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Barbara Jean Sanders

February 6, 1931 — December 11, 2020

Barbara Jean Sanders

Barbara Jean Sanders, age 89 of Gatesville, passed away on the morning of December 11, 2020 peacefully at her home. 

Barbara was born on February 6, 1931 in Coryell County to the late Seaborn L. Ashby Sr. and Clara E. Blair Ashby. She grew up and attended school in Gatesville, graduating with the class of 1948.  She married Francis Sanders on January 17, 1948 in Gatesville. Barbara worked at Coryell Memorial Hospital for over 27 years. Starting when the hospital was on Lutterloh and continuing to serve after it moved to its current location. Barbara was a member of Gatesville Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Francis Sanders; her parents; daughter, Jean Brookshire; grandson, David Lee Brookshire; sister, Pat Averett and brother-in-law, Jay Averett. 

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Joan Harrington and husband, Buzz, Judy Huckabee and husband, Hefty; son-in-law, Don Brookshire; grandchildren, Kay Williams and husband, Frank, Amanda Huckabee, Stephanie Hester and husband, Carey, Becky Lisenby and husband, Josh, Beverly Williams and husband, Brad; great-grandchildren, Kacie Mighell and husband, Ryan; Colton Williams and wife Shelby, Kylie Williams, Madison Hester, Thomas Trevino, Zak Huckabee, Lizzy Lisenby, Makaylie Williams, Mason Williams and Myler Williams; great-great grandchildren, Ryker Mighell, Raynlie Mighell and Malachi Trevino; brother, Seaborn Ashby Jr. and wife, Hermione; and many special extended family members.

 

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