Bethany Alyssa Barnhart

Bethany Alyssa Barnhart Bethany Alyssa Barnhart, 18, of Georgetown, Texas, died in her home on Oct. 13, 2010. Bethany was born in Dallas, Texas, on April 1, 1992, to her parents, John and Mary Barnhart, and resided in Garland, Texas, before moving to Georgetown in 1997. A 2010 graduate of Georgetown High School, Bethany was in her first semester of college at the new Austin Community College campus in Round Rock, Texas, where she took psychology and math courses. Bethany's future career interests were varied and included: theology and nursing, as she enjoyed and excelled in her career at Pain Management Consultants in Austin, where she was a front desk associate, where she greeted patients, handled medical records conducted electronic filing, and scheduled appointments. Bethany committed her life to Jesus Christ three times by baptism at the following churches: Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Rowlett, Texas; in the San Gabriel River in San Gabriel Park by the late David Edwards of Main Street Baptist Church of Georgetown; and at Sonterra Fellowship's Youth Camp, by pastor Bill Gravell. She said it would have been her dream to have a church where everyone was welcome, regardless of race, background or sexual preference; because she knew that everyone needs God. Her interests included music, plays, movies, family TV, comedy and crime dramas. She also regularly donated her clothes to charity, volunteered her time at school to help mentor and work with physically challenged children; and she worked in the church nursery, and at one time had considered going into teaching. Bethany's first job was at Chick-fil-A, followed by Michael's. Bethany was preceded in death by her uncle, James Van Echaute of Morrilton, Ark; and great-grandmothers Helen Van Echaute of Morrilton, Ark., Irene Keeler of Hutchison, Kan., and Nellie Treuter of Houston, Texas; along with her dog, a beagle named Zoe Daisy. She is survived by her parents, John and Mary Barnhart of Georgetown, Texas; her brother, Shawn Barnhart, of Slidell, Texas; grandparents, Ken and Maria Treuter, of McKinney, Texas; and Barney and Mary Barnhart of Garland, Texas; her great-aunts, Estela Dennis of Plano, Texas; and Margaret Oliger, and great-aunt and uncle, Ann and John Little, all of Morrilton, Ark.; great aunt and uncle Mike and Marie Ferguson; aunts, Melissa Barnhart of Garland, Texas; Angela Knott-Fryer of Henley on Thames, England; and Cyndi Maouche and Michelle Slyter of McKinney, Texas; and Sylvia, Micah and Elijah Drastata of Little Elm, Texas; her uncle, Halim Maouche of Dallas, Texas; and her cousins, Amanda Treuter, Hannah Maouche, and James, Chelsy and Layla West and of Texas; Janet, Rob and Christa Wood of Tyler, Texas; Cheryl, Joe and Taylor Dube of Springfield, Ark.; Debbie and Rick Cook, of Morrilton, Ark.; Mike and Bobbye Little, of Morrilton, Ark.; Matt, Judi, Clayton and Cara Little of Clarksville, Ark.; Misty and Terry Simmons Jr. of Bentonville, Ark.; Tiffany, Joseph, Payton, Logan and Lilly Grant of Morrilton, Ark.; Michael Wayne, Hannah and Joseph Moore of Virginia Beach, Va.; Kelsey and Scott McNew of Atkins, Ark.; Cynde, Bob, Patrick, Melanie and Haley Murphy of Atkins, Ark.; David, Dana, Alex, Megan, Brandon, Jenna and Ryan Van Echaute of Wichita, Kan.; Robert, Chris, Nicholas and Alexis Van Echaute of Wichita, Kan.; Orville Barnhart of Kemp, Texas; Greg, Mandy, Jessie, Levi and Jaymi Barnhart of Denton, Texas; and Katie, Danny and Hayden Mixon of Dallas, Texas; and her uncle John, and Allison, Katherine, and Sarah Stewart, all of Rowlett; and Bethany's four favorite dogs: Chelsea Majors, Princess Lilly, Pebbles and Emma Lynn. Visitation will be open to the public from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown, Texas. The Rev. Bill Gravell will officiate the funeral service at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at The Gabriels; the graveside service will follow at Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family online at


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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Oct. 17, 2010