Barbara McFarlin

Obituary of Barbara Joyce McFarlin

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Barbara Joyce McFarlin, 90 years young, of Abilene, TX , died December 10th, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born November 22, 1931 in Dumas,TX, to Wayne and Nina Goddard. She married Larry McFarlin, her life long love, on March 25, 1951 and he survives. Also surviving are her three daughters, Nikki McFarlin Boone of Austin, TX, Sherry McFarlin Keen and husband Kevan of Livingston, TX, Lisa McFarlin Linn and husband Gary of Abilene, TX; three brothers, Darrel Goddard and wife Barbara of Houston TX, Vance Goddard and wife Chris of Abilene, TX, Jim Goddard and wife Linda, of Broken Arrow, OK; three granddaughters, Heather Day of Logroño, Spain, Kami Charske (Jeremy) of Round Rock, TX and Kori Lincoln (Chris Dollar) of Austin, TX, four grandsons Koby Lincoln (Tory) of Seattle, WA, Heath Day (Erin) of Anchorage, AK, Andy Linn (Abbey) and Jake Linn (Hailey) of Abilene, TX. Three great granddaughters and three great grandsons. Her father and mother preceded her in death. Barbara was a long time resident of Hobbs, NM where she and husband Larry raised their daughters over a period of 57 years. Prior to moving to Hobbs, she and her family lived in Dumas, TX and Clovis, NM. She graduated from Dumas High School, and attended Texas Women's University for a year before returning to Dumas to marry Larry. Barbara always loved her family. She grew up with loving parents and three wonderful brothers. She had a life long love with Larry and then lovingly mothered her three daughters. Her quiet listening skills, loving heart and devotion to home were a beautiful foundation creating deep friendships with these three daughters and many women in the community. Her resume at 90 years of age, included 70 years of marriage, co-entrepreneurship of businesses with Larry, parenting and grand-parenting. She shared her staunch faithfulness with preschoolers (for 20 plus years as bible teacher at Jefferson Street Church of Christ, where she was a member for 57 years) and widows and widowers (always a friend and caregiver to the senior community). We celebrate the gift of her beautiful life, so gracious in manner, in speech and heart.Our family would like to recognize the tremendous care provided by the staff of Touching Hearts at Home and our special caregiver Angela. Barbara's life in Abilene was also greatly enriched by the love and support of her beloved brother and sister and neighbors - thank you Vance & Chris. The family graveside services will be held December 12, 2021, at Iberis Cemetery Hardwick Road Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, 79606 with arrangements by Hamil Family Funeral Home of Abilene, TX. Following the graveside service, family gathering will be held at 612 Bell Plains Road, Tuscola, TX. Memorial contributions may be made to: New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130
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