Lovell, Barbara Ann "Let there be peace on earth,and let it begin with me..." Barbara was a peace-loving individual who cared a lot about life, her family, and all around her. She was often referred to by colleagues as the"peacemaker, the balance in a diverse environment..." Barbara was born October 19,1946, to Lloyd, Sr. and Norma Folmar in Houston, Texas. She slipped into the Father's arms on Oct. 8, 2013. At the age of 16, her family moved from Houston to make their home in Fort Worth, Texas. Barbara attended Arlington Heights High School, attended Dallas Baptist College in their first freshman class in the fall of 1965, then went to North Texas State University to finish her baccalaureate degree in early childhood education/special education, and her master's degree in early childhood special education. Barbara enjoyed a very successful career teaching students with disabilities in the elementary and middle school setting for 30 years. She also taught adult special education in the Sanders Correctional Facility prison school in Venus, Texas, formerly Corrections Corporation of America, Inc. During her public school career, Barbara was a member of the Texas State Teachers' Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, Parent/Teacher Association member and officer. She was named to the Dean's List at North Texas during her college career, a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an international education honor society, an Academic All-American and a Cambridge Who's Who. Barbara enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest as best as possible. She was a member of Crosspointe Church in Midlothian, Texas. She is survived by husband Jan Arlen Lovell, mother Norma Cooper, sisters Carol Galager and Mary Weir, brother Bobby Folmar, daughter Brenda Barnes, son Roger Barnes and seven grandchildren. Services will be held 12:00 noon, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, with interment at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Memorials may be made in Barbara's memory to the
, and Crosspointe Church.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Oct. 11, 2013