Brown, Barbara Varney, 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on
August 19, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Her husband of 60 years, Phil, and their son Brad precede her in death.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Susan Brown Douglas, son-in-law, Mark E. Douglas of Richmond, granddaughters, Sarah-Bradley, Maddy, Gracie and Hannah, her sister Patsy Hackworth of Charleston, WV, brother Flip (Brenda) Varney of Atlanta, GA, sister-in-law Darlene (Ray) Brown of League City, TX, nieces, Jeanie Brown Williams of Chesapeake, WV, Stephanie (Pat) Hackworth Bays of WV, Sandy (Jeff) Hackworth Ray of Charleston WV, Jessica Varney of Niceville, Fl, and nephews, Rocky (Janie) Hackworth of Charleston, WV, David (Michelle) Brown of League City, TX, and Matthew Varney of Charlotte, NC.
Born in Williamson, WV, Barbara left her mark wherever she went.
Graduating valedictorian from Williamson High School she went on to graduate
from Marshall University with a degree in Home Economics. There she met and
married the love of her life, Philip M. Brown. She began her career as a “domestic engineer” and together they moved to Springfield, Va. where they raised a family and made lifelong friends, affectionately known as the Saratoga gang.
After successful careers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C. both Phil and Barbara retired to Governor’s Land in Williamsburg, VA. Affectionately known as Nana B. and Grandy to their adoring granddaughters, Williamsburg served as the perfect community to live out their retirement years. In addition to being close to family, they created dear friendships with their neighbors and church community and Barbara’s passion for golf blossomed, becoming an 18-Hole Club Champion and shooting 2 holes–in-one at the Two Rivers Country Club where they were members.
Barbara is now safely in the arms of Jesus, reunited with Phil and Brad, her parents, Fred and Hazel and many other loved ones. Oh what a reunion that must have been!
Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Cedarfield, Home Instead Senior Care and Heartland Hospice as they helped the family navigate this illness and took such good care of Barbara.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11am, in the Fellowship Hall at Cederfield, 2300 Cedarfield Parkway, Richmond, Va., 23233. Parking will be limited.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090, www.alz.org.