August 8, 1940 - January 7, 2024
Barbara Clowson, a beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away Sunday, January 7, 2024 in Newark, De.
Born in Altoona, Pa on August 8, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Williams) Miller. In her short 83 years of life, Barbara had an impact on many. She always put family first and was always willing to help anyone in need.
She was a loving, devoted and supportive wife to her husband, Gerald Clowson and they had just celebrated 55 years of marriage on December 31, 2023. She was a proud mother of her 3 sons, John Miller, Jerry Clowson and Steve Clowson.
In her free time, Barbara enjoyed crafts including macrame, sewing and she loved ceramics. She also loved gardening and was often found taking care of her many flowers and plants. Keeping close with family and friends was also extremely important to her. She traveled around the U.S. visiting and making memories everywhere she went.
Barbara was also very involved in the community working years for the local school district in Newark, Delaware as an administrative secretary. But the title she loved most was Grandma and she was lucky enough to have 6 grandchildren, who she often spoiled with endless sweet tea and cookies.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her sisters Zada McCauley and Virginia Stitt.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald Clowson, her sons, John Miller and wife Sandra; Jerry Clowson and wife Tracy and their children, Zach and Bryce; Steven Clowson and wife Kim and their children Paris, Samantha, Chloe and Georgia; and her brother Rick Miller.
Barbara was a sweet and sometimes stubborn woman, a deeply devoted mother, friend and wife, with beautiful blue eyes and an amazing recipe for macaroni salad. She will be forever missed.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, De, where a memorial service will begin at 12 pm. Interment will be held on a later date.