Blakley, Barbara Kaye

Barbara Kaye Blakley

May 27, 1944 - April 6, 2020

Barbara Kaye Blakley of Allen, Texas passed away at the age of 75 on Monday, April 6, 2020 peacefully at her home. She was born May 27, 1944 in Lubbock, Texas to Wilburn and Bonny Talley. Barbara graduated from Levelland High School in Levelland, Texas. She married Gary Blakley on December 29, 1961 in Lubbock, Texas. Barbara enjoyed a successful career as an executive assistant for various organizations and founded her own mortgage processing company before retiring in 2002.  After her retirement, Barbara spent most of her time in the role of “Bebe” to her grandchildren.  She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, cultivating friendships that lasted throughout her life.

Her legacy lives on through her loving family.

She is survived by her dedicated husband of 59 years, Gary Blakley of Allen, Texas; daughter, Teri Rogers and husband, Russell of Loveland, Colorado; son, Lance Blakley and wife, Sherry of Farmersville, Texas; son, Shane Blakley and wife, Kim of Plano, Texas; four grandchildren; Garrett Blakley and wife, Miranda; Hannah Blakley, Kealey Blakley and Averi Blakley; two great grandchildren; Tatum Blakley and Wesley Blakley; sister-in-law and best friend, Jodee Alexander of Los Lunas, New Mexico; niece, April Alexander of Albuquerque, New Mexico; nephew, Jake Alexander and wife, Robin of Los Lunas, New Mexico and many wonderful relatives, friends and sorority sisters.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her younger brother, Terry Talley, and brother-in-law Bill Alexander.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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Barb and I met at countrywide and immediately hit it off. I just now, a month later, found out of her passing and am very sad. I’m so sorry for her and her family. I will miss her greatly. She was a wonderful human being. Love you barb!! Michelle Evans , May 28, 2020 I was 10 yrs old when we moved to Texas. When Momma joined a sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, she not only gained best friends but I gained an Aunt and Uncle. Barb was with us thru so much. Graduation, marriage, our kids births, she sat with me at the hospital when momma had surgery and a thousand more things. She is our Nikki's Godmother. I will always remember her spunk & truth. She would say it how it was. She will be greatly missed by The Chandler's. You'll be in our hearts forever!
Alex Chandler, April 15, 2020 So sorry for your great loss, Gary, you and all your family are in our prayers.
LOUIE MUNOZ, April 14, 2020 I only got the privilege of being around this wonderful woman a few times, but I can say that she was so sweet and had the biggest heart and cared for everybody so much that it was very easy to tell how special she was immediately. I know she will be truly missed by all. She was the rock every family has and loves. Laurie Yoder, April 11, 2020 We grew up with the whole family and Bebe was there to always right the wrong that we did. You will be missed. Love, Marc. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Marc Skinner, April 10, 2020 Barb was a dear friend for almost 40 years. She had a kind and generous heart. We had lots of fun together through the years as sorority sisters. She will be missed by so many of us but I believe she is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior. For that I rejoice. Marian Leibensperger , April 10, 2020 It is a sad day. My prayers go out to Gary, Teri, Lance, and Shane, and the rest of the Blakely family. I love you all.
Jerry Leveen, April 10, 2020 I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Barbara. My family and I would like to send our prayers to you and your family. Patsy Rust Boyd, April 9, 2020 Lance, we have known each other for many years, your sorrow is my sorrow. Stay strong.
Ricky G Morris , April 9, 2020 Miss you already! I LOVE YOU. Tell the family hello and give them all a hug, we will take care of each other here. Rest in Peace Mom.
Teri Rogers, April 9, 2020 I love you mom! I know I will see you again. Give Nonny and Pop and uncle Bill a hug and kiss.
Lance Blakley, April 9, 2020