Barbara G. Wofford

  • Born: March 8, 1932
  • Died: May 24, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Miss Barbara G. Wofford, age 87, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 in San Antonio. Barbara was born to the late Frank B. Wofford and the late Gladys Lott Wofford Terp in Long Beach, California. As an infant, Barbara and her family moved to San Antonio, Texas and she lived there for the rest of her life. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and her master's degree from Texas Women's University. During her career, she was a home economics teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio. For approximately twenty-five years before her retirement, she was the Consultant for Home Economics for the Northeast Independent School District in San Antonio. Barbara enjoyed traveling and made many trips to England during the summers and after retirement.

Barbara is survived by her sister, Carol Gontko of Austin, Texas; brothers, Al (Anne) Terp of Arlington, Virginia, and Bryan (Diane) Terp of Seguin, Texas; nieces, Mary Elizabeth (Alex) Domkowski, Susan Milligan, Anna (Scott) Braden, Catherine (Jerry) Hamilton, Deborah (Rich) Chiappe, and Cara (Lance) Ferguson; nephews, Frank B. (Danette) Wofford, John (Laura) Terp and Jim Terp. She is also survived by six great nieces and seven great nephews, several cousins and close friends and her much loved cats.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Gilbert R. Wofford; stepfather, Al Terp; brother-in-law, Robert "Bob" Gontko and nephew-in-law, Mike Milligan.

Pallbearers will be Frank B. Wofford, Bryan Terp, Tommy Crouch, Charles Lott, Alex Domkowski and Clint Cook.

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Interment will follow at Rutledge Cemetery, 1735 Rutledge Road, Poteet, Texas,78065.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Poteet Cemetery Association at Po Box 665, in Poteet, Texas, 78065-0665.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. I knew her as Aunt Barbara. She was my mother, Margaret Griffin's close friend. They met at University of Texas in the Home Economics Department. Barbara was the most creative person. She was quite the seamstress, made beautiful quilted clothing and cooked up delicious food. I remember the wonderful meal she made for my family after she attend cooking school at the Cordon Bleu. She was always so kind and generous. I admired her adventurous spirit with her annual trips to England where she would find the best treasures. She was truly like an aunt to me and I will miss her greatly. My deepest condolences to her family.

Posted by Laura Davis - Houston, TX - Friend   May 29, 2019

Our lovely neighbor and friend. Such a lovely lady. So sweet. She always brought cookies over for the children. We'll all miss her sweet smile.

Posted by Brenda Murphy - San Antonio, TX - Friend   May 28, 2019

It was my privilege to work with Barbara when she was at Robert E. Lee High School and later when we both were at North East ISD Central Office. She was a very special person to me. I appreciated her help when I was just a "rookie" administrator. If I had a question about procedure or the best way to handle a situation, I could count on her expertise for a good answer. She was generous and caring and always had the students under her care as a first priority. I have some special mementos that I will always treasure as they remind me of her. My condolences to your family, Barbara. You will be missed.

Posted by Welta Burris - Seguin,, TX - Coworker   May 28, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara in 2008 when I visited her home with the then Director of the School of Human Ecology at the University of Texas at Austin. I represented the Division of Textiles and Apparel, our visit was to thank Ms. Wofford for setting up an endowment to be used to bring in state of the art equipment for the Apparel Design Students to use in the Garment Construction Laboratories. Since that time Barbara and I remained in contact speaking over the phone on Sunday evenings for over an hour ever couple of weeks. I greatly appreciated what she had done for our students, so many of them benefited from her generosity and will continue to do so through her endowment. It was a pleasure to talk with her to hear about her career experiences, her views on life, her much loved cats, and her visits to England ( I am from the UK ). She will be remembered with great love and appreciation, both from myself and the many students whose lives she benefited and those that will benefit in the future from her kind generosity.

Posted by Eve Nicols - Austin, TX - Friend   May 28, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family that she loved so very much.
Windy & Laurie Miller

Posted by Laurie Miller - Poteet, TX - Family   May 27, 2019

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