Barbara Ann Briggs, 69, of Amarillo, TX, passed away on December 13, 2021.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Memorial Park Cemetery in the East Mausoleum. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Barbara was born in Amarillo, TX on January 30, 1952, to Earl Turley and Beatrice Newberry.
Barbara was a graduate of Palo Duro High School, Class of 1970. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She attended Amarillo College to study “Key Punch” which was the computer technology of the time. Shortly after she started working with Southwestern Bell Telephone as an operator, a position she held for 33 years, retiring in 2004. Barbara enjoyed her work very much though it was very stressful at times. She often looked back on fond memories she had there.
Barbara loved animals, especially giraffes, she had a huge collection that she enjoyed when she was home. She also enjoyed reading Sidney Sheldon mysteries and watching “Murder, She Wrote”. Barbara loved to watch Jeopardy daily with her husband.
Barbara and Johnnie went steady in the 7th grade, they married in April of 1971. This past April, they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Do not grieve Barbara. Although she had many bad days, she was very aware that for those in Christ there is a blessed hope that there is a place where there is no pain and there is perfect peace. Barbara is there.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Briggs; daughter, Shayla Leach and husband Travis; son, Shad and wife Robin; brother, Larry Turley and wife Debbie; sister, Darlene Land and husband Alan Land; nephews, Dr. Ryan Turley and Jerrod Land; nieces, Sara Turley, and Janay Willis; and grandchildren, Brayleigh and Braxten Leach.