Twila Rae Winter Barker

Twila Rae Winter Barker
Twila Rae Winter Barker
Twila Rae Winter Barker, age 83, of Amarillo, TX went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 30, 2020. 
Services will be at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, August 8, 2020, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will be in Llano East Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Twila was born on February 3, 1937 in O’Keene, OK, to Carl Ray and Ruby Winter. She had a younger brother, Gerald Dwight “Sonny” Winter.
Twila graduated from O’Keene High School in 1956. She married Bill Barker in 1987, who preceded her in death in 2013.
Twila raised three children Guy Nightengale, Kristy Nightengale and Rusty Nightengale, while living in Enid, OK and Amarillo, TX. She always strived to teach her children true moral values of life.
Twila‘s career included management of small businesses. She was also co-owner of an automotive business for many years with her husband. After living in Amarillo for 38 years, Twila moved to Albuquerque, NM to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Kristy and Rick Crawford, after the death of her husband Bill.
Later, Twila moved to Grand Senior Living of Albuquerque. The staff loved Twila and greatly enjoyed her wit and charm.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, and daughter, Kristy.
Survivors include son, Guy Nightengale and wife Teresa; son, Rusty Nightengale; son-in-law, Patrick ‘Rick’ Crawford; granddaughters, Jami Nightengale Reissig, Nikki
Nightengale Heinen, Kendra Crawford, and Kala Crawford; grandsons, Jerry Swade Nightengale, Aaron Nightengale, and Kyde Crawford; and blessed with 13 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to express their gratefulness to the staff of Grand Senior Living of Albuquerque for the loving care extended to Twila Barker.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to your favorite charity.

5 Replies to “Twila Rae Winter Barker”

  1. Twila and I arrived at Grand Senior Living within weeks of each other and became friends. She was smart and funny and generous. I met her son Guy and his wife Teresa during one of their visits and want to express my condolences to them and all the family. I miss her.

  2. Sorry for your loss, I had many Sunday afternoons watching NASCAR with your mom and Billy. She would always have a meal prepared. Bill and Twila back together again

  3. Twila will be missed here at the Albuquerque Grand. She had a very endearing personality and the staff came to love her like family. Our deepest and sincerest condolences to her family.

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