Barbara A. Doyle

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Barbara A. Doyle, 74, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away on August 25, 2021. Barbara was born to Erskine and Dulcie Best on March 31, 1947, in Shreveport, La. She attended Byrd High School in Shreveport graduating in 1965. Barbara attended Louisiana Tech University graduating with a degree in Physical Education in 1969. Jack and Barbara Doyle were married in 1969, in Shreveport, La. Jack and Barbara met while they were both attending Louisiana Tech, although they knew each other slightly while growing up due to Barbara living next door to Jack's aunt. After their marriage and Jack's graduation they began a series of moves to Bryan, Texas, two years, Kansas City, Mo., 10 years, Wichita, Kan., 12 years, and Highlands Ranch, Colo., 11 years. Barbara worked as a PE teacher in most of those locations. While teaching in Wichita, Kan., she served as the high school girls freshmen basketball coach. In Highland Ranch, Colo., she worked as a veterinarian tech/receptionist. This last job allowed her to enjoy her lifelong passion of being around animals. In 2006 Jack and Barbara moved to Humble, Texas, for retirement and to be around five of their seven grandchildren. They continued their retirement with a move to Bella Vista, Ark., in 2014. Since being in Bella Vista, Barbara has been an active member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. She continued her love of pets with many hours walking and visiting the dog park with her dog Nick and later Beau. Barbara was often complemented for her beautiful hair and radiant smile. Barbara is survived by her husband, Jack, her son, Chris and his wife Alice; son, Kevin and his wife Abby; brother, Steven Best and his wife Jeanne. Barbara was blessed with seven grandchildren: Madeleine, Amelia, Grace, Sophie, Cecelia, Ella, and Joseph. The Mass of the Resurrection will be September 4, 2021, at 11 a.m., at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, 1 St. Bernard Ln., Bella Vista, Ark., 72715. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., in the church followed by a Rosary. A luncheon will be served after the service. Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be expressed at:

Published August 28, 2021

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