Barbara Jane Thorn

09/11/1937 –


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Barbara Jane Thorn passed away on July 25, 2020. We will celebrate her life of 82 years at a later date at Fredrick Cemetery in Fredrick, Oklahoma.  You are encouraged to sign a virtual guestbook by selecting the icon and below the obituary is a place to share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.

Barbara Jane Thorn was born on September 11, 1937, to TJ and Lou Burns in Frederick, Oklahoma. She graduated from Frederick High School in 1955 and attended the University of Oklahoma. She married Jerry Thorn in 1955, and they have two daughters. Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lubbock and a member of the Samaritan Class.  Her many friends and family blessed her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, TJ and Lou Burns, and sister Marylou Aeschleman.

Barbara is survived by her husband Jerry, daughter Terri and husband, Jay; daughter, Laurie; sister Nancy and husband, Kent, granddaughter, Abby and husband Kyle; grandson, Alex; and several nieces and nephews.



The family of Barbara Jane Thorn would like for memorial contributions donated to a favorite charity.


10 thoughts on “Barbara Jane Thorn”

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so glad we got to see and visit with Barbara at Abbey & Kyle’s wedding.
    Love, Cindy & Will Neinast

  2. My deepest sympathy to Jerry and family. Barbara was a sweet, sweet lady. God bless you all.

  3. Dear Jerry , Terri, Laurie and family , we are thinking of you guys and pray that the time ahead will bring comfort to you ! Thank the good Lord that you will always have your memories to share ❤️ Jack and Kim Gillam and family

  4. We will never forget the twinkle in Barbara’s eyes when we saw her. She always seemed so happy to see us and was genuinely interested in us. She was such an encouragement to me when I was going through Afib. How we will miss her. With our love and prayers, Ruth and John Wilkerson

  5. Barbara was a joy to work with at the hospital. We would look forward to taking our breaks together. It was such fun to see what goodies she had brought. Jerry and Barbara were the friendliest couple, greeting everyone who walked in the doors of Covenant. I will miss her smiling face, and continue to pray for Jerry.
    Love you, Jane Evans

  6. We certainly remember Barbara as such a loving and kind lady. She was a joy to be around and always made you feel good. She was an excellent cook and loved to entertain her guests well. She loved to grow flowers and had a green thumb, so we enjoyed seeing her flowers.
    We have such special memories of being in groups with her. WE had many fun times together and will always count her a special friend.
    Love to the family,
    Carol and Powell Adams

  7. Jerry , Terri, Laurie, Alex, Abby,
    what a beautiful Picture, Obituary and web site during such difficult times, not being able to hug one another, and to gather, remember, love and support each other.
    Please let us know if we can do anything for you ! We are thinking of you all !, and hope that you are able to share past memories and the great times you had with Barbra.
    Love Jeff, Lynn, Chris, Matt, Julie and Miles !

  8. Terri, I am so sorry for you loss. I have been thinking of you and your family often this week. I love you dearly and am sending you prayers !

  9. Julie and JR Rigg

    Terri and Jay, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. We are sending our prayers for peace and comfort in this difficult time. Please let us know if you need anything. We love you both and are here for you.

  10. Martin Martinez

    I’m so sorry for your loss I met Barbara and Jerry at Covenant when they volunteered there on Thursdays I would always be excited to see them both and exchange information as to what had happened or what was going to happen . I enjoyed talking to Barbara she was the nicest person to talk to .I will miss her a lot. Love Your Friend Mary Martinez

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