellow hat and your signature underneath. Your ashes are mixed in so your always with me and going on adventures! I know you would like Ian, he can ride motorcycles and fix cars. I think you would like that. I’m glad you got to meet him and his family!! I’m going back to school for another masters in Occupational Therapy. I want to work with older people like you and Dad! I think you’d be proud of me. I keep overcoming a lot I think and I don’t give up. Miss you, say hi to Uncle George for me!! Bet you guys are having fun. :) Cynthia Patschull, March 9, 2018 Ed, I only wish that Barbara and I had made time to talk through the hard times. I loved my sister and wanted so much to be a part of her life. Time goes by so quickly and we get lost in our own worlds. She was a beautiful woman and I am glad we did have some special moments together long ago. You and the children are in my thoughts and prayers. Cori Davis Wunderlin (Barbara's half sister from Washington.) Nancy Davis (Cori), July 20, 2017 Best mom ever. You taught me how to be strong and persevere and not let others opinions sway me. I love you always. Cindy, June 19, 2016 Barbara and I "met" over a couple of Manchester Terriers back when her daughter began to attend college. We had many delightful "phone visits". During that time, we spoke of family and Manchesters. I was honored by her confidences, and I shall hold her forthright spirit close as I continue with my Manchesters. She was a very caring, best foot forward kinda gal, and.I share in your loss. Blessing to you. Lois Stewart 707 318- 0335 Lois Stewart, June 16, 2016 Ed - We are very sorry for your loss. We both remember good times with Barbara at EDS. Margaret & Roy Roy and Margaret Cole, May 15, 2016 I was very sad to hear about Barbara's passing. I remember her as a hard working, wonderful, humorous person. My sincere sympathies go out to Ed and family. Gene Hopper, May 15, 2016 My condolences to the family. I am very sorry for your loss. Gerald Wilson, May 14, 2016 Ed, I have great memories of playing tennis with you and Barbara in your great backyard tennis court. I'm very sorry you lost her. Bill Forsberg, May 14, 2016 Ed - Ann M. forwarded Barb's obituary. We were so sorry to hear of her passing. I have pictures of both of you and Cindy at our house. We had a lot of fun with both of you. Mike & Sharon Mike & Sharon Medica, May 14, 2016 Ed, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Barbara was always so friendly, upbeat, and happy every time she stopped by. She took the time to say something to every member of my staff with each visit. Absolutely one of our favorite clients and always welcome in our office. Brad Salter , May 14, 2016 Ed, So sorry to hear of your loss of Barbara. Know my prayers are with you and your family. Blessings, Bret Bret Allinson, May 13, 2016 Barbara and I were classmates in our high school years, and I always admired her for being her own, solid self. She wasn't swayed by what was "in fashion". She was a classic through and through - sweet, thoughtful and fun in her own quiet way. If you needed a friend, she would be there for you. How wonderful to discover at our 50th reunion that she had married a fine man! We were all joyful to see that she had found a caring individual to share her life. Why is it the good people are the ones who go too early?. Her family and friends will miss her. My deepest sympathy to her family. "Mosie" Nancy Mosenson Vincent , May 13, 2016 I have many happy memories of riding horses with Barbara at Fairfax Hall. She was always so sweet and lovely and it was wonderful seeing her again at the 50th reunion and meeting the fine man she married. What a beautiful life led by a beautiful person. Well done, Barbara. Until we meet again...Susie Susan Matthiesen, May 13, 2016 No matter what others say she said I was number one. I'm happy that my parents got to meet her too. Ian Crosson, May 13, 2016 Ed, it's been a long time, but when I saw Barb's obituary, I just had to let you know the two of you were remembered often, especially whenever the topic of softball came up. We had a lot of fun back in those days. My condolences are offered to you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless, Ann M. Ann Moczygemba, May 13, 2016 Ed, we were so sorry to learn of Barb's passing. Before she became ill, she used to come over and visit when we were working in the yard, and we really enjoyed talking and getting to know her. She seemed very kind and compassionate. She was a great gal and neighbor. Ed, we admire you for taking care of Barb the past few years. I know it wasn't easy, but you were up for the challenge. When she saw our triplet grandkids who were about 5 and their older sister. Who was 7 out playing, she would come over and talk to them and give them nickles and dimes. They loved it, and even though it's been a year or so since they saw her, they still remember her. She will be missed. Your next door neighbors, the Pedersons Joe and Sheila Pederson, May 13, 2016 Ed, My heart and prayers are with you and your family. Barbara and I sat next to each at all school gatherings for our four years at Fairfax Hall and it was wonderful to reconnect at our reunion in 2013. Bless you and your family. Val Wylie Val Birney Wylie, May 13, 2016 I have wonderful memories of Barbara from EDS at 1 Beach in San Francisco. She was intelligent, fun to be around and an accomplished software engineer. My thoughts are with you, Ed. Harry Reynolds, May 13, 2016 God rest & bless her sole and provide comfort to Ed. We shall all miss her. Lovingly in Christ, Larry Larry Link, May 13, 2016 Barbara and I went through high school in Waynesboro, Va., together, and I was devoted to her, both for her gentle, compassionate personality and for her graceful, athletic horsemanship. I'll never forget the joy and inspiration of watching her ride. I pray she rests in peace. Barbara Luck, May 13, 2016 We'll always remember Barb as teasing and always fun to be around whether at a ballgame, or eating in a restaurant. For her generation she was the exception in the only female we knew who had a motorcycle, a Porsche, and loved to play softball and tennis. Barry & Linda Booth, May 13, 2016 Ed, so sorry to learn about Barb's passing. I have fond memories of our times in corporate software both pre and post GM during the early to late 1980's. Ben Wunsch, May 12, 2016 May God be with you, your family, and friends during this time. I (J.R.) have only had fond memories of you at EDS and how hard you worked. May God bless you and rest in peace !!! J.R.
J.R., May 12, 2016 Barbara was a great employee and friend for more than 30 years. I will miss her dearly. Ed you have been a saint in your care for Barb. Bless the both of you. Harry Harry and Carol Kepner, May 12, 2016