Barbara Jean Potter Kerbo

Barbara Jean Potter Kerbo
Barbara Jean Potter Kerbo

Barbara Jean Potter Kerbo, 80, of Amarillo, TX died July 24, 2020.

Barbara was born January 11, 1940 in Tulia Texas where she grew up and graduated from Tulia High School in 1958.

After graduation she attended West Texas State University then decided to attend Cosmetology School in Amarillo where she met and married Cecil Kerbo.

After Cosmetology school they moved to Tulia where they worked and started their family.  Barbara went back to WT where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and received her Teaching certificate in 1972.  She taught in Tulia and Pampa school systems for a combined 23 years.  She retired from teaching in 2002.

Barbara, Mrs. Kerbo, Momma, Meme were the names that she went by.  She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Gardening, reading, and cooking, especially baking sweets for her family. Dancing with her husband Cecil was one of her lifelong loves and they were good and fun to watch. One of her favorite things as a mother and grandmother was to watch her children and grandchildren in their sports, she did everything to never miss a game.

Barbara went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2020. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ina Lillian Potter, father, Jesse Richard Potter, and her brother, Richard Wayne Potter.

Survivors include husband Cecil Kerbo of the home, son Chris Kerbo and wife Sami, daughter Jan Moser and husband Kurt, son Kent Kerbo and wife Misty, son Kirk Kerbo and wife Madella all of Amarillo. Grandchildren include Andrea Moser Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Arron Kerbo Leavenworth Kansas, Tori Meeks Canyon Texas, Shelby Carrillo Friona Texas, Sierra Moser Orlando Florida, Kirsten Gray Canyon Texas, Kamber Kerbo, Chance Kerbo, Mollie Kerbo Amarillo Texas and 6 great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be Wednesday at 10 am at the chapel at Boxwell Brothers 2800 Paramount Blvd. Amarillo Tx, burial at Rosehill Cemetery Tulia following.

Visitation will be from 6-7pm Tuesday, July 28 at Boxwell Brothers.

Receiving friends and family at Jan’s house: 7013 Sunburst Amarillo Texas.

Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

13 Replies to “Barbara Jean Potter Kerbo”

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve known Barb for a very long time..Condolence’s to you and your family.. She will be missed.
    Glenda Cummings Morrison

  2. We never had the pleasure of meeting Barbara, but our son Mike has. In learning more about her through this lovely obituary, we can easily understand why she was so loved. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Kent, I ‘m so sorry to hear your mother has passed. It reminds me of my mother’s passing only 3 years ago. The loss of your mother is so hard! She is such the heart beat of the family. But remember, she’s watching you.

  4. Cecil, very sorry for your loss. You know mother loved you lots, Thelma Evan’s. Prayers for you and your family!
    Deanne Rogers

  5. So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. I can still hear her laugh from when you guys were in Tulia. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God’s loving arms surround all of you
    at this difficult time.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God provide you with His comfort, peace and strength.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Barb will be missed by her family. Barb has gone to be with her parents and brother again. Will miss her dearly. I will not be able to attend her services but thoughts and prayers are with Cecil and family. Barb and Cecil fought over who was going to cut my long hair when they were in school together. Barb won out. She was a character and a half. Love you, cousin Phyllis Reagan Roderick.

  8. Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    Nancy Finck and Ann Billington

  9. Deepest condolences on your loss of Barb. I will always remember her quick wit, infectious laugh and beautiful smile. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  10. I am so very sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady. May you be comforted knowing there are so many people who love ya’ll and are praying for your sweet family. Love you guys.

    Kim and Caleb Davis

  11. I was sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. I’ve known she and Cecil for a number of years. I’m hoping to see the family at the burial. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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