Barbara Fecko-Gettman
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Barbara Fecko-Gettman
  • August 29, 1939 - January 11, 2018
  • Texas

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Barbara Rose Fecko-Gettman, age 78, died on Wednesday January 11, 2018. Barbara was affectionately known as 'Rosie' was a Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, born on August 29, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Bernard and Lillian Fisher. Barbara was blessed to have the love of 2 wonderful men. After graduating high school she was married in May 1959 to Joseph W Fecko. They were married for 20 years and had 4 children. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Lillian and her husband Joseph. Barbara re-married again in May 1980 to Donald H Gettman and they have been married for 37 years.

Barbara loved art and painted for most of her life. She received degrees in Art and Art History and was talented enough to have some of her work shown at galleries in Texas and Nevada. She enjoyed cooking and loved to entertain her family and friends. She was fortunate to travel all around the world. She got to see and experience many different things throughout the United States to across the pond in England, Italy and Israel. She backpacked through Yellowstone and went scuba diving in the Gulf of Mexico. Barbara had many blessings that I know she gave thanks for every day, but to tell about someone's life and express the love and adoration you have for this person in a few sentences is deceptive. Life was not always easy for Barbara, but her faith in God has always been with her. It is this that she has taught me, keep your faith in God, for he will not forget or abandon you. He is always there to give you strength and guidance. Thank you momma I hope I can remember everything you taught me.

Rosie's work here is done. She received the call. The caller gave her an offer, a kind of offer she couldn't refuse. She had an appointment, the kind of appointment she will not be returning from. They are ready for her now so it was time to go. Do not be sad for her for she is with family and friends she has not seen in a long time.

Barbara is survived by her husband Donald H Gettman, her three sons Joseph G Fecko, James T Fecko and Jeffrey A Fecko and her daughter Karen DeLeon. She has 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many other family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

Everyone who remembers Barbara is asked to celebrate her life in their own way. Raising a glass of your favorite drink in her name would be cool.