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Barbara Aline Troxell was born on May 11, 1947 and passed away January 23, 2018 at the age of 70. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Fernell Gowen; brothers, Gary Lyn and Ricky Wayne Gowen, and her infant son, Thomas Edward, who she had lost in 1967. He has clung to her in Heaven. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Gary Don Troxell of Mesquite; daughter, Kayla Bradley and husband, Brian; son, Jeff Troxell; grandchildren, Sarah Kate Dube and husband, Brian, Baile Troxell, Kaile Troxell, and Ethan Bradley; brothers, T.J. Gowen Jr., John Thomas Gowen.
Barbara loved the Lord and doing His work. She was blessed to serve as First Lady as the Pastor’s wife, at Quietwood Baptist Church in Dallas, before her husband retired. She loved serving member at Church gatherings. Barbara was a cafeteria manager at Tisenger Elementary School in Mesquite, before retiring. When physically able, she and Gary attended Edgemont Park Baptist Church. They made many church friends and family. They never lost the deep love they had for the people at Quietwood Baptist. Barbara will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her.