Barbara Ann Cloud - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Barbara Ann Cloud

December 12, 1956 - January 13, 2023

Barbara Ann Cloud, age 66, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023.

Born in Niagara Falls, NY on December 12, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Paul Cowan and Judy Cowan. Barb was a graduate of University of Delaware with a degree in Biology and worked in sales and marketing on and off for her entire life. During that time she wore many hats, sales executive, Real-estate agent, homemaker, marketing strategist, owner of an IT consulting firm, tax consultant, event promotions, floral designer and mystery shopper.

Her career and personal life brought her into contact with hundreds of people from diverse lifestyles, backgrounds and career paths, and she was everyone’s friend. Whether you lived in the apartment across the hall, were the next door neighbors or were from British Columbia on a tour bus in Memphis, TN; she was friendly and likable to a fault. Above all else she was fiercely committed to her children and protective of her family.

Barbara is survived by her children Stephanie Griffith, Andrew Hackendorn (Kate), and Christopher Hackendorn (Jeny); her older brother Robert Cowan (Carol); and her younger sister Jennifer Bradle (Mike); her grandchildren Natalie, Ellie and Lexi; and Brian her husband of 23 years.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am.

In deference to the first responders and those that maybe at risk due to health or age, we ask that face masks be worn while indoors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital via the Barbara Cloud Memorial fund by clicking here.


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11 Condolences for Barbara Ann Cloud

  • I am the better for her friendship and the poorer for her loss. I don’t think I could live long enough to embody her patience and grace. Starbucks will never be the same. My heart is with all who share a huge vacancy with her name on it, and with her.

  • One of my dearest friends, Barbara. We had some great discussions. After all, you were the one who changed my political viewpoints radically. You listened to my many conversations about our children, offered your opinions and, yes, there were times we disagreed, both of us soundly giving our opinion. I knew you for so many years, and will miss you.

  • Such a beautiful lady inside and out. I remember the times that my daughter Michele and I would visit Barb for lunch and how warm and gracious she was. I am so thankful for her friendship to Michele over the years. She will be missed my her husband, her children, her siblings and all the friends she has met along the way. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Barb was one of the first people I met after moving to Delaware in 1978, and we quickly became close friends. She was an incredible person, always ready to help if you needed it, and quick with an opinion about the things she cared about. I will miss you, my friend. Love and peace to your family and friends, always.

  • Dear Andrew and Family,

    My family and I wanted to express our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. We never met Barbara, but we can tell how wonderful she must have been just by knowing you and your family. We reflect the best parts of our parents thanks to the loving way they raised us. Take comfort in your memories as you grieve.

  • Barb you will be missed by everyone!!!!
    Who is going to keep me learning new things everyday.
    Love you miss you!
    Love Joan

  • The miracle is that life continues
    The sorrow is that we do not
    Barbara was a great friend and I will miss her

  • Chris and Jeny we are so sorry to hear the news. May the memories that you have soften and help heal your heartache
    Tina and Ken Pierce

  • May she rest in blessed repose and rise in glory to sing praise to God with all the heavenly host. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding pervade the lives of the entire family and her friends now and forever.

  • Barb and I became friends at the Landenberg Post Office. She was cleaning out her closets and I was so fortunate to be her postal clerk. Her frequent visits enabled us to get to know one another and we became buddies. She was a dear…funny and delightful. I was always glad to see her walk through the door. I will miss her visits but will always remember the special bond that we had. My thoughts and prayers to all who grieve the loss and pray for God’s comfort.

  • I never thought in a million years that I’d cry passing Wawa, Starbucks, Kohl’s and “stinky corner”. You started as a friend but over the past 30 years you have become my Sister; and when needed another Mother. You stood by me and saw me through so many good times and bad always knowing exactly what to say. Words can not express how grateful I am to have had you in my life. I will always love you and never forget you. Kick me in the ass from time to time when you see I need it. Godspeed to you. You will be missed more than you know.