Wiktorski, Barbara H.

February 1, 1941 - October 17, 2017

Barbara Hicks Wiktorski

Barbara Hicks Wiktorski, of Carrollton, Texas, passed away on the morning of October 17, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. She was born on February 1, 1941 to Edward Lee Hicks and Fay Adelaide Lunsford Hicks in Phoenix, Arizona where she was raised with her siblings; Edward, Billie, and Judy Hicks. Barbi graduated from North Phoenix High School before going on to attend Junior College. Barbi worked as a paralegal in real estate law and an administrative assistant throughout her career. She met Daniel Frank Wiktorski in New York and the two were married on April 22, 1967. They moved to Dallas, Texas in 1974 when Dan’s work with Xerox transferred to the area.

Barbi participated in many worthy social organizations. Barbi was a volunteer at a school for special needs children, a Scout Mom for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, skilled pianist, quilter, painter, and a loving, treasured figure in her own family.  She was active with the Pinochle Group, Red Hats, and her beloved Tea Party Ladies. Barbi was also a member of Saint Catherine of Siena where she was involved in Women’s Club, Ladies of the Knights, Catechism teacher and Autumnfest. Barbi enjoyed the holidays, crafts, sewing, baking, shopping, traveling, and being with her loved ones as often as possible. She was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, wife and friend who was cherished by many for her nurturing and giving nature.

It was with great strength, grace and faith that Barbi fought a five year battle against bone cancer. She will be remembered for her kindness, patience, creativity, and for her selflessness. She was funny, smart, and always nurturing. To honor her memory would mean being courageous enough to face the world with love and always with a helping hand.

Barbara Hicks Wiktorski is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Daniel Wiktorski, son, Daniel Wiktorski Jr. (Donna Miceli), daughter, Julie Bentley (Britt Bentley), grandson, Alex Wiktorski, granddaughter, Lola Bentley, siblings; Edward Lee Hicks Jr., Billie Rawlings, and Judy Dykstra, as well as extended family and dear friends.

Memorial and Rosary
6:00 PM, Friday, November 3, 2017
ARIA Memorial Chapel
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas

Celebration Mass
11:00 AM, Saturday, November 4, 2017
Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
1705 E Peters Colony Rd, Carrollton, Texas

 

“We are so blessed to have had you in our lives.
You will always be in our hearts.”

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

14 replies on “Wiktorski, Barbara H.”

Mary and Ken Wendel says:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! May Barbie soar upon eagles wings to be with our Lord. She will be missed by many who loved her😇.
Mary and Ken Wendel

Toby and Drue Miller says:

Lots of love and prayers to the Wiktorski family. Danny’s mom is how I knew her. During our teenage year she put up with the crew (myself, Riddle, Danny and Mack) and was a good sport with all of our shenanigans. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Tom Riddle says:

I spent a large chunk of my childhood over at the Wiktorski’s house and have many great memories of Mrs. Wiktorski. She would often take us kids to the Carrollton pool in her yellow Volkswagon. There were lots of trips to the then new Prestonwood Mall as well. She always treated me like I was her own kid.

I’m so glad that Dan Jr brought a couple of us old friends out to visit with her a few months back while she was at the hospital. Even though her situation was dire, she still had that huge smile on her face and was in great spirits.

Me and my family extend our deepest sympathies to Dan, Dan Jr, Alex, and Julie. I am honored and blessed to have known this great woman. May she rest in peace.

Valerie Wheeler says:

Barbi was a fantastic friend and I loved her deeply. She was my Lily of the Pond.
Barbi, you will always be in my heart.

Valerie Wheeler

jane murphy says:

I will miss my dear friend Barbi. Thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know you are in a better place and free of any suffering. God speed.

Jane and Bill Murphy

Dee Woodyard says:

I received this news with great sadness at the loss of one my dear friends. She always had smile her face that would brighten anyones day. The good Lord gained a great angel. I will truly miss her. I give my condolences to all her family and loved ones.

Bob and Donna Stack says:

When we think about Barbi and Dan, we think about courageous people. Regardless of the bad health news that they received about our friend Barbi, they pushed ahead to do the right thing. They are people of love, and we will return their love to them. Peace to you and your family! We will pray for ever lasting life for Barbi. Bob and Donna Stack

Rhonda Butler says:

it was with great sadness that I received the news of Barbi’s passing. Working with her at St. Catherine’s was always a joy. She was smart, clever and always kind. ‘Ms. Daisy’ you will be missed and never forgotten.

Rhonda Butler says:

It was with great sadness that I received word of Barbi’s passing. Working with her in the St. Catherine’s Women’s Club was always a joy. She was knowledgeable, witty and always kind. ‘Ms. Daisy’ you will be missed and never forgotten

Lisa McNamara says:

Our prayers are with you. Barbie was a wonderful women, courageous, kind and loving. Everytime I spoke with her she was always upbeat, what an inspiration. You will be greatly missed!
Lisa & Ken McNamara

Karen D. Richard says:

I pray that the happy memories of Barbi will be with your family for all time. She will be remembered as a dear friend that I have known for over 20 years, a sister in Beta Sigma Phi and a royal member of the Tea Ladies. I have been very blessed to have known her and may God bless you at this time of sorrow.. Be assured of my continuing prayers.

Kay Serafin says:

Our wonderful friend Barbi (Ms. Daisy) will always be in our hearts. We are blessed to have known her, no matter how long. I think of her and smile when I remember our Tea Parties and the enjoyment she gave us. Also I cannot make another pumpkin pie without thinking of how much she loved them! May angels hold you gently.

Lana Hembey-Hahn & Family says:

Our thoughts, prayers and love to the Wiktorski family.
Barbi was one of a kind. Beautiful lady!!! She will be missed by all who knew her.

Michael Weis says:

Barbara Wiktorski was a wonderful, patient, and wise woman. She always was kind to us as children. I remember how she would smile and laugh at me (I was a strange kid.) You could see her kindness in her eyes, and it lives on in the eyes of her children. She is already missed.

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