Barbara Dickey

Barbara Jean Dickey (Wells)

Sunday, July 9th, 1939 - Friday, May 15th, 2020
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Barbara Wells Dickey of Arlington, Texas, was born in Lexington, Nebraska on July 9, 1939 to Walter and Amelia (Kufeldt) Wells. The first of three children, Barbara attended grades K through 12 in Lexington. She then graduated from the Immanuel School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska, earning her degree as a registered nurse in 1960.

Soon afterward, she married the love of her life, Ray Allen Dickey, in Lexington on September 24, 1960. The couple made their home in Denver, Colorado where they welcomed their first son Steward (Stu) into the world on October 28, 1961. They then moved to Arlington where their second son Scott was born on August 6, 1964.
Barbara's passion was researching her family's history and over the decades she proved to be an accomplished genealogist. She served the Arlington Genealogical Society in a variety of positions through three decades beginning in the 1970s. She also volunteered to help maintain records at the US Federal Archives in Fort Worth Texas for many years.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2015 but battled back after surgery and radiation treatments; her cancer was in remission for the remainder of her life until kidney disease took her from her family on May 15, 2020.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother Walter Leroy Wells.

She is survived by her husband Ray Dickey, her son Stu Dickey and wife Karen, both of Arlington, son Scott Dickey and wife Cynthia of Woodinville, Washington, and by her sister Carol Wells of Denver, Colorado. She also is survived by her grandchildren who were the joys of her life; Logan Dickey, Ryan Wdowik and Drew Wdowik, all of Arlington, and Kristin Dickey of Woodinville.

Services are pending; in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the ( or to the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library (

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Judy and Stoney ferris

Posted at 10:39pm
Ray, Scott and Stu, we are sorry for your loss. It has been a long time seeing you. Judy went thru Breast cancer 10 years ago. You will remember the good times with her.

Debbi Morris

Posted at 01:31pm
If this is the Barbara Dickey who was married to Ray, my late husband, Ken Morris and I enjoyed our travels with them. We live in Kennedale and met them on our Trafalgar tour to Alaska. Then we took other Trafalgar tours together to Hawaii, Ireland and Germany. Lost touch after about 2010, but loved seeing the beautiful eggs she decorated. Debbi Morris

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