Barbara Skyrms Death – Barbara SKYRMS (Brown), a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on January 1, 2023, at the age of 101, at home, surrounded by her devoted family. She had lived a life that was abundantly blessed throughout her 101 years. In 1921, Barbara was the best Christmas present that Ernest and Mildren Brown could have asked for. She has lived in Tampa her entire life and has developed a deep affinity for the city.
She received her education at Roosevelt Elementary, Wilson Middle School, and Plant High School. In 1943, she received an honors degree from Florida State College for Women, which is now known as FSU. After completing combat flights in England, she was stationed at Drew Field in Tampa, Florida, where she met and wed the love of her life, Lieutenant Edward Skyrms, a World War II B-17 pilot. Before he passed away in 1987, the couple had the privilege of raising four children together: Connie (Jim) Wilson, Deborah Skyrms, Susan (Chris) Anderson, and Kent (Lynn) Skyrms.
They were also blessed with eight grandkids. In addition, she was able to take pleasure in and appreciate her fourteen great-grandchildren. Due to the fact that Barbara had a big heart for helping people, including her family, friends, the congregation at Hyde Park Presbyterian, and members of her community who were in need, her door was always wide open. She looked forward to her annual trips to the beach, and one of her favorite activities was seashell collecting with her grandkids and, later, their children. She attended several family gatherings and had the opportunity to go on many adventures with Ed and their closest friends.
The family wishes to express their profound gratitude to her devoted caregivers, Gail, Luanda, and Maria, as well as to the other individuals who provided such tender care for her, as well as to our remarkable Hospice nurse, Christy. A private funeral ceremony will be held for Barbara’s family and friends, and an announcement regarding a Celebration of Life will be made at a later time. Memorial contributions can be made in place of flowers to the Hyde Park Presbyterian Missions Fund, the Salvation Army, Life Path Hospice, or a charity of your choice. MacDill Air Force Base hosts Blount & Curry.
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