In Memory

Barbara Doris Anderson (McCLATCHEY)

Barbara Doris Anderson (McCLATCHEY)

Barbara Anderson McClatchy

November 5, 2016

Barbara Anderson McClatchy, 62, went home to be with the Lord early on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Arlington, Texas after a valiant battle with cancer. Her devotion to family and firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. She leaves behind her life-long love and husband of 32 years, Scott McClatchy; daughter, Michelle, and her husband, Seth Mueller; daughter, Meredith, and husband, Ronald Tilton.

Barbara was born on Nov. 20, 1953, in Fort Worth, Texas, to father, Raymond E. Anderson and mother, Rose Williams Anderson, who predeceased her. She grew up in a large, loving family as the youngest of five sisters -- Jean Richerson, Joan Posluszny, Christine McKown and Arlene Jones. Barbara attended Texas Christian University and earned a degree in kinesiology.

Barbara married Scott McClatchy on Nov. 3, 1984, in Fort Worth, Texas, where they lived and raised their two daughters.

Barbara had a fondness for travel, finding her way to a long career at American Airlines. Barbara spent the height of her time at American in network and route planning, helping build the world's largest airline's network in Europe and Asia. After a successful 34-year career, Barbara retired from American Airlines in May of 2016.

Barbara had a full life. She was an amazing mom, a loving and devoted wife, wonderful sister, aunt, daughter and a caring friend. She was loved by everyone who met her because of her kind words, her thoughtful actions, her wealth of love, and her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. Even through the last few years of her life, her perseverance battling cancer was a testament to her character and a testimony to her friends and family. She was truly an extraordinary woman and worthy of honor and remembrance.

The family would like to thank Barbara's most recent oncology treatment professionals -- Dr. Karel Dicke and his staff with Arlington Cancer Center, as well as the intensive care unit and oncology staff at Arlington Memorial Hospital. They gave their all to fight along side of and compassionately care for Barbara in her final moments.If you would like to express your love and appreciation for Barbara, please send your donation in her memory to Arlington Cancer Center Genomic Medicine Fund. Checks may be made payable to the Texas Health Resources Foundation and mailed to PO Box 200038, Arlington TX 76006.