Barbara J. Reid

  • Born: November 26, 1934
  • Died: July 17, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara J. Reid, age 85, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Austin, Texas on November 26, 1934 to Carl and Willie Mae (Burrows) Templeton.

Barbara grew up in Austin and after graduating from Austin High School, spent six years working for the Southern Union Gas Company in Austin. During that time, she married the love of her life, John Reid, in 1956, and they subsequently welcomed into the world their children, Aaron and Kathleen. Upon moving to San Antonio where John worked for the IRS for thirty years, Barbara dedicated herself to her home and to her children. While doing so, she imbued into her home her robust faith in Christ and exercised her giftedness as an artist—a gift which she shared and passed on to so many through her paintings and her appreciation for beauty. Barbara cherished her involvement at church, but more importantly, thrived in sharing the love of Christ with others through deep friendships and conscientious care for others. So many have been the recipients of her prayerful and thoughtful cards and letters and her always-timely concern. Barbara will be most remembered for her selflessness, her hospitality, and her ability to make others feel loved and important.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband John Reid. Barbara is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Larry and Nina Templeton, and brother Mark Templeton; her son, Aaron Reid; daughter, Kathleen Shelton and husband Rob; grandchildren, Nathan Reid, Allison Reid, Emily Jiang and husband Josh, and Erica Ross and husband Jack; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at Austin Memorial Park in Austin, Texas.