Barbara Petree

Barbara Petree

Sunday, April 25, 1948 Saturday, October 12, 2019

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Obituary for Barbara A Petree

Barbara Ann Petree of La Vernia, Texas, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the age of 71.
She was born in Abilene, Texas, on April 25, 1948 to Ross Elsworth Petree and Opal Mae (Blackford) Petree.
In 1951, they moved to a family farm northwest of Midland. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1966. She started working for Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC) in 1968 in Midland, and then moved to San Antonio in 1979, continuing to work for SBC, where she retired after 32 years. She soon realized retirement just wasn’t for her, so she began a new adventure at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in October 2005. During her time at SwRI, she made a tremendous impact on her work family until her untimely death.
Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Kimberly Perez Hernandez (Veronica) of San Antonio and Jessica Cruz (John) of La Vernia; brothers, Jesse Petree (Reesie) and Jerry Petree (Bonnie) both of Midland.
She was blessed with four grandchildren, Jesse and David Shotzman, Alexandria and Jacob Cruz, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family graveside service is planned at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland, Texas at a later date.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Embrace Hospice and Finch Funeral Chapel, LLC for their exceptional heart and service for our Mother.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Barbara’s name to Breast Cancer Research Foundation (

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Deena Enriquez

I am truly going to miss Barb. She was a beautiful person who always brought joy to those around her. I will miss our wine outings with the girls. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family. Hugs! Deena
Comment | Posted at 11:50am via Condolence

Edmond DuPont

I am so sorry for your loss. Barb was a beautiful person with a humble spirit. Every time I would see her she would just light my day with a smile and funny greeting. I pray the Lord gives the family comfort during this sad time. My sincere condolences and prayers to the family.
Comment | Posted at 04:35pm via Condolence

Don Winkler

So sorry to hear this - I remember a lot of good times Petrees and Winklers had together on what used to be way out on Andrews Highway. My prayers for the family.
Comment | Posted at 11:15am via Condolence

Brenda Moore

We were deeply sadden to hear of our Dear Sweet neighbor, Barbara Ann’s passing. She was always happy, smiling, positive and never a negative or bad thing to say about anyone. Heaven certainly received an Angel and we will all miss her very much. Jessica and Kim, we are here if there is ever anything we can do to help you.
Our prayers are with y’all.
Comment | Posted at 11:27pm via Condolence

Susan Crumrine

Barb was an amazing person who will be greatly missed. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her at SwRI. She always brightened our days.
Comment | Posted at 11:25pm via Condolence

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