BARBER, Monty Monty Clyde Barber of Dallas Texas, 89, passed Tuesday November 17, 2020. He was born January 12, 1931 in Rockdale, Texas. Preceded in Death by his parents Estelle (Montague) and Clyde Barber. He is survived by his children Kelty, Brandon, and ex-wife, Kay. He was married to Kay Wallace for 25 years from 1963-1988. Monty grew up in Austin, Texas where he went to high school and college earning a degree from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration, 1953 and Juris Doctor, 1955. He served in the United States Army from 1955 - 1957. His career included Partner Biggers, Baker, Lloyd & Carver, Dallas, 1957-1967. Vice president, General counsel Liquid Paper Company, 1967-1968. Executive Vice President, General Counsel at Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc., 1968-1989. Monty was very influential in the Direct Selling Association and was inducted to the DSA Hall of Fame in 1988. He was Manager & Trustee of the Mary Kay Foundation. He was a member of the American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Texas Exes Alumni Association and served as a member of the Texas Silver Spurs. Monty enjoyed showing and breeding Cocker Spaniels through his early adult life and had many champion breeds. He also enjoyed growing roses and had an extensive award-winning rose garden at his residence in Dallas. Very much a sweet tooth, hard to keep chocolate bars and ice cream away from him! Monty was an avid traveler and took his wife and children to many places throughout the world. In his later years he visited Mexico quite frequently and thoroughly enjoyed the beaches there. He brought joy to many through his deep spiritual faith and in the teachings of The Course in Miracles and Joel Goldsmith. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Due to Covid restrictions, the family will have a private service.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Nov. 19, 2020.