Barbara Lawson
Barbara Lawson
  • April 20, 1935 - December 27, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Barbara Lederman Lawson, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and friend died on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born to August and Anna Lederman on April 20, 1935 in Dallas, Texas, where she lived the remainder of her life with the exception of her sacred New Mexico summer home.

She was a student of literature, a voracious reader throughout her life. Rarely a day passed that one didn't see her with a book. Perhaps owing to this, she was quite the wordsmith and possessed a sweet clever wit. She enjoyed traveling worldwide and made a tradition of providing annual adventures for her children and grandchildren. Her generosity was best seen in her sharing of spirit, time and treasure. "Bebe" judged her greatest blessing in her life to be her grandchildren. However, rescue animals may have been the luckiest beneficiaries. Other hobbies included bridge, tennis, and enthusiastic political activism. She was a forever Cowboys fan, and thanks to her husband, Doug, she became decidedly a "Duke Crazy".

Barbara is survived by her husband, Doug Lawson; daughters, Ann O'Dwyer, Cindy Custer and husband, Gil Kerley; grandchildren, Ben Custer and wife Nana, Zach Custer, Hannah Shelton and husband, Austin.

A memorial service, following a private family burial, will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Barbara's memory to any animal rescue of choice.

We would like to express our gratitude to palliative care angel, Dr. Elizabeth Carroll. Many thanks to Bill W.