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Sara Barnett Brockette, 69, born Aug. 10, 1948 in Fort Worth and passed away Feb. 4. She passed away unexpectedly at 9:35 p.m. in San Antonio after suffering heart complications while hospitalized for respiratory care. She was preceded in death by her mother Franette Brockette Barnett, father Bernard Warren Barnett and grandparents Stella and Claude Brockette.
Sara was a writer of poetry, enjoyed handwriting analysis and studied graphology. In family tradition, she was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, frequented bible study classes and assembled a substantial photography collection of stained-glass windows among many Dallas area churches. An avid fan of Texas football, she was especially engaged when cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns. She loved the music and movies of Elvis Presley and in recent years enjoyed when an impersonator would visit her nursing facility. For years she taught piano and still delighted in sitting at the keys with her granddaughter, entertaining everyone with her favorite songs and hymns.
Sara is survived by her children Elizabeth Ann Brockett and David Wesley Ashton; daughter-in-law Jeannie Oxnard Ashton; sister Rebecca Bronson and brother-in-law Franklin Bronson; granddaughter Stella Nova Ashton and many cousins. She is also survived by her daughter's cats, Romeo and Juliet as well as her son's cat Zephyr. She was a lover of birds, cats and many types of animals. Growing up in Corsicana, she befriended a squirrel she named 'Gypsy' who ate from her hand and looked for her frequently.
Reception will commence at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16 at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church. Rev. Kevin Diggs will officiate the service at 3 p.m. with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery at 4 p.m. Sara will be buried in the family plot alongside her mother and grandparents.
Contributions in memory of Sara Brockette may be made to Blooming Grove United Methodist Church or the organization of your choosing.
Published on February 8, 2018
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