Barbara Marie Curran, age 92, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on March 5, 1925, to the late Grace Leonard and William Joseph Curran. She moved from this life to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 21, after a brief illness.
Barbara graduated from high school in 1942 and began working at a publishing company. She then trained to be a licensed vocational nurse, working in the medical field for 40 years as a medical secretary, nurse's aide/technician, and finally as a private duty caregiver for Girling Home Health after moving to Austin in 1967.
After she retired, Barbara volunteered for 20 years with the United Austin for the Elderly Meals on Wheels. Following that, she volunteered with Drive-a-Senior West Austin for another 17 years. In addition she also volunteered as a mentor with Pillow Elementary School. Because of her many years of volunteer service, she was awarded the Presidential Call to Service Award in 2010.
Barbara is survived by her niece Mary Jane Darrow (and husband Bill); by her nephew Bill Warburton (and wife Mary); by her great-niece Kelly Finch (and husband Colin); by her great-nephew Bill Darrow (and wife Wendy); and by her great-great niece Wellesley Darrow.
Barbara was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church for many years. A celebration of her life will be held there Tuesday, March 28, at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Drive-a-Senior West Austin.