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Barbara Houston

May 6, 1945 - 
May 30, 2021
Barbara Houston
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
Resided In: Austin, Texas

Barbara Ann Houston passed into eternal life on May 30, 2021, in Austin, Texas, surrounded by her sons and daughters-in-law. 

She was born in San Antonio and grew up in California and New Mexico, graduating from Sandia High School, in Albuquerque.  She received her degree in Applied Arts-Interior Design from Texas Tech University and thereafter lived in Llano, Texas for many years, raising her three sons, Alan, Richard and Thomas Houston.  An accomplished artist, she was skilled in  pottery and painting and was an early member of the Llano Fine Arts Guild.  She was involved in many other Llano organizations, including the Junior Women’s Culture Club, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and school parent-teacher organizations.  She later moved to Austin and expanded her love of interior design into a career as a successful Realtor. 

Her faith was of paramount importance – she had a deep relationship with God and was very active in her church. Her most treasured role, however, was being mom to her children and “grandmommy” to her beloved grandchildren, Braden, Micaela, Elise, Coralie, August and Dylan. She had many friends and family who were graced with her love and sense of humor, including her daughters-in-law, Heidi (Alan) and Danica (Thomas), Heather (Richard’s fiancée), her four siblings, Carolyn, Richard, Joan and Stephen, and her many nieces and nephews. Her warmth and generosity will be remembered by all and her love and kindness will be with us forever.

The family plans a small, private service.  If desired, donations may be made in her memory to Oxfam International ( or Christopher House hospice, in Austin.(

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