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Barbara "Barbie" Loraine Wymore

April 18, 1972 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 49)

Obituary

Barbara “Barbie” Loraine Wymore gained her Heavenly Wings on April 12, 2022 at the age of 49.  Barbie was born on April 18, 1972 in Harlingen, Texas to Ray and Charlotte Wymore and was raised in Raymondville where she graduated from high school in 1990.   Barbie went on to gain her Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Education from Southwest Texas University in 1995 then also obtained her Master’s Degree in Agriculture Education from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in the Fall of 2000. 

Barbie is preceded in death by her father Ray Wymore, uncle Dickie Busee and grandparents AC & Josephine Bush and William & Anna Wymore.  She leaves behind to cherish her memories her mother Charlotte Wymore, sister Beverly (Jimmy) McCue, nephews Dylan and Cross McCue and the many 4-H members and families whose life she touched in her 26 years as a 4-H Agent in Jim Wells County.

Barbie joined 4-H in the 3rd Grade.  She showed pigs and eventually moved on to showing Santa Gertrudis heifers.  4-H was her lifelong career as she was also active in Collegiate 4-H at Southwest Texas University.  On January 2, 1996, Barbie was employed as an Assistant Agent in Jim Wells County and later that position was transitioned to County Extension Agent-4-H and Youth Development.  This was a direct result of her work ethic and dedication to the program.   As a 4-H Agent, Barbie was energetic, dedicated and enjoyed working with the kids and families.  Barbie had several opportunities to move in her career but chose to stay in Jim Wells County to serve the community who loved her the most.

Barbie was a PROFESSIONAL.  Barbie was a member of the of the Texas Association of Extension 4-H Agents, Texas County Agricultural Agents Association and Jim Wells County Farm Bureau where she was the driving force behind the success of Ag Fair which taught area 4th grade students about agriculture.  She served as an advisor to the Jim Wells County Fair Association and spent countless hours preparing families to participate in our annual county fair.

Barbie was SUPPORTIVE.  Barbie was the biggest fan of our kids.  No one else went more out of their way to be there for them.  It was always about them.  Barbie enjoyed training and traveling with kids to compete and prided herself in their success.  There could not be an event or competition going on without some pep talk, Facebook post or group picture to commemorate the event.  She went the extra mile to make it both educational and memorable. 

Barbie was CARING.  She traveled and showed up to see our kids show and compete at any event they were involved with, in and out of 4-H.  She showed up and supported 4-H members at UIL, sports, band and any other event she could attend.  Barbie also enjoyed celebrating with graduating seniors at their graduation ceremonies and initiated our 4-H Graduation Cords Program as well.   Each year she helped 4-H members apply for and be awarded countless scholarships for their college education.

Barbie was THANKFUL.  Barbie spent countless hours handwriting thank you letters and notes to volunteers, presenters and many others who made a difference in our children’s lives. 

Barbie was DEMANDING.  Barbie was not afraid to express her thoughts and criticize someone’s lack of performance.  However, it was always because she believed in you and knew that you could do better.  As the 4-H Motto says:  To make the best better… that was her goal.

Barbie, or “4-H Mom” as our 4-H members knew her, will be greatly missed but her memories and legacy will live on.

Serving as Pallbearers, Logan McBryde, Benny Clegg, Trevor Martinez, Kyle Erwin, Daniel Denning and David Gebert. Honorary Pallbearers will be her loving nephews, Dylan and Cross McCue. Serving as lectors at her services will be Anissa Valverdi and Henry Uribe.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 PM, on Monday, April 18, 2022, with a Balloon Release to follow at 6:00 PM. A Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM at the Jim Wells County Fairgrounds Merchant Building, Jim Wells County Fair Assn. 3001 S. Johnson Alice, TX.  78332. A Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 801 S Reynolds St, Alice, TX 78332, Celebrant, Father Pete Elizardo. Rites of Christian Burial will be held at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Raymondville Cemetery, Raymondville, Texas.

Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Monday
April 18, 2022

6:00 PM
Jim Wells County Merchants Building
3001 S Johnson St
Alice, TX 78332

Holy Rosary
Monday
April 18, 2022

7:00 PM
Jim Wells County Merchants Building
3001 S Johnson St
Alice, TX 78332

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
April 19, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
801 S. Reynolds St.
Alice, TX 78332

Christian Burial
Tuesday
April 19, 2022

4:00 PM
Raymondville Cemetery
Raymondville, TX
Raymondville, TX 78580

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