Barbara Clowson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Barbara Clowson

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.


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8 Condolences for Barbara Clowson

  • Such a beautiful tribute! She was an amazing woman who loved with her whole heart, and we will miss her. We’re sending all our love to you all.

    Love, Dorothy, Diana & Tony

  • Iam sending prayers your way for the loss of your mother .🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • this woman leaves many fond memories to forever cherish as her obituary reads she could def be stubborn oh i would much rather say stern she had an amazingly loving heart not a bad bone in her body, fly high aunt Barb until we meet again forever loved 💕

  • I love you aunt Barb, you will be deeply missed. I will always miss your wise cracks and stubbornness. Sending all the love and prayers to your boys and grands.
    -James, Sydney & Sadie Tapp

  • So sorry for your loss Jerry I know Mom loves her with all her soul Aunt Barb is now Dancing in heaven with Mom and Grandma

  • Barbara was a special person. I loved her very much. She and Gerald made such a nice couple. Pete and I had many memorable times with them and the family. I will miss her so much. Prayers and love to the family at this trying time.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort during this trying time.

  • Although Barbara had MANY in her family and even MORE among her friends who loved her through the years and tough times, she was a strong and loving woman who didn’t let much get her down!!! I considered her to be my “heart sister”…especially because MY husband was married to HER husband. Through the years, we visited a GREAT DEAL, between the East and West coast…and we loved every minute. They came to New Mexico when my husband died almost 18 years ago after he suffered brain damage when he fell in our concrete driveway while getting things out of the trunk of our car. Gerald & Barbara were here to give me, our daughter and grandson, Tony, support…I don’t know what Diana and I would have done without them AND our daughter, Diana, who came down with her then-5-year-old-son. I truly believe that John was at the Pearly Gates to welcome our heart-sister who has now joined him in Heaven to await our arrival! May God rest his soul and His Angels be with them till we meet again!!!