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Mrs. T. M. (Barbara) Hooper

Mrs. Barbara Beheler Hooper was a libraian at Timpson High School.

Funeral sevices for Mrs. Barbara Ann Hooper, age 56, of Gary, TX. were Monday,July 11 at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Timpson with interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson.

Mrs. Hooper  was born June 30, 1938 in Ft. Worth, TX.  Her parents are William Massie adn Mildred (Bearden) Beheler.  She was preceded in death by her father.  She died Saturday, July9, 1994 in the Panola General Hospital in Carthage, TX,  Mrs. Hooper was a school teacher sicne 1961 and she was currently serving as the librarian with the Timpson Independent School District.  She was a member of the First Untied Methodist Church of Timpson and the Texas Library Association.

The officiating ministers were Rev. Lou Thomas and Rev. Sally Couvillion.  Music was provided by Gail Hairgrove, Carrie Stine Wiley, Irene Horton, and Rev. Lou Thomas.

Pallbearers were T.M. Hooper, Tommy Hooper, Timmy Hooper, Tracey Hooper, Torey Largent, Wendall Amos, Lynda Johnson, Elisabeth Bailey, and Vernon Higginbotham.

Services were under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson.

Mrs. Barbara Hooper is survived by her mother, Mildred Rae Bearden Beheler of Gary; huband, T.M. Hooper of Gary; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Terri Hooper of Port Arthur, Tracy and Robin Hooper of Timpson and Torey Hooper of Dallas, and four grandchildren, Garrett, Grant, Trey and Tyler Ann Hooper

Courtesy of Timpson Area Obituaries Book(TAGHS)

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06/27/09 01:56 AM #1    

Regie Harris (1968)

Mrs. Hooper was my favorite high school teacher. She was not only a teacher but someone I considered a friend.

I once drew a cartoon of her sitting in her tiny little book room office with her back to the door. She had a pencil stuck in the back of her "French Twist"
hair do and was wearing her favorite white blouse with big black pok-a-dots. In the drawing she was typing, reaching for a book, kicking a file drawer shut, and all at the same time with what apeared to be six arms. When I gave it to her she laughed.

A few days before she passed away, I called her while she was in the hospital. She made me promise that I would always keep drawing to make people laugh.

Shortly before I left for the Navy, she shared a bit of wisdom that I took with me throughout my life.
She told me, "Not all the answers are in the books. You have to go out in the world and find them."

Years later I realize how profound that statement was, for a woman whose entire life involved books. I was fortunate enough to be able to thank her for that valuable piece of advice when we last spoke.

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