Barr, Rebecca

Rebecca K. Barr

November 3, 1946 - May 20, 2016


Rebecca K. Barr, age 69, of Allen, Texas, passed away on May 20, 2016.  She was born November 3, 1946 in Jamestown, New York to Kermit and Patricia (Morris) Lundell.  She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1964 and later went on to earn her Associates Degree in nursing. In 1986 she became a certified Registered Nurse.

On March 18, 1967, Rebecca married David Barr in Jamestown, New York.  They later moved to Panama, New York where they raised their two children and made many lifelong friends. She held various nursing positions throughout her career with the last 15 as the nurse at Panama Central School, which she loved the most. She and David spent close to 50 years in Panama, before moving to Allen, Texas to be closer to their grandchildren.

Rebecca was a lifelong, faithful servant of the Lord.  She loved working in her flower gardens, going to garage sales and helping others.  She had a wonderful caring spirit and people naturally gravitated to her. Rebecca loved her children and grandchildren dearly.

She is survived by her husband, David Barr of Allen, TX, a son Thomas Barr of Decatur, GA, a daughter Patzianne (Mark) Reynolds of Allen,TX, two grandchildren William and Jack Reynolds of Allen, TX, two step-brothers Tom (Joy) Anderson of Schenectady, NY, Victor ( Hwaok ) Lundell of Rochester, NY, a step-sister Julie (Bill) Patrie of Newburg, PA, three cousins Thomas Jr. (Maureen) Hammond of Hamburg, NY, Christopher Hammond of Racine, WI, Jonathan (Teresa) Hammond of San Marcos, CA, three nephews Jonathan Patrie, Trevor Patrie, Ben Anderson and a niece Tracy Anderson.

Rebecca is preceded in death by her father, Kermit Lundell and wife Mona; mother, Patricia Foy; and son-in-law, Stephen Czarnecki.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 31st at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church Allen, 601 S. Greenville Avenue, Allen, Texas, 75002, with a reception immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church Allen,; or Allen Community Outreach,



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Dave and family, Becky will be so missed, but we know she's with her Lord! I look forward to the day when we will all be there with her. Marty & I send our prayers and love to all of you. Love, RubyAnn RubyAnn White, May 28, 2016 Tom, I am thinking of you and your family and hoping many friends and family there in Texas with you are holding you up through a great celebration of your mother's life next week. Allison Allison Berg, May 27, 2016 Thomas and Family members, I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know how I can help in any way. Jody Rydell, May 25, 2016 Tom and Family - I'm so sad for your loss. Please let me know if I can do anything to ease your burden. Carol Carol Carter, May 24, 2016 Mrs. Barr was always so kind and sweet. She pulled multiple splinters from my hands and knees when I was in grade school, always let me lay down when I had horrible so sinus headaches and never acted as if she was annoyed or upset to see a student coming! She was a sweet woman and always did her best to give her best! Fly high and rest in peace! Summer Simmes-Wolcott, May 24, 2016 My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Barr and his family in this difficult time. I always loved Mrs. Barr, she was always nice to me
Nicholas Troup, May 24, 2016 Even though we haven't known Becky but a few short years...she will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we will treasure our memories forever!! Our deepest sympathy to Dave, Tom, Patzi and family. We are really going to miss her friendship, may her beautiful soul RIP Tim and Darla Auge, May 23, 2016 You are all in our prayers. She was an exceptional Mother and Grandmother. Even though this is so hard on those left behind, it is too wonderful for us to know the peace, comfort and freedom from suffering that she is experiencing at this time. She can get to know "futchie" and daddy and they can compare notes on those wonderful boys. But best of all, she is face to face with our Lord Jesus Christ. I am praying for comfort and peace for you all. Carolyn Bland, May 23, 2016 Words can not express how sadden I am by the death of Becky. I worked with her at Panama School for many years. What a fun and kind individual. I hated to see her and Dave move away to Texas, but her children were her life, especially her grandsons. I'm so glad she had the opportunity to spend time with them. My heart goes out to Dave, Tom, Patzi and family. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rose Van Volkenburg, May 23, 2016 Aunt Becky, you were always so welcoming to everyone. You will missed by many! May your spirit live on in Patzi, Tom, and your beautiful grandchildren. My condolences to Uncle Dave in the most difficult time. Lee Volk , May 23, 2016 Becky and I were classmates at J.C.C. We graduated in 1986 and have kept in contact via E-mail or facebook ever since. I will miss Becky a lot and I regarded her as a true friend. Peter Skillman Peter Skillman RN, May 23, 2016 Dear Dave, Tom, Patzi and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Becky was a compassionate, caring, beautiful lady! From our kids at school to Ralph, the famous neighborhood dog, she always had time for them, whether two footed or four! We will miss her dearly. Take care and know that there are many praying for you at this difficult time. Bill and Heather Schneider, May 23, 2016 Becky was a colleague at Panama Central School. I knew her as a lovely lady and a sweet sweet Christian friend. Her blessed presence will be greatly missed by all she touched. It is truly our loss and heaven's gain. My deepest sympathy to Dave, Tom, and Patzy, as well as her multitude of friends. Larry Harrington Larry Harrington, May 23, 2016 What an amazing nurse . I'm so glad I have got to meet her while I was at Panama. Dave Marotto , May 23, 2016 You are loved and missed dearly, Becky. Sending love, light, and prayers to Patzi, Dave, Tom, and their families. Missy Reynolds, May 23, 2016 R.I.P our angel Becky. For now you aren't suffering...Fly high with the angels and until we all meet again! Love, the Hamm family. Becky and Allan Hamm, May 23, 2016 We will miss our beloved cousin and friend. Becky was a very special person to us and we pray you are at peace. Though our own hearts are heavy, heaven surely shines bright with your light. All our love to Dave, Patzi and Tommy. Tom and Mo Hammond, May 23, 2016 May our sweet Becky rest in peace. We will all miss her dearly. Nathan and Sara Jones, May 23, 2016