Barbara A. Hildebrand

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Barbara A. Hildebrand passed away November 21, 2018. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 83 years at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Reception to follow. Family and friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy, and view Barbara’s life tribute at

Barbara was born on August 7, 1935 to John and Lois (Rich) Davis in Denison, TX and graduated from Denison High School.  She married Shelby Keith Hildebrand in 1977 in Denison.  Shortly after they made Lubbock their treasured community. During her life she was devoted to two churches, St. John’s Methodist Church and Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Barbara had a passion for making things beautiful and making everyone she encountered smile and feel loved and valued. She owned her own business, Accent Electrolysis, where she enjoyed helping others. She was an excellent cook and greatly cherished any opportunity she had to entertain friends, family, church groups, and student groups during Shelby’s career at Texas Tech. Barbara considered decorating her home for every holiday a gift she gave to anyone who visited. Her home was always filled with laughter, music, good food and fun games. She was loving and generous with everything she did. She especially enjoyed selecting and donating gifts to Toys for Tots at Christmas.  She volunteered for Meals on Wheels, making and delivering floral arrangements.  

Barbara and Shelby were active participants in their community going to the theater, church and charity functions, and lots and lots of Red Raider sporting events. Even at the end of her life, Barbara never missed a Tech football or basketball game on TV. Barbara loved Pomeranian puppies and she and Shelby always had numerous fur babies.

Survivors include her daughter, Pamela Black of Lubbock; son, Ronald Black of Pflugerville; granddaughter, Jennifer Bartosh of San Diego, CA, and numerous beloved friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Shelby.

The family wants to express sincere appreciation for Interim Healthcare HomeCare and Hospice for their loving help at the end of Barbara’s life.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, Toys for Tots, or Covenant Presbyterian Church.


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