June 21, 1927 - May 7, 2015
Barbara Joan Brown Amon was born on June 21, 1927 to parents Dorothy Quinby Brown and William James Brown in White Plains, New York and she passed away on May 7, 2015 in Plano, Texas surrounded by her daughter and family. After Barbara was born, tragedy struck when she was about 6 months old when her father was killed in their car when struck by a drunk driver. Her mother and grandparents raised Barbara and her older sister and she never expressed bitterness of any kind. Barbara attended White Plains schools and graduated from White Plains High School in 1945.
Barbara married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Howard Amon, on October 29, 1948 while he was attending University of Virginia. Howard rejoined Barbara in White Plains upon graduating and attended New York Law School.
Barbara gave birth to two sons and a daughter between 1950 and 1953 and was a devoted mother. Barbara took care of her husband and children during ten moves throughout the United States from Connecticut to California while he was with JCPenney. She found time between packing for the moves to volunteer for charity, drive patients to chemotherapy appointments and play bridge. Barbara was devoted and supportive in every way and Howard adored her and the result was a successful and remarkable marriage. They shared great travel and attended wonderful events like the Indianapolis 500 and the Kentucky Derby and truly were best friends and companions. Howard knew he could count on Barbara to know what to say when they were with his business associates at a fancy gala or invited to their home.
During Barbara’s years in Plano, her granddaughter Elizabeth was her faithful companion and spent hours together developing a special relationship. Needless to say, Barbara Brown Amon was a remarkable wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend and she will be missed so much by those who loved and cherished her more than words can express.
Barbara (Mom, Grannybar) was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 48 years, A. Howard Amon, Jr., and her parents, and older sister Ruth Hope Quinby. She is survived by three children: son Arthur H. Amon, III and wife Leta of Danville, California; son Scott R. Amon and wife Sherrie of Vancouver, Washington; and daughter Patricia Quinby Amon Johnson and husband Scott Johnson of Plano, Texas. She is survived by nine grandchildren: A. Blake Amon and wife Masie, Collin, and Lauren; Valerie Amon Hopper and husband Adam, Russell, and Amanda; Christopher R. Johnson and wife Jenni of Frisco, Texas, Elizabeth Q. Johnson and Michael W. Johnson both of Plano, Texas. She is survived by two great-grandchildren: Alexandria Amon and Derrick Hopper both of Washington state. Barbara Amon is survived by numerous nephews, nieces, and friends. Barbara (Mom, Grannybar) Brown Amon will live on forever in the hearts and minds of all of us.
In lieu of flowers, consider contributions to The Sacramento Assistance League or Smile Train.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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