Barbara Anne Scott


Barbara Anne Scott, a long-time resident of Cleburne, died on Monday June 24 at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital at the age of 84.
Barbara was born to Horace Cleveland Holcome and Nellie Estelle Jenkins Holcombe on September 27, 1934 in Roxton, Texas. She was one of four children born into the marriage. She completed the first six grades of elementary school in Roxton, and then the family moved to Barstow, TX, where she completed 7th and 8th grades. The family then moved to Martin County, TX, where Barbara completed grades 9-12 at Stanton High School. The cotton culture prevailed in all three areas, and Barbara often worked in the cotton fields after school. She lettered on the girls basketball team at Stanton High. She was most competitive academically, having completed grades 1 through 12 in eleven years, and graduated from high school at age 17 as valedictorian. Barbara then enrolled in college at Hardin-Simmons University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.B.A. degree in 1956. During her years at Hardin-Simmons, she worked part-time in the Circulation Department at the Abilene Reporter-News.

Barbara married Mickey Scott in 1956 and soon thereafter the couple moved to San Antonio and then to the Dallas area. While in San Antonio she worked in a law office as a legal assistant and in Dallas Barbara supported executives while working as an administrative assistant. The family moved to Houston in 1971, at a time when her children were just beginning elementary school. During this time, Barbara worked part time at Sharpstown Baptist Church while spending most of her time volunteering for school activities and supporting the children in their education.

In 1979 the family moved to Austin. Barbara always had an entrepreneurial spirit and had an interest in starting her own business. Soon after moving to Austin she started up a retail children's resale store, Cloud 9. She and Mickey operated the store for nearly 20 years before they chose to retire.

In 1997 the couple moved to Cleburne where Barbara spent much of the next 22 years providing support to family and friends, including caring for her ailing mother and later for Mickey. Barbara was active in her church, Field Street Baptist, where she developed many close friends. Barbara was an avid reader and spent much of her free time on this activity. She also loved crossword puzzles. Throughout her life she enjoyed shopping at garage sales, never in need of anything in particular other than a great bargain. But most of all, Barbara loved family. She cherished her time visiting with family members and keeping up with all the ups and downs in their lives.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mickey and her sister, Pauline Eubanks. Barbara is survived by her two children, Beverly Scott and Michael Scott. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Sydney, Jackson, Hayley and Harrison.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on July 8th at Field Street Baptist in Cleburne, with visitation to follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association ( or 1-800-272-3900) in Barbara's name. Barbara spent many years caring for her husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and she was passionate about efforts to find a cure for the disease.
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Published on June 28, 2019
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2 posts

Randy Bennett
Jul 03, 2019
With deep respect.
Aliceson Scott Coates
Jul 03, 2019
Aunt Barbara was such a special lady and she will be missed my grandchildren always looked forward to their 2.00 bills at Christmas.

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this.

I will miss our weekly calls.
Love and Prayers