August 8, 1939 ~ May 15, 2015
ARLINGTON -- Barbara J. Naegelin Marcantel, 75, passed away at her daughter's home on Friday, May 15, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Barbara was born Aug. 8, 1939, in San Antonio, the third child of the late Lewis Naegelin and Beulah Hale Naegelin. She retired from Braniff Airways after 30 years of service, with flying colors. Barbara loved to cook and shop and was the life of a party. She was a longtime member of Meadow Lane Baptist Church in Arlington. She cherished her family, friends and church family and will be sadly missed by all of them. Barbara was preceded in death by an infant brother, Vern Allen Naegelin. Survivors: Daughter, Jennifer Lynn Marcantel; sons, Jeffrey Lewis Marcantel and wife, Jessica, and Jason Lee Marcantel and wife, Kristy; brother, Gene Naegelin and wife, Evelyn; grandchildren, Preston, Giana and Madelynn Marcantel; and nieces, Wendy Schmitt (Mike) and Jodie Goodwin (Vaughn). Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233 View and sign guestbook at www.star-telegram.com/obituaries
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. This has been so hard to accept as
we have been friends for over fifty year. Gina and I loved Barbara so very much. She was a beautiful lady and one remarkable friend. Our hearts are broken.
Jennifer, We are so very sorry for your loss! You have always been a wonderful daughter and so very close to your Mother! Although you have so many warm and wonderful memories, it is so painful to lose someone you have loved your entire life! Please know that we will continue to pray for you in the coming months as you grieve the loss of your precious Mother. We are asking God to give you strength and especially to give you PEACE. I still remember all the events we attended for you and Shelley and all your classmates when you were in grade school together and your Mother was always your greatest cheerleader! Hugs and lots of love coming your way! Kay & Roland Savant
We are thinking about you and praying God will give you peace and comfort. Let the ones who love you carry some of your burden and hurt! We are remembering all the good times we had with you and your Mom! She was a fun, loving, caring and giving person. Great will be her reward in heaven with Jesus!
My prayer and love goes out to you and your family. Jennifer, I will walk the path of sorrow with you and in hopes that we will soon be filled with happiness. Day by day we will take it. I’m here for you.
Jennifer, from now on, there will always be something missing in my life. Not a day will go by and I will be saying “Hey, I want to tell Barbara about this or that.” I sincerely wish to let you and your Brothers know how much I will miss her. We were friends from our twenties and shopped, travelled (with Marthy), gambled and laughed together. I saw this poem and think you will see her in the words:
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, “Peace be thine”.
It broke our hearts to lose you–
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home. She and Martha are together with Jesus now. I will pray everyday for your strength, because I know you were Mother and Daughter and Best Friends.
LOVE, LOVE, JOELLA
Lori, Dennis, Sam and Leigh-Anne send their condolences also.
Jennifer, I will always cherish Barbara’s kindness to me. She was always cheerful and supporting when others weren’t so kind. May God hold her in his arms and give her the peace she deserves. I love you sweetheart and will pray that you will be able to find solace in the love of the many who care for you. God bless you.