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Magar, Barbara L.

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March 28, 1945 - April 15, 2015

Magar, Barbara L.

Barbara Louise Magar was born in Houston, Texas, March 28, 1945.  She was a graduate of Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas; received a Bachelor’s Degree from North Texas State University and a Masters Degree from East Texas State University.  She was a multi-school elementary librarian in Houston from 1967 to 1972.  She was the Librarian at Skyview Elementary School, Richardson ISD from 1972 to 2002 where she established a chapter of the National Beta Club.  She was an animal lover and owned dogs most of her life.  She adopted a rescued dog and rescued a momma cat and kittens along the way.  She was preceded in death by her parents Billy and Dorothy Magar and a brother, Jack Magar.  She is survived by a brother David (Elizabeth) Magar, nieces Kate (Bryon) Magar Freeman, and Sarah (Kevin) Magar Kite and great nephews Mason, Ethan and Atticus; and by her close friend Linda Roberson and her daughters.  Barbara was Godmother to Mariellen Roberson Speaker, Kristin Roberson Gainer and Kay Roberson Eidson.  Her life was enriched by her many other close friends.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 2, at 11AM at the Smith Cemetery just west of Palmer, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75238
214-340-8008

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Lynne Callaway Davis

April 30, 2015 4:55PM

My sympathy to Barbara's family.
Barbara and I were friends in high school and remained in contact, although sporadically. With in the last few years we renewed our friendship and even took a cruise to Alaska together about 3 years ago. I'm so glad we had that opportunity to spend time together. Barbara was a wonderful, caring person, and I will miss her.


Carolyn (Young) Powers

April 28, 2015 5:20PM

My sincere condolences to the Magar Family for your loss.
Barbara and I lived across the street from each other, and attended school together from about the 6th grade until my family moved to Louisiana in 1963. She was always so nice and such a sweet person.
I lost touch with Barbara after Graduationl, but often thought of her.


Kay Williams Garvin

April 28, 2015 9:50AM

How sad to hear of Barbara's passing. We were close friends as young girls in Richardson schools, but had only infrequent contact since. Ábout 4-5 years ago, we enjoyed a reunion with Lynne & Teddy (also girlfriends from RHS) with a weekend stay at the Stoneleigh Hotel. So sorry for her loss. My thoughts are with David and his family.


Patricia Porter

April 23, 2015 12:35PM

Barbara and I worked together on many
library projects through the our years with RISD. We both asked each when were we going to retire but we both kept going. She was a very special person sharing her time, money, and efforts to provide her students with all they needed. Thank you for sharing Barbara with me.