Barbara Jean Gonzales, December 25, 1952~ April 3, 2013

Barbara Jean Gabbard Gonzales, 60 of Fayetteville passed away on April 3, 2013 at Washington Regional Medical Center. She was born December 25, 1952 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, daughter of Floyd and Wilma Gabbard. Barbara, or as she was known “Bobbie” worked 14 years as a CNA for Washington Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jerry Gonzales. Survivors include two brothers, Warren Gabbard and wife Polly and Randy Gabbard and wife Donna both of Fayetteville; sister, Lori Hollis and husband Jerry of Fayetteville; three nephews, Jeremy Gabbard of Little Rock and Jared Hollis and Donnie Carrasco both of Fayetteville; two nieces, Skye O’Grady of Arizona and Susan Hollis of Fayetteville and several other family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7PM, Friday at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Dowell Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.

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    Name » 03. Apr, 2013

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this time. Barbara will be greatly missed.We know that Barbara and Jerry are once again together hand in hand walking in heaven. May God be your strength through this time.

    Love, Anthony and Diane Gonzales

    Alvin Herrington » 04. Apr, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bobbie at WRMC and that is where we found out that we were distant cousins. She was always so pleasant to work with, and a joy to know. I had only talked with her once since my leaving WRMC years ago. She was such a great friend too, I know you will miss her. May the Lord bless and hold each of you in the palm of His hand. Let Him be with each step of the way.

    Carrie Warren » 05. Apr, 2013

    When I heard about Barbara, this Brad Paisley song came to mind…

    I’ve read somewhere statistics show
    The man’s always the first to go
    And that makes sense ’cause I know she won’t be ready
    So when it finally comes my time
    And I get to the other side
    I’ll find myself a bench, if they’ve got any
    I hope she takes her time, ’cause I don’t mind
    Waitin’ on a woman

    Jerry and Barbara are together at last. My prayers go out to their families.

    Beth Henning » 05. Apr, 2013

    To the Hollis and Gabbard Families:
    “The Angels are always near to those who are grieving to whisper
    to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.”

    Beth Henning

    Morgan & Brenda McNeil » 06. Apr, 2013

    Barbara was a beautiful person who brought a lot of love and joy to everyone who knew her. We will miss her terribly, but I know she is in heaven with Jerry and our Lord. I pray the Lord will comfort her family during this difficult time until we can see her again.
    Brenda & Morgan McNeil

    Neighbor » 09. Apr, 2013

    May Barbara Jean Gabbard Gonzales RIP, the Grand Sovereign of the Universe yearns to make right all the wrongs of death with prayers and many Psalms in mourning let his will be done in Heaven and on Earth. Matthew 6:9,10; Psalms 37:11; John 5:28,29