Nelva Hollomon Barlow
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Nelva Hollomon Barlow, 88, was born in Tyler County, Texas on July 8, 1933, to Gus and Nellie Hollomon. She passed away at home on October 14, 2021. Nelva graduated in 1951 from Kirby High School in Woodville, Texas, where she was also awarded the coveted title of Dogwood Festival Queen in 1950. Nelva married her high school sweetheart, Aubrey Barlow, in 1952, and they enjoyed 64 years together.
A true family matriarch, Nelva lived a very full life, surrounded at all times by a combination of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, and family, all of whom she loved so dearly. "Munner," as she was nicknamed by her grandchildren and known by everyone, could often be found talking on the phone, drinking a Coca-Cola, watching football, and shopping in her catalogs. She and Aubrey traveled the world with their children and grandchildren, going between fishing trips, golf tournaments, and airshows, while finding every Neiman Marcus in sight to "charge to Grandaddy!" whenever possible. Munner was incredibly generous, and was well-known for selflessly spoiling those around her.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Barlow Brumley and husband Ronny of Beaumont; son-in-law Terry Hallemann of Galveston; grandchildren, Amy Hallemann Mallen and husband Jonathan of Atlanta, Georgia, Emily Hallemann Trevino of Beaumont, and Austin Brumley of Fredericksburg; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth James Trevino of Beaumont; partners-in-crime, Bonnie Cooper and Martha West; multiple family members; and countless friends.
Nelva was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Aubrey; daughter, Judy Barlow Hallemann; and great-grandson, Atlas James Mallen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Episcopal School, 4108 Delaware, Beaumont, Texas 77706, Lake Rayburn United Methodist church, P.O. Box 5014, Sam Rayburn, Texas 75951, or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.