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Barbara Ann (Kemp) McCoy
April 25, 1933 ~ July 12, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Barbara Kemp McCoy died peacefully, at Colonial Lodge in Greenville, TX on July 12, 2023. A committal service will take place at the DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX on August 7, 2023 at 9:15 a.m.
Barbara was born April 25, 1933 in Waskom, TX. She was the youngest child of three, born to Bessie Hudspeth Kemp and Oscar Kenneth Kemp. Her parents, her sister Shirley Kemp McFarland and brother, Larry Kemp preceded her in death.
Barbara earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Texas A & M University—Commerce. There, she was a member of Sigma Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity. She taught high school home economics in Rains County and State College, PA, elementary grades in Caddo Mills, TX and was a special education vocational coordinator for Tri County Co-op before retiring from Commerce ISD.
Barbara married Dr. Dudley Miller in 1955 and they were together for twenty-five years. They had one son, Kenneth Miller. He and his wife, Kathy, formerly of Commerce, reside in Burleson. She had one granddaughter, Kati Miller Jones and her husband, Dalton, of Mansfield, and two great grandsons, Logan Jones and Aaron Jones of Mansfield.
Barbara’s second marriage was to Dr. Paul McCoy in 1983. They were together for sixteen years before he preceded her in death. Paul’s surviving children are Robin McCoy Brooks and Husband Ted Leonhardt of Bellingham, WA, Cheryl McCoy of Portland, OR and Paul McCoy III and his wife Anne of Pomfret, CT. Also, his grandchildren, Barbie McCoy of North Oxford, MA and Elliot Brooks and his wife, Amanda, of Louisville, CO.
Barbara was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Commerce. Before her lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s, she was an active member of Northeast Hunt County Retired Teachers, The Garden Study Club, The Rejebian Book Review Club, The Northeast Texas Chapter of MOAA and the Northeast Texas International Food and Wine Society. Barbara loved planning, preparing food and entertaining.
A memorial service will be held at the Dallas/ Ft. Worth National Cemetery at a later date.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Malynda and her staff at Colonial Lodge Tender Care in Greenville for the exceptional care Barbara received over the past eleven years. In addition, thank you to Dr. Rick Selvaggi and Paloma Hospice for their care and support.
Memorial Contributions can be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation.