July 9, 1940 - February 11, 2017 Barbara Downing, age 76, departed this life on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at her home in San Antonio, Texas with her family by her side. The daughter of the late Kenner and Eliza Hatfield, Barbara was born on July 9, 1940 in Buskirk, Kentucky but raised in Matewan, West Virginia from day two on. She was a descendant of the Hatfield Clan. In addition to being a loving spouse, mother and grandmother, Barbara was a retired Human Resource Officer at Lackland Air Force Base, serving for over 20 years in this capacity. She was a member of Calvary Hills Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas. Barbara was the Class President of her 1959 Magnolia Matewan High School graduating class and a high school cheerleader from 1957 to 1959. She remained an active member of the student Alumni organization. In addition, the work she did with the George Gervin Organization and NAF Retirement Union were near and dear to her heart along with getting family together at her favorite vacation spot, Gatlinburg TN. Those left to share her memory and mourn her passing include her loving husband Robert Downing, daughter Debbie and husband John DeLeo, daughter Angie and husband Rocky Williams, son Robert Downing and wife Lisa, and daughter Dawn and husband Billy Cuevas, brother Kenner Jr., sisters Charlene, Darlene and Marlene, grandchildren Bryan, John, Jessica, Matthew, Ashley, Chris, Candace, Kaci, Austin, Katie, Brandon, Josh and spouses Shanna, Brittany, Kris and Ryan along with great grandchildren Aiden, Kaylea, Kali, Elijah and Cameron. She is also survived by a host of in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and a community of friends. Services honoring the life of Barbara will be conducted on Saturday, 18 February at 2:00 pm at Calvary Hills Baptist Church (loop 1604 North). Family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to honor Barbara's memory to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital and/or Calvary Hills Baptist Church building foundation, 910 W. Loop 1604 North, San Antonio, Texas 78251.
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