Funeral services for Barbara Gartman were held at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp Dec. 7, 2019 with interment following at Roselawn Cemetery in Seagoville.
Barbara Lorene (Taylor) Gartman was born Aug. 5, 1938 in Ashville, N.C. to parents Floyd and Opal (Snyder) Taylor and entered eternal rest Dec. 3, 2019 in Scurry at the age of 81.
Barbara loved the outdoors, had a green house, loved plants and animals. She was a naturalist and environmentalist, avid camper having been camping in almost every state. Barbara also raised, showed and bred miniature horses for 25 years.
She earned a degree from U.T. Arlington in Photo Journalism after which she received many Journalism Awards. Barbara served our country in the United States Air Force earning the rank of Staff Sargent in Communications. She was very active in local politics (Republican), even met George Bush.
Barbara volunteered for cleanups in State Parks and was a Girl Scout leader. She was a Baptist by faith and attended Beautiful Acres Baptist Church.
She was married to Glenn Gartman in July of 1965 in Dallas until his passing Dec. 7, 2017. They were considered great parents by their children. Barbara was a remarkable lady and will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved her.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Opal Taylor, husband Glenn Thomas Gartman, step-mother Mildred Taylor and stepdaughter Linda Ruth Creel.
She is survived by her sons Michael Gartman, David Gartman and spouse Tracey of Arlington and Thomas Gartman and spouse Susie of Plano, daughter Debra Gartman Hunter of Scurry, grandchildren Matthew, Spencer, Ashley, Andrew, Tiffany, Heather, Michael, Danielle, Megan, Tammy, Patricia, Danny, numerous beloved great-grandchildren, extended family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.