S: Memories of Barbara Jo King Clutts
BC: This album was created with love by Sandra Douglas, Shelley Stautzenberger, and Susan Wright in honor of our mother.
FC: In Loving Memory of Barbara Jo King Clutts
1: A Celebration of Barbara's Life in Pictures
2: Barbara Jo King Clutts was born September 28, 1940, to William K. King and Dorothy Jo Tarrant King in San Antonio, Texas, at Fort Sam Houston Army Hospital.
8: She joined the Camp Fire Girls as a young girl and had fun going to different events. She loved playing the card game Canasta, Monopoly, CLUE, dressing up, searching for houses she suspected of being haunted, watching TV, and playing the piano. One of her favorite pastimes during the summer was swimming and getting a tan with her cousins and brother at Samuell Park, the neighborhood pool. She received her formal education through the Dallas Public School System, graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1958.
10: Barbara married Billy Joe Clutts on Friday the 13th, December, 1958. They met on a blind date through her cousin, Dalyne.
12: All three of Bill and Barbara's girls were born at Methodist Hospital in Oak Cliff. The family was raised in Irving, Texas. Along the way she taught us many things, such as how to speak in accents, be prim and proper, and smile pretty for the camera. | She had a great love of Dallas history and of touring big homes. Many Mother's Days were spent on the Swiss Avenue Home Tour with her daughters. Our mom devoted her life to making sure we got to dance lessons, softball games, girl scout meetings, band performances, and had the perfect outfits, shoes, and prom dresses. | Her love of collecting doll houses and miniatures lead her to putting together memory boxes for each of us over the years, which became time capsules of our lives. Scrapbooking and photographing all these moments was an important part of her life. We are so grateful for this because without her love for documentation, we would not have all these wonderful memories of our childhood. | Susan | Shelley | Sandra
14: When all the girls eventually moved out of the house to start their own families, Barbara decided to go back to work. She chose a job in a gift shop on the Mandalay Canal in Las Colinas, close to home. We don't know if she really made any money, though, because most of her salary seemed to go towards buying special gifts for all of us, our dad, and her six grandchildren.
15: Her new mission became seeking out and devoting herself to providing each grandchild with the perfect clothes and gifts, including special stuffed animals (that sometimes mysteriously disappeared, so backup animals were provided); every Beanie Baby imaginable (many stockpiled in her closet to be given at special occasions), the latest and greatest special dolls and Barbies; the special Hallmark cards denoting special occasions, such as First Birthday, Sorry You're Sick; Lego sets; Thomas trains; etc.
16: Abbey | Grant | Alec | Ryan | Collin | Allison | GRANDKIDS
17: Our kids became so spoiled from visiting Grammie and Grampie's house that they got to the point of asking, "Do you have something for me today?" Our kids fondly remember eating DumDum suckers, swimming and sliding down the water slide, playing with the Fisher Price toys that we once played with as kids, and watching old movies and TV shows, such as Leave it to Beaver and the Twilight Zone.
18: Memorial Website Guest Book Entries April 25, 2010 Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ~ Hughes Funeral Homes Ed C. Smith & Bros. Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas April 25, 2010 I was sorry to read of Barbara's death in today's paper. I was a 6th grade teacher at Brandenburg Elementary and have great memories of the Clutts family. Barbara was always very supportive, and the girls were a joy to have in class. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. ~ Billie Henderson, Irving, Texas April 25, 2010 To Mrs. Stautzenberger and family, Find comfort in the good times you all shared together. You are always there for others. Just know my prayers are with you and your family. Be blessed. ~ Sandra Higgins, Arlington, Texas
19: April 25, 2010 Billy, Susan, Shelley, and Sandra, you picked the perfect picture, a beautiful girl, a beautiful smile, a magical laugh, a beloved friend for 54 years. We are friends forever! Love, Martha Cash I will miss you and our hunts for those haunted houses. Your friend, Mike Cash, Dallas, Texas
20: April 25, 2010 To Sandra, Chris, Collin, and Allison Douglas- my thoughts and prayers are with you, and your entire family, for the loss of your great mother, Barbara. ~ Marilu Kameliski, Plano, Texas | April 25, 2010 Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ~ Eddie and Diane Davis, Dallas, Texas | April 25, 2010 To Bill, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. We know how much Barbara meant to you. Please accept our deepest sympathy. ~ Elmer Strieker, Plano, Texas
21: April 26, 2010 To Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Barbara as the funny one at the table at the old Gifford Hill get-togethers. You and your family are in my prayers. ~ Carol Dunn, Cumby, Texas April 26, 2010 To Bill, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers will be with you and your family. ~ Keith Collinsworth, Highland Village, Texas April 26, 2010 My deepest condolences for Shelley, Grant, Abbey, her husband, and the whole family. ~ Love, Elizabeth Soriano
22: April 26, 2010 To Bill, Susan, Shelley and Sandra: My heart truly breaks to think of your loss of Barbara. My memories of her are all fun and laughter. A couple of times a week for the past several years, I pass by a dollhouse store in North Dallas, and I always think of Barbara and a smile comes to my face. She was a sincerely kind and generous Southern lady, and she will be missed by so many - even those of us who rarely got to see her. You have such a wonderful family. I know you will hold onto your happy memories, and she will be with you forever. ~ Cathy Reeves, Irving, Texas April 26, 2010 To Bill and family, We were so sorry to hear of Barbara's death. She was such a sweet person and we were blessed to have known her. Our deepest sympathy. ~ Alvin & Billie Turner
23: April 26, 2010 To Shelley and her family, all of the members of Shelley's Dinner Club express our great sorrow and sympathy for your loss. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow. ~ Dinner Club Family, Arlington, Texas April 26, 2010 To Susan and family, My deepest condolences to you all on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Susan Shipp, Irving, Texas April 26, 2010 So sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Mrs. Clutts, and it was always a treat to play together - she made everything fun and special. You and your family are in my prayers. ~ Salie Anne Henry, Irving, Texas April 26, 2010 Our deepest sympathy to Susan and her family at this time. Our prayers go out to you to have the comfort and strength, knowing she is at peace and now with God looking down at you and your family. ~ Lynne & Jeff McPeak, Dallas, Texas
24: April 26, 2010 I have had the privilege of attending a few home tours with Mrs. Clutts and Susan...and her enthusiasm and appreciation for those homes so clearly influenced Susan to become the wonderful architect she is. From knowing Susan, and having met her sisters, I definitely know what a wonderful woman Barbara was. My condolences to all of you for your loss of such a beautiful person, mother, sister, wife, grandmother, and friend. God bless all of you, and may God grant eternal peace to her soul. ~ Jean Marusak, Dallas, Texas April 26, 2010 With my deepest sympathy to the Clutts family. Your Mom was always so kind and sweet and was such a wonderful, loving Mom. May the Lord bring you and your families comfort during this time of sorrow. ~ Jeannie Williamson, Coppell, Texas
25: April 27, 2010 My condolences to Susan and her family on the loss of her mother. I only met Barbara once but knew she was a lovely person - especially from knowing the three wonderful daughters she raised. Our prayers are with you and your family, Susan. ~ Kathy & Gerry Renaud, Dallas, Texas | April 27, 2010 Nick, Shelley, Abbey, and Grant, so very sorry. Know that you are all loved. Sending peaceful thoughts your way! ~ Laura Gallup, Arlington, Texas
26: April 27, 2010 Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. ~ Laurie & John Wesloski, McKinney, Texas April 29, 2010 To Sandra and family, I'm so glad I was able to meet your mom and see how much of a sweet and kind lady she was. She always made sure to say hello and visit with me when I saw her. She will be missed! My prayers are with you and your family during this time. ~ Love, your friend, Camille Drummond and Family, Fairview, Texas May 01, 2010 My heart goes out to Susan and the Clutts family on the loss of your wonderful Mom. May God guide and help you during this sad time in your life. ~ Belinda Rice-Earle, Grapevine, Texas
27: May 01, 2010 Have not met you, but your mom's picture caught my eye. Very beautiful, as also my mom. My prayers are with you and your family. My mom crossed over April 5, 2010. ~ Grace Flowers, Machias, New York May 02, 2010 Sandra, what can I say, I am so sorry. I started doing your Mom's hair 30 years ago. Little did I know what a beloved friend she would also be. She was such a warm and beautiful person. I always looked forward to seeing her and chatting with her. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She also loved her family so much. She will be greatly missed. You have my deepest sympathy. I am praying for you and your family. ~ Gayle James, Burleson, Texas
28: Clutts, Barbara Jo King, Age 69, of Irving, Tx, died Friday, April 23, 2010, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Tx, after a long battle with liver disease. She was the daughter of the late William K. King and the late Dorothy Jo Tarrant King. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1958. She is survived by her husband: Billy Joe Clutts of Irving, Texas; three daughters: Susan Wright of Richardson, Texas, Shelley Stautzenberger of Mansfield, Texax, and Sandra Douglas of McKinney, Texas. brother William K. King, Jr., of Carrollton, Texas; and six grandchildren. Funeral services are arranged with Ed C. Smith & Bros. Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation at 11:00 AM and service at 12:00 PM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to http://www.swtransplant.org. Online memorial may be viewed at www.legacy.com. | Barbara Jo King Clutts September 28, 1940 - April 23, 2010
29: Favorite Sports Team: Any team the kids or grandkids were on Favorite Food: Mexican food Favorite Musical Group: Nat King Cole, American Band Stand, Bee Gees, and on and on Greatest Achievement: Her 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren Favorite Saying/Quote: Rag-a-muffin, Tickle Toadie Tootie in an old Rootie, Hi-Garckie, Nanny Gosh Favorite Flower: Impatiens, Violets, and Pansies Favorite Color: Wedgwood Blue Best Childhood Experience: Swimming at the pool and getting a tan Favorite Vacation: Colorado trip to Estes Park Favorite Movie: "Since You Went Away" with Claudette Colbert, Sunset Boulevard, and the Great Escape Favorite Song: Shaboom, In the Still of the Night, Claire De'Lune, Theme to Somewhere in Time Favorite Book: Biographies and Dallas Rediscovered/Dallas history Favorite Restaurant: El Fenix, Kirby's Steak House, and Bill Martin's Steakhouse Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Meringue Pie and Creme Brulee'
32: I just thought I’d say I love you and goodbye. We will miss you dearly I promise I won’t cry. I will never forget our talks Conversations on the phone How happy you were to see me When I finally came home. You worried so much about me I worried about you too, I know this is the hardest thing We've ever had to do. I know you'll always be with me Wherever I will go. No one needs to show me I will always know. | Dear Mom Mallissa A. Moore | I don’t know what to do, Mom I never thought I’d lose you Where I'll go from here I still haven't got a clue. I hope you'll watch over me Be my guiding light Giving me the strength I need To win this endless fight. You're my guardian angel, Mom, Sitting on my shoulder Whispering your words of wisdom To use as I get older. I don't want to say goodbye But we'll meet again someday. We'll pick up where we left off Before you went away.
33: She lived a very blessed life surrounded by her family. We will all truly miss her!