Barbara A. Sealy
The most amazing wife, mom and Mimi.
Born in Erie, Pennsylvania on March 14, 1952 to Robert and Charlene Hassler. Barbara grew up on West 9th St. making many memories with her parents and sister Nancy. She graduated from Strong Vincent High School and Grove City College. She began working at Eriez Magnetics as a secretary and continued this secretarial work for her husband and their businesses throughout her life.
Barbara married Gary Sealy on June 26, 1976 and instantly became a mother to Ryan and Meghan. They moved to Spring, Texas in October of 1978 and there she had two children, Brianna and Lucas. Gary and Barbara shared an incredible marriage and she was everything to him.
Spring, Texas has been her home for over 40 years. During that time Barbara was very involved in raising her children. She enjoyed playing tennis, spending time with her friends and traveling. Barbara was a tremendous hostess where her knack for preparing the perfect recipe, whether it was an elegant business dinner or a Sunday night with the grand kids, was always just right. She became a Mimi for the first time in 2009 and then four more times after to Parker, Serena, Addie, Porter & Vivienne. She never missed a moment with them. She was their number one fan at every sporting event, had the best sleepovers, and always had just the right snack & hug waiting.
Barbara had an infectious laugh and bright smile. She had a listening ear and made everyone feel comforted. Her home was a spot where all were welcome and felt like family.
In November, she had a bout with pneumonia and was eventually diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Unfortunately for all, her fight was short. She did not have enough to overcome an infection that led to sepsis.
Survived by her husband Gary, children Meghan, Brianna, and Lucas, mother Charlene, sister Nancy, and 5 grand children. Predeceased by son Ryan 2003 and father Robert 2013.
Barbara left a legacy that will be carried on.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests, with gratitude, memorial donations to be made in Barbara’s name to any of these organizations.