Barbara Ann Groom

Barbara Ann “NaNa” Groom, 75, of Bryan, went to wait for us in Heaven on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Sherwood Health Care in Bryan. A Memorial Service celebrating her life is set for 10 a.m., Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, with a live webcast for family and friends unable to attend.

Barbara was born December 28, 1936, in Columbus, Ohio, to Carl and Anna Groom. She has lived in this area for 30 years after moving from Conroe.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Jacquelyn Jones and Constance Walker, and her parents.

Survivors include her daughters, Beverly Harper, of Bryan, Rhonda Zaboroski and partner Jack Wainwright, of North Carolina, Jennifer Olexey and husband Adam, of Bryan; son, Thomas L. Font, of Colorado; brother, Gerald Groom and wife Dee; sisters, Joan Dohner and Martha Gutreaux; grandchildren, Joel T. Welch and wife Paula and their daughter Alecia, Taylor Smith, Katelyn Olexey, Samuel Olexey, Hope Olexey, Danielle Savage; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.

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  1. Rhonda, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I remember her from when we were little. My sympathies to you and the family. May God help all of you during this difficult time. Heaven has welcomed another angel.RIP Barbara.

  2. Aunt Barbara,
    I have so many fond memories of you I wish in my heart we would have all been closer in our grown-up years. You will be missed. Tell Mom I love her when you see her and give a big hug and kiss for me.
    I love you.

  3. I am going to miss you momma. I look in my phone and there’s your number under MOM and I don’t have the heart to remove it. I wish I had called you more often. I wish I had gotten there a day earlier and most of all I wish that you had been here just a little longer so we could have talked. But I know you are in a better place and not so lonely and frustrated anymore. I know the pain is gone and your carefree and happy. I just hope you knew that no matter what may have happened in the past, you were my “mommy” and I will miss you so much! Rest in peace momma.

  4. I’m sorry I didn’t know of her passing, but she will be missed, I’m sure. There were so many fun times that I remember. She was truly a beautiful woman, and a gentle heart.
    Gone, but definitely not forgotten.


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