Barbara J. Kelly, 69, Universal City, TX, passed away on January 20, 2023, after a courageous battle against Glioblastoma.
A Celebration of her Life will take place at 10:00 a.m. on February 18, 2023, at Universal City United Methodist Church, 90 Winn Ave., Universal City, TX 78148.
Barbara was born on January 24, 1953, to Robert and Betty Kelly in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a devoted Daughter, Aunt, Sister and Friend.
Barb’s friends and family would describe her as dependable, loyal, creative, hard-working, caring, optimistic, loving and thoughtful. Some would include bossy or controlling, but she’d just argue that she had better ideas than the rest of us!
Barb was passionate about her mission work in Africa, visiting schools and retirement homes with her therapy dogs, helping to establish the Universal City Animal Shelter building and organizing the first junior volunteer program, and contributing to her Dad’s favorite charity, St. Judes Children’s Hospital.
She loved exploring San Antonio and surrounding Texas towns, happy hours with friends, Wednesdays at Judys, traveling (taking cruises, going to Germany, New Mexico and Niagara Falls), spending time with family and of course... watching Hallmark movies.
In line with her charitable nature, we suggest in lieu of flowers contributions in her memory be made to either:
Homes for the Homeless (animal shelter), 2150 Universal City Blvd, Universal City, TX 78148, or
Universal City United Methodist Church (Africa projects), 90 Winn Ave., Universal City, TX 78148
Both non-profits accept online donations.
Barb is preceded in death by some family, including her beloved father Bob and brother John, and her fur babies (dogs).
She is survived by:
Betty Kelly, Mother
Mike Kelly, Brother, and his wife Jody Bob Kelly, Jr., Brother, and his wife Liz Tammy Kelly, Sister-in-Law
Jeff Kelly, Brother, and his wife Lori Eileen Larkin, Sister, and her husband Jeff
Nieces and Nephews:
Jeffrey Michael Kelly, Alison Kelly, Jenna Kelly, Jared Kelly, Lindsey Finer, Megan Pugh, Stephanie Kelly, Nichole Ryan, Justin Kelly, Spencer Kelly, Jeffrey Alan Kelly, Tyler Kelly, Jordyn Copus, Jacob Kelly, Kristina Carlon, Jeffrey Larkin, Patrick Larkin and Sean Larkin
Great Nieces and Nephews:
Charlie, Jack, Isla, Carson, Caiden, Brody, Ava, Peyton Wesley, Austyn, Waylon Rizon, Kellan, Aiden, Tripp, Brixton, Harper, Selah, Finn and Hudson