Heather Suzanne Barkley, 51, of Amarillo, TX passed away Monday, December 30, 2019.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Llano Cemetery. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Heather was born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1968, in Austin, TX to her parents, Bill and Tommie Barkley.
She graduated Salutatorian of Amarillo High School in 1986 as a National Merit Scholar. Heather attended Baylor University graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990. She earned two master’s degrees at Yale University in 1992 and 1994 and her PhD in Medieval Studies at Yale in 1995.
Her professional career included professor of English at Texas Tech University and project engineer at Netscape and AOL in Mountain View, California.
Upon her return to Amarillo, Heather enjoyed teaching English.
Her hobbies included her pets, gardening, and reading. Heather also hiked the Grand Canyon at least two times.
She is survived by her parents; brothers, Dr. Brian Barkley, and Clint Barkley; and niece, Audrey Barkley, all of Amarillo.
Memorials may be made to ASPCA.