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Barbara Ellon Price
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Obituary for Barbara Ellon Price

Barbara Ellon Price of Waco passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at Providence Hospice Center at St. Catherine’s.Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Rosemound Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Jarrell officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey.

Barbara was born March 20, 1933, in Waco, Texas to Woodrow and Ellen Barron. She graduated from Waco High School in 1951 and she attended Baylor University. She worked in downtown Waco for the telephone company during the May 1953 tornado. Following a blind date, she married Bowman A. Price of Georgia. He retired in 1971 as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. They were happily married for 61 years.

Barbara was a member of Austin Avenue United Methodist Church, where she and Bowman were presidents of the Friendship Class. She also served on the Building and Grounds Committee and the Archives Committee. She was an active member of the Central Texas Genealogical Society and volunteered at the Waco-McLennan County Library.
She was a member for 20 years of the Elizabeth Gordon Bradley chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, where she served as registrar.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bowman Price; parents, Woodrow and Ellen Barron; and brother, Woody Jr.

She is survived by one daughter, Suellen Price, of Waco; two sons, Eric Price of Seguin, Texas, and Mark Price of Waco; three grandchildren, Robyn Davis of Conroe, and Jessica and Alex Smith of Waco; and two great-grandchildren, Jaylyn and Declan Davis of Conroe.

The family would like to thank Right at Home, Providence Hospital, Providence Hospice, Healthcare Resort and The Brazos.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Austin Ave. UMC or the DAR.
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home

6101 Bosque Blvd.
Waco, TX 76710





1:30 PM
Rosemound Cemetery

3201 South 12th St.
Waco, TX 76706

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Rosemound Cemetery

3201 South 12th St.
Waco, TX 76706


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