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Juanita Barbee

Obituary for Juanita Barbee

April 14, 1924 - January 6, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 93

04-14-1924 - 01-06-2018


Juanita Barbee was born on April 14, 1924 in Durant, Oklahoma to Joe C. and Emma Ginnings. She was the youngest of 12 children.

At the age of 3 her family moved to Friona, Texas. When she was 5 they moved to the Oklahoma Lane Community where she started to school. Then in 1933, they moved to Roosevelt County, New Mexico where she was a resident until 2012, when she moved to Austin, Texas with her daughter and son-in-law. She graduated from Portales High School in 1942 then attended college at New Mexico A&M and later Eastern New Mexico University.

During WWII, she worked at Clovis Air Base for three years in the Payroll Department. In 1946, she went to work for Thomas E. Boyd in Portales, New Mexico as a CPA. After 23 years, she purchased the business and operated it until her retirement on April 15, 1990. Math and working with numbers was what she enjoyed most.

On July 16, 1948, she married Roy W. Barbee. They had two children, Emma Jo Barbee-Webber and Jerry Barbee.

She also enjoyed all kinds of puzzles, reading, knitting, crocheting and traveling. She had traveled to all 50 states and 2 other countries. She also enjoyed visiting at the nursing homes in Portales and Clovis, delivering Meals on Wheels and working with World Bible.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Barbee; parents, Joe C. and Emma Ginnings; six brothers; and 5 sisters.

Juanita is survived by her daughter, Emma Barbee-Webber and her spouse Mark of Austin; her son, Jerry Barbee and his spouse Carol of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas; four grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

At the time of her passing she was a member of the Dripping Springs Church of Christ. When in Roosevelt County she was a member of Third and Kilgore Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to New Mexico Christian Children's Home.

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