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Barbara Ann West

November 2, 1956 – January 16, 2021

 

Barbara Ann 'Barbie' West, 64, of Haslet, Texas, died on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

 

Barbie was born November 2, 1956, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Kenneth Accola Brinkley and Doloris Amelia Hillemeier Brinkley.

 

Barbie graduated Northwest Classen High School in 1974 where she had already fallen in love with her soulmate, Randal 'Randy' Morgan West. On August 10, 1975, Barbie and Randy were wed and began their beautiful life together. In 1985, Barbie graduated Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and continued her career at Baptist Hospital, helping others.

 

In March 1990, Barbie and Randy moved their family to Fort Worth, Texas, to begin a new journey. Barbie enjoyed working for Cook Children’s Hospital as a pediatric nurse and case manager until a higher calling came; caring for her sweet grandchildren as a Mimi. Barbie’s greatest love was for the Lord and her family. Her love was easily observed through her kindness and actions to others. Barbie was a devoted member of Gateway Church, and participated in numerous ministries, where she graciously gave her presence and prayers to others in need.

 

Barbie was survived by her loving husband, Randy West; children, Stephen West (Hope), Timothy West (Jennifer) and Jonathan West (Debbie); and grandchildren, Cheyanne West, Brayden West, Levi West, Taylor West, and Savannah Sailer-Torres; and many cousins, family members and friends who loved her very much. Barbie was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Accola Brinkley and Doloris Amelia Hillemeier Brinkley; and grandparents, Guy M. Brinkley and Leona C. Accola Brinkley.

 

Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 23, at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Also, at a later date, a celebration of life was held in Fort Worth, Texas.