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In loving memory

Graveside Service:

Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Carson Cemetery in Ector, Texas

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Barbara Jean Ooten was born to Gene and Mary Lee (Sharp) Bellows on February 9, 1937 in Savoy, Texas, as the firstborn of six children.

She graduated from Savoy high school, and then became a registered nurse. Barbara thoroughly enjoyed her career as a nurse and she worked for various doctors in their clinics. Barbara was a wonderful and compassionate caregiver. She cared for her mother Mary Lee for 20 years until the time of her death.

Barbara married Wayne Ooten on May 19, 1972 in Sherman, and they had one child Kevin. Barbara was fully engaged in her nursing career and as well as the constant care of her mother, but she loved to read, and she made time in the midst of her packed schedule. She enjoyed Zane Grey, all the books by Pearl Buck and she devoured biographies and auto biographies of country western stars.

She became an avid outdoor person, as she joined her husband hunting and fishing. She loved spending time with Wayne and Kevin outdoors. Barbara really enjoyed traveling as well, the mountains of Colorado had a special appeal and Tucson, Arizona was one of her favorite destinations. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin “Wayne” Ooten; parents, Gene and Mary Lee Bellows; brothers, Roger Bellows, Marvin Bellows and Theodore Bellows.

She is survived by her son, Kevin Ooten; sister, Shirley Mathis; brother, Hubert Bellows.