Barbara Faye (Rierson) Beal, age 73, left her earthly home on Tuesday evening, June 12, 2018 in Lubbock, Texas, surrounded by her family. She was born July 12, 1944 in Clovis, New Mexico to Herman and Mary (Shaw) Rierson. Barbara grew up in Bellview, New Mexico and attended Rosedale and Grady schools where she graduated in 1962. Her grandmother taught her to play the pump organ and piano when she was young. She was also known for playing the accordion as well as the Dulcimer. Her love of music showed as she sang and played with her siblings throughout the years. On Father's Day, June 16, 1963 she married Guy H. Beal. Their marriage was blessed with three sons and several homes as they were a proud military family.
Barbara dearly loved her family and those left to honor her are Guy, her beloved husband of 55 years; sons, Bruce and wife Karen Beal of Lubbock, Tim and wife Paula Beal of Gilbert, Arizona; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sisters, Maurine Thomas, Anita Cain, Joyce Hughes, Carolyn Lake; brother, Jessie Rierson; and many nieces and nephews.
Those preceding her in death are her parents; son, Danny; and infant siblings, Mary Alice and Lonnie Winston.
A visitation will be held from 1 - 8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Combest Family Funeral Homes. Services will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Redbud Baptist Church with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in honor of Barbara to the Parkinson's Foundation.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
A True beautiful lady both inside and out. She was faithful and fought to the very end.She was loved by so many and will be missed by all. Thinking of you with sincere sympathy and prayers . Numbers 6: 24-26
Rio Rancho, NM
Friday, June 15, 2018
Heaven just received another Angel, Love You Aunt Barbara.
Wanda and Bill Page
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you..Barbara was a sweet and fun loving friend..we started to school together and graduated together..lots of memories of the Rierson family!
Judy & Mike Trower
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
I grew up with Barbara. We made many memories that I will always remember. Our hearts are saddened but she is rejoicing in heaven today. Good job cousin. My prayer is that the family will find peace and comfort in the Lord.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
I lost a very good friend yesterday but Heaven gained an awesome Angle. Good bye my very special friend. You will always hold a special place in my heart.