Barbara Millican
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Obituary of Barbara Grace Millican

Barbara Grace Millican, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Visitation: 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Thompson & Son Funeral Home, 6009 Wedgwood Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76133.

Service: 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Altamesa Church of Christ, 4600 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76133.

Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth.

Memorials: Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Christian Relief Fund, Box 19670 Amarillo, TX 76114 or online at

Barbara was born on February 17, 1929 in Fort Worth, TX to David and Bird Straiton. She is a gradate of R.L. Paschal High School. Barbara received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas. After receiving her degree, she worked in advertising art as well as oil company and engineering drafting. She then returned to Texas Women's University where she received a Master of Arts degree.

Barbara attended the Rocky Mountain National show, receiving the Sybil Moschetti Award, the National Watercolor Society show receiving the Toshiko Ukon Award and was selected to be in the traveling show throughout the USA. She was a signature member in both organizations as well as in the American Watercolor Society, Texas Watercolor Society and others. Barbara was also selected for the SWA 2013 International Exhibition now hanging in Fort Worth. Her work has been featured in the Watercolor Artist Magazine, the International Artist and in several of the Betty Lou Schlemm “Best of” books as well as “Journeys to Abstraction.”

Survivors: Daughter, Julie O’Neill and her husband, Chris; son, Mark Millican and his wife, Jessica; 7 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.