Rose Barbara (Warrington) Lakics

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Known as Barbara to her family, she passed away peacefully on January 28, 2017 surrounded by the love of her family at Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas.

Barbara is predeceased by her husband Walter Gilbert Lakics (2011) to whom she was married for 52 years. She is survived by her three sons and their spouses: Christopher John and Jacqueline, Gregory Scott and Melissa, and David Matthew and Paula. Barbara leaves seven grandchildren: Ashley, Elizabeth Jane Resendez, Cory, Kennedy, Landon, Nathanial, and Tyler. Also, step grandchildren, Matthew Whalen and Kaylee Votano, many friends, and wonderful neighbors.

The youngest of eight children, she was born on June 24, 1932, at the end of the Great Depression. She graduated from Witmer High School, Toledo, Ohio, in 1949 where she played the clarinet in the marching band for four years, was a member of the Glee Club; and acted in the school's plays Shangri-La!, and The Man Who Came to Dinner.

Barbara loved music. She also played the clarinet in the Toledo University band where she attended for two years before marrying and having children. She enjoyed teaching music to her children, and used her musical skills by playing the organ and piano for the Methodist Church in Samaria, Michigan.

She reentered college in her 50s, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Sam Houston State University, Texas.

After teaching 4th grade History for 15 years, Barbara retired from the Montgomery Texas Independent School District. In retirement, she spent her time researching her family's genealogy to times predating the Revolutionary War. Barbara and Walter loved to drive up to Ohio and visit family and places of ancestry. She is remembered for her humor, her love of cooking, her stories of the family tree, and her kindness and care for family. She loved being a willing taste tester for her neighbor's new restaurant. Most importantly, Barbara was never seen without a cup of coffee. She loved sending cards and letters to relatives, along with funny jokes, recipes from the newspaper, and home project updates.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors, 1504 N. Thompson St., Conroe, Texas, 77301. The viewing will he held one hour prior to the funeral service. A private burial will be held at the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, where she will join her husband.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Jan. 31 to Feb. 13, 2017
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