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Barbara Jean (Colvin) Camp-Platt

September 13, 1947 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Barbara Camp-Platt Obituary

Barbara Jean Colvin (Camp, Platt) left this world on January 1, 2024, at the age of 76. Born in Texarkana, Texas, on September 13, 1947, she passed away in Palestine, Texas.  

Life is all about relationships, and to Barbara those relationships were her life.  Barbara was the embodiment of caring, kindness, and joy.  She loved Puma shoes, the colors yellow and turquoise, and any man in uniform, which she always proclaimed that you can look but don’t touch!   She never had a hair out of place, always left the house with her lipstick on, was obsessed with Yellowstone, and would zone in on any animal or creature, from tarantulas and snakes to any furry animal that crossed her path.   

She always had something humorous to say, making sure that even in the saddest moments, smiles were never far behind.  She believed that hard times came and went, but lived by what her mother always said- This too shall pass.   

Predeceased by her parents, Morris and Pauline Colvin, her former husband, Albert Camp, and her sister Peggy Foster, Barbara's memory will be cherished by her siblings Judy Marek, Paula Coates, and Alan Colvin. Her spirit carries on through her loving family, James and Angela Walsh, and her granddaughters Sarah Faith and Emily Grace Walsh, Erin and Martin Overturf, as well as Danny and Martha Walsh.  

Barbara's educational pursuits led her to study Criminal Justice at Trinity Valley Community College.  She was a dedicated homemaker, worked many retail jobs, ran her own housekeeping business, and retired from TDC in Palestine. In her later years, she gladly gave herself into becoming a full-time caregiver to both of her parents, which she did with love, and never with a single moment of regret.

Barbara was blessed to have a best friend relationship with her granddaughter, Sarah Faith Walsh. They developed an inseparable bond filled with daily laughter and nightly viewing of scary movies.  It was routine to find Sarah and Barbara cuddled up together on her bed, eating snacks and hiding from the bad guy.

She also had a passion for creating crochet blankets, which she was so happy to share with friends and family.  She had many followers on social media and would light up with a huge smile when she knew she’d be making a video for her “online friends”. 

Barbara’s wit was sharp, and her spirit undeniable. She approached life with so much energy and love for others.  She reminded everyone not to take life too seriously, as each day is a new beginning. 

She found humor in the highs and lows, and she knew that the best way to face any adversity was with laughter.  Unfortunately, in her last week, life became too much for her and her beam of light was cut short.  We will miss her greatly and feel the loss of her deeply.  She made an impact that was lovingly felt and remembered.

Barbara never knew a stranger, and shared her love with all who entered her life. 

A motto for her life would be to:

Live Life Loudly!! 

Barbara will be cremated, and the family will have service at a later date.

Cremation services are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas. 

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