Texas Funeral Service License # 4373

Barbara A. Sealy

Barbara A. Sealy
1952-2020

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.

https://www.raynauds.org/

https://www.scleroderma.org

https://www.lung.org

 

4 Comments

  • Sandra Longnecker Sills Posted January 16, 2020 9:45 am

    Barbara was a childhood friend of mine. I lived just a few houses down from her on West 9th Street. Barbara, Jane Teller & I played together all the time. Her sister Nancy was friends with my sister Denise (we called her Micky, in those days). I have great memories of her and her parents. I considered her one of my best friends. When I saw this obituary, it brought tears to my eyes but then turned into a smile on my face remembering all the good times we had growing up. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Teresa Crowell Posted January 15, 2020 12:53 pm

    It has been nearly 30 years since my husband, Charlie, and I moved from Northampton. Barbara was to me exactly as the obituary stated. Loving, full of fun and laughter. I wish now that I had kept in touch but her spirit will remain with me forever.

  • Robin Lee Wallace Posted January 14, 2020 10:15 am

    Barbara Sealy was the epitome of CLASS. She was TRULY a lady in every sense of the word; & had STYLE that never can be matched. She LOVED her kids & grand babies so hard – they will NEVER doubt where they stand with her. I colored her yard with flowers; while ensuring her irrigation worked efficiently, yet she NEVER EVER treated me like THE HELP. She saw through my current stage & saw ME. I AM HONORED to call Mrs. Gary Sealy my friend & will miss her TERRIBLY. The world is a lighter place & Sealy family weaker… without her wonderful spirit.

  • Cindy Marek Posted January 12, 2020 11:47 pm

    Barbara, You will be on my mine forever more. You were the most loving and caring person I ever met . We had many laughs over at the barn through the years , lunches talking about those grand kids and kids. Your family is so special you are the kindest and always welcome anyone to your home. I will miss that call each time Well Hello Friend. Barbara you will be missed but never forgotten. Love ya friend , Cindy

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