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Barbara Pullin Van Houten

January 3, 1940 — October 9, 2022

Barbara Pullin Van Houten

Barbara Pullin Van Houten, 82, of Gladewater passed away on October 9, 2022. She was born on January 3, 1940, to the late H.E. “Jake” and Lillian (Comeaux) Pullin in Gladewater. Barbara was raised and spent most of her life in Gladewater, graduating from Gladewater High School. Barbara married Walter Van Houten on February 2, 1957, and together they raised two children, Trecia and Donald.

Barbara worked a few different jobs in her life, including working at the florist shop and Walker’s Pharmacy, but raising her family was of most importance to Barbara. She obtained her Cosmetology License but kept that for cutting her family’s hair. Barbara enjoyed sewing and doing crafts in her spare time and helped make costumes for the Honeybears at one time. She was a long-time member of Clarksville City Baptist Church, where she was attended Sunshine Class.

She is survived by her children, Trecia Cail and her husband, Neil, of Frisco and Donald “Donnie” Van Houten of Gladewater; grandchildren, Holly Nicole Van Houten of Houston and Brian Patrick Van Houten of Gladewater; brother Allen Pullin and his wife, Lyn, of Vidor.

She is preceded in death by her parents, H.E. “Jake” and Lillian Pullin, as well as her beloved husband of 61 years, Walter.


Funeral Services for Barbara will be held on Friday, October 14, 2022, at Croley Funeral in Gladewater at 11:00 am. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm. Following the services, Barbara will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Gladewater Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

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