Barbara (Thurston) Souza

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Barbara (Thurston) Souza of Lynnwood, WA passed away on Feb 23, 2014 after a long illness.  Born in London, England on August 31, 1935 to the parents of Frederick & Nellie Thurston who then moved to Fall River, MA in 1952 after World War II.  She served in the U.S. Army in the 1950s.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband of 57 years, Robert C. Souza of Fall River, two siblings, Marjorie LaBerge and Frank Thurston.  She is survived by her three children, Cheryl Taber and her husband Harold, Mark Souza, Scott Souza and his wife (Big) Connie, her grandchildren Justin, Elliot, Kyle, Meaghan & Samantha Souza.  Also her siblings John Thurston, Carol Laberge, Janet Pacheco, Susan Gray as well as her loving daughter-in-law Connie Souza.  Two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.



6 Responses to “Barbara (Thurston) Souza”

  • Susan Gray says:

    My dearest sister, so sorry you had to leave us, but we will meet again one day and resume where we left off. You will be sadly missed, but know that you will be in our hearts forever. We have great memories to hold us, good times, fun times that will always be there. You were the best, my sister, my love, my friend…until later, Your Baby Sister Xxx <3

  • frank thurston says:

    Auntie Barbra,I will miss you dearly and remember you with memories of growing up ,I hope we will meet again in the next world. Your nephew Frankie thurston

  • Janet Pacheco says:

    As a child I adored would follow you and do anything for you. That’s the type of person you were to others. Gave everything of yourself. Family was SO important to you. I’m happy to believe that you are re-united with your husband’ parents and siblings. We’ll all be together one of these days. I love you always Your loving sister Janet

  • Mark Souza says:

    Mom you were a great woman who loved all those in your family. You were someone that brought her children up to treat others as they wanted to be treated and to always stand up for yourself. You always stood by me even at times when I did not deserve your love or when it put you at odds with others in your family. I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for my family (Connie, Kyle and Samantha) and I. As all in the family know you never turned your back on your children (and their families), your entire family or your friends, you remained proud of us all. I am lucky man to have had you and always proud to call you my mother.

    As with everything in life there is never enough time to be with the ones you love. I am grateful to have spent time with you, Cheryl, Harold, Kyle and Samantha this past November you were so happy and full of life it is a time I am sure we will all remember and be grateful for, thank you Mom. I will always remember you as wonderful, supportive, loving mother. I hope you and dad are together in a better place having a good laugh together. Good bye mom!! Love Mark

  • Susan Gray says:

    Dear Barbara, its been a few months, but I seem to miss you more & more..My heart will eventually mend, but I can’t stop it from the ache of missing you. We didn’t talk too often, but the comfort of knowing you were a call away isn’t there anymore…I talk to you anyway, but just to hear your voice..not happening. I’ll get used to it, getting no answer that is, & eventually I’ll hear you telling me it will be ok…Miss & Love you always.. xxxxx

  • Susan Gray says:

    Hey Barbara, just an up-date..still missing you, but now, as you probably know, Janet is with you at this time..I know you will take her under your wing (literally). I miss her as I miss you, but am comforted in the fact that she is with our loved ones. I think of you often with sweet & funny memories. Rest in Peace Barb. Cheryl looks good & such a good girl, you did good. As ever, love & miss you..keep your eye on me.. 😉

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