Barbara Jean Vieira, 77, of Weatherford, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Memorial Park with Pastor Ron Liles officiating.
Barbara was born to Grady and Mary Gardner on July 3, 1935, in Birmingham, Ala. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Womenâ€™s International Bowling Congress. She worked for the Bowl-a-Rama for many years.
Barbara married Adelino â€śRockyâ€ť Vieira on Jan. 4, 1953, in Pascagoula, Miss. He preceded her in death Oct. 27, 2007.
She is survived by her children, Kathy Robertson and husband George, Thresa Russell and husband Kelly and Tony Vieira, all of Weatherford, Texas, Mark Vieira of Hueytown, Ala., Michelle Griffith and husband Don of Greenfield, Ind., Monalisa Ake and husband Donny of Portales, N.M., and Todd Gardner of Springtown, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Michael and Robert Gardner; three sisters, Patricia Sprouse, Geri Smith and Debra Leber; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Sandra Bowers and Susan Renda; and her grandchildren, Cherish Roxanne Walter, Matthew Vaughn Robertson and Wade Allen Gardner.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com