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Barbara Ann Anizan

April 9, 1941 — September 1, 2023

Pearsall, Texas

Barbara Ann Anizan was born to Louis and Ella Mae Smith on April 9, 1941. Less than two years later, her father was killed in an auto accident. Her mother would marry again, this time to Theo Smith. She was the youngest in her family with three older sisters. She was raised in Sabinal, Texas, with her parents and sisters.

As a teenager, as she was babysitting a boy from down the street, she met the young boy's older brother. His name was Anthony Anizan. Anthony and Barbara fell in love and were married on March 20, 1959, and started their own life together.

After Anthony left the Navy, the couple moved around Texas several times before settling in Pearsall. They joined the First Baptist Church and raised four children of their own. Barbara could be seen in the church choir and often in the Fellowship Hall volunteering in the kitchen or at the nursing home where Anthony and Barbara taught Sunday School. Barbara was mostly a stay-at-home mom although she had a few part-time jobs at the local pharmacy, a department store, and a floral shop to name a few. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, playing cards, watching old movies, and cheering on the San Antonio Spurs.

After Anthony retired, their days were filled with visiting family and friends across the miles. The later years of their lives were not kind to either as one ailment or another was always a part of their lives. Just one month shy of their 64th anniversary, Anthony succumbed to the effects of cancer on February 16, 2023. Barbara had been bed ridden for the previous year with ailments of her own. On Friday, September 1, 2023, Barbara passed from this life to the next where she was reunited with her husband.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and her husband. She is survived by her four children: Annette Dunn and husband Stephen of Hot Springs, Arkansas; Glenn Anizan and wife, Kim of Pearsall; Kathy Slind and husband, Brian of Nampa, Idaho; and Frank Anizan and wife, Phyllis of Conroe, Texas. Barbara is also survived by her five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A viewing for family and friends will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023, from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Primrose Funeral Services in Pearsall, Texas. A graveside service is scheduled for 9:00 A.M., Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the Sabinal Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Pearsall.

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Service Schedule

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Public Viewing

Friday, September 8, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Primrose Funeral Services - Pearsall

608 East Trinity Street, Pearsall, TX 78061

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 9, 2023

9:00 - 9:30 am (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Saturday, September 9, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church - Pearsall

204 South Walnut Street, Pearsall, TX 78061

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