Barbara Alice McKinley | 1936-2013

Published Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Barbara Alice McKinley

Barbara Alice McKinley, 77, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

Graveside service was Dec. 27 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Barbara was born March 31, 1936, in Taylor, the daughter of K.N. McBride and Alice Woods McBride. She married the love of her life, Travis McKinley, Jan. 31, 1958, in Brownfield.

Barbara and Travis moved their family to Fort Worth in 1960, and after their children left home, they moved to Decatur and lived the country life. She began working for the University of North Texas and retired in 1996.

Barbara was an 18-year liver transplant survivor who loved her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her daughter, Debra and husband, Bob Dryzgula; sons Travis and wife, Brenda McKinley, and Gamble and wife Patsy McCarty; brother Randall and wife, Jo McBride; sister Pat and husband, Bill Garner; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Life Gift Organ Donation or the American Heart Association.

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