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Barbara W. Dupree

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Nov 24, 1924 – Feb 27, 2014

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Barbara Wyatt Dupree was born in Baton Rouge on November 24, 1924 to parents Andrew Beck Wyatt and Rubye Reeder Wyatt. She grew up in Baton Rouge and spent memorable summers and holidays in Covington with her much-adored grandparents and great aunts. Her family moved to Aruba for her father's...

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Barbara Wyatt Woodruff Dupree was my mother and she is missed so very much, but her gifts and traditions live on through my daughter, Chelsea and myself, Melani. We have our memories and adore the favorite ones. Like the tradition Mom taught, of writing people, how to be in touch and let them know they are thought of and appreciated. And with my mother's beautiful artwork on her notecards, that extra special touch of hers lives on. I am stunned how Mom kept every card and letter, my...

I think of my mother as a huge diamond with many facets. Each person she cared for and who cared for her received her bright beaming light and could see their own reflection of higher good in her being.

Barbara Wyatt Dupree was such a unique and original personality. She was deeply influenced and lovingly formed by a bevy of devoted family members. Her father, "Abe," came from humble, hard-working roots...his own father had moved the family to Baker, Louisiana from...

Mom left this lovely poem taped onto the box in which she had carefully placed the white gown and robe that she wished to be buried in. Our love and communion through these 65 years together is symbolically woven into the very threads of this gown and robe which I had given her when I was 14 by saving my lunch money every day for 4 months. Knowing how much we would all grieve for her, she left this message for all who loved her so deeply...a sweet and comforting very old poem called...

To My Dearest Mother,

On this day, your birthday, your life is celebrated by all those who love you. I have many of your favorite things, yellow roses in one of your favorite tulip vase, your artwork surrounds us with your talent and eye for beauty, and the day will end with a pot of gumbo, in honor of you. And so much more. You are constantly thought of and loved. Your touches upon our lives, exist in every moment. I am grateful for you and for the beauty you brought into our...

Our world was enriched by Barbara through her children, her deeds, and her spirit. We are inspired to live more fully ourselves in remembering her...thank you, Barbara, for what you've given. Neva and Bill Biggs

Like Mother, like Daughter. Melani shared her lovely Mother with us who live in Durango. Elegance and Grace come to mind when I think of Mrs. Dupree. "Come into my Rest" is the peace that comes with Barb's Going Home. Thank you to the family for providing this opportunity to share memories of their Mother.
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Phyllis and Robert Lea
Durango, CO

What a wonderful gift to our lives. Barbara was like a second mother to me, and a dear friend to my mother, Mary Jane Smith. She was loved and will be missed.

A wonderful friend for many years. She will be missed by all. May she rest in peace.

From fishing at the lake to a trip to Aruba with Tom and Barbara, we shared many CRE meetings and good times. She was a great lady.