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In Memory of

Barbara Moore-Colom

July 15, 1932 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


On March 30, 2015, Barbara Moore-Colom went home to be with her momma and daddy, her brother, her son Danny and so many others. Barbara, ("Mimi" to those who knew her), was the glue that held her family together. Born a native Houstonian to the late Floyd Houston Moore and Idabelle Westwood Moore, Mimi and her brother, Kent, had an amazing childhood filled with love that was reflected in the way they grew up and loved thier own families. Mimi graduated from Sam Houston State with a degree in journalism of which she liked to...

On March 30, 2015, Barbara Moore-Colom went home to be with her momma and daddy, her brother, her son Danny and so many others. Barbara, ("Mimi" to those who knew her), was the glue that held her family together. Born a native Houstonian to the late Floyd Houston Moore and Idabelle Westwood Moore, Mimi and her brother, Kent, had an amazing childhood filled with love that was reflected in the way they grew up and loved thier own families. Mimi graduated from Sam Houston State with a degree in journalism of which she liked to brag how Dan Rather was under her as a writer for the newspaper they wrote and edited together. It was there in college where she met her first husband, Joe Colom, whom fathered her five amazing children. She would later meet Gilbert Barrera, who proved to be her rock. He was a husband who doted on her every whim and lived to see her smile. Mimi's greatest passion became her grandchildren whom all say their childhood existed because of the summers spent with Mimi as she enriched their lives with ballets, carnivals, circus', tours of downtown, ice-cream with Chex cereal and so much more. With a rich history of involvement with her church, Grace United Methodist, Mimi would volunteer her time participating in the children's ministry during summers that involved many games, food and laughter. Known for her incredibly deep love for her family, she leaves behind a beautiful legacy filled with three daughters, one son, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was also a mother to so many more. If you needed food love and shelter, whether you were orphan or stray, her doors were always open. We will gather to celebrate Mimi's life on Friday afternoon at 1 pm, April 3, 2015 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home 6900 Lawndale, Houston, TX 77023. A celebration will follow at Mimi's home in Conroe Tx.