Betty Jean (Tester) Barnard

March 8, 1932 ~ January 9, 2020 (age 87)


Mrs. Betty Jean Barnard (Tester), 87, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, in Parrish, Florida.  Betty was born to Herman and Myrtel Tester in Bristol, Tennessee on March 8, 1932.  She was married to Grundy Virginia high school sweetheart Warren Curtis Barnard on November 11, 1951.  Betty and Curtis lived at MacDilI AFB Tampa, FL; Chanute AFB in Rantoul, IL;  Ellsworth AFB Rapid City, SD; and retired at Barksdale AFB Bossier City, LA  in 1976.  They moved to Rapid City, SD and lived there until 1986, then moved to Wesley Chapel, FL, and in 2001 to Parrish, FL.  She loved playing pinochle with family and friends.  Betty was preceded in death by her husband Curtis and two siblings.  Survivors include her two children, Deborah Hill (Kenneth) and Warren Stephen Barnard; three grandsons, Kyle, Andrew, and Ryan; granddaughter, Hailey; and four great-granddaughters, Jacqueline, Samantha, Emma and Riley.

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