Barbara Ann Eisler, 76, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Greg Surles officiating.
Barbara was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Hobbs, N.M., and married Gifford Robert "Bob" Eisler on June 27, 1953, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death Sept. 20, 1980.
She was a broker for Marie Rowland Real Estate. When it closed, she went to Abilene Christian University and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology.
She then began working as the Texas State Region IV Volunteer Coordinator and helped nursing homes set up volunteer programs. After retiring, she began raising Arabian horses and continued to bow hunt. She still holds the state record for the largest turkey taken with a bow and arrow.
She was a member of 11th and Birdwell Lane Church of Christ.
Survivors include one daughter, Pam Hass and husband Larry; grandsons, Robert Newton and Robert Ramsey and wife Cheyenne, all of Big Spring; one granddaughter, Sommer Topia and husband Michael of Fort Stockton; and seven great-grandchildren, Baley, Dusta and Colton White, Ryan Bradley, Gabriella and Alyssa Ramsey and Teagan Topia.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, W.D. and Marie (Cates) Rowland; one daughter, Robbie Winn; one granddaughter, Lori White Beck; and one brother, Rufus Rowland.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com