Sue Nance Barrett was born January 22, 1947, and went home to be with the Lord on September 11, 2008, after a very short battle with brain and lung cancer.
Sue was born to Marvin Dalton Nance and Nan Edwin Taylor in San Saba, Texas. The Nance family eventually moved to Lampasas, Texas, in 1965, where Sue met the love of her life, Charles R. Barrett. Charles and Sue fell in love and entered into holy matrimony on June 17, 1965.
The happy couple began their new adventure in Lampasas, Texas, but quickly found life leading them to Austin, Texas, where they both began the careers that would last them a lifetime. Sue entered into the banking industry, while Charles found law enforcement a natural fit. A few years later, they were blessed with their first of two boys, Clinton Wayne Barrett, born on February 19, 1968. They soon moved back to Lampasas near their family roots where Sue took a break from banking to be a stay-at-home mom, and manage a small farm.
On September 6, 1971, Sue gave birth to her second and final child, Bryan Glen Barrett. The boys were raised on the farm and enjoyed country life surrounded by their maternal grandparents and many friends from the surrounding area.
In 1975, the Barretts moved back to town (Lampasas), and Sue went back to work in the banking business at Peoples National Bank, which would change hands several times over the next 20 years and be known by many different names, and was finally bought out by First Texas Bank. Sue proudly served in her many positions with her specialty being customer service. Sue had a special talent when it came to serving people.
Sue was a very dedicated mother, serving from a den mother with Cub Scouts to sitting in the bleachers through the rain and freezing weather that football playoff games had to offer through the years. Sue was always there with a warm heart and refreshing smile.
Sue was blessed with her first of five grandchildren in June 1995. Callie Nichole Barrett was born to Bryan and his wife, Nichole. Sue finally had a baby girl in the family. Sue's name quickly changed to what she would be known best as - "Grammy."
The second grandchild and first grandson, Taylor Everett Barrett, was born in December 1998 to Bryan and Nichole. Grammy was soon blessed with more grandchildren from Clint and Allison in May 2002, when Hunter James Barrett was born. Then Cassie Nan Barrett, named for Sue's mother, was born in October 2004. Many adventures would soon follow from princess tea parties to cowboy battles. She could name every character on Sponge Bob. Grammy was always right in the middle ready to play hard. Grammy was a frequent volunteer at north Texas rodeos and playdays, where she watched Callie and Taylor ride everything from sheep to calves, but mainly horses. She also spent many hours watching Hunter's T-ball and soccer games. She met many people at these places who are now another part of her ever-growing extended family.
In August 2005, Grammy was blessed with her final grandchild, Kathryn Elizabeth Barrett, who was born to Bryan and Nichole. Grammy took such pride in all five of her grandchildren. Each was special to her in their own way; each was the most precious in her eyes when she was with them and they knew it. Grammy had a special presence that made everyone feel like they were the most important person when she was near. Her heart was large and always willing to serve, whether it was for The Salvation Army, Lampasas Spring Ho Committee, or many other local committees. Grammy was always looking to leave the world better than she found it. Many souls are better off for having known such a good-hearted and well-meaning lady.
In place of flowers, the family would ask that you make a donation to The Salvation Army of Texas or the charity of your choice on behalf of Sue N. Barrett.
Sue was the niece of Dorothy Gage.