Barbara D. (Warren) Bryan - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Barbara D. (Warren) Bryan

It is with much sorrow we announce the passing of Barbara D. (Warren) Bryan, age 77, of Middletown, DE, on Monday, January 9, 2023.

1945 was an important year in world history, ending World War II. Later that year, Barbara came into the world. She earned her degree from the University of Missouri and married the love of her life, Don. She began her career as an art teacher, later setting aside teaching to raise her sons Rob and Chris, followed by a new career in real estate. Born and raised in the Midwest, Barbara had lived on the East Coast, the Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest. A world traveler, first with Don, then with her boys, too, and later, even more travel with Don. Together they enjoyed annual tours and cruises, visiting destinations across North America and Europe, even reaching destinations in Asia and Africa. While home and family came first, Barbara remained active with her interests in art, education, antiques, travel, and especially as an avid quilter.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. Bryan; and parents, Noel and Frankie (Carter) Warren. She is survived by her sons, Robert and Christopher (Amy); grandson, Liam; brother, David; sister, Tricia; and many more family and friends.

According to Barbara’s wishes, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Quilts of Valor Foundation, PO Box 191, Winterset, IA 50273 or online by clicking here or American Association of University Women, 1310 L Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington DC 20005 or online by clicking here.


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  • My sincere condolences to your family. Barbara was a good friend and despite moving away from each other, we faithfully kept in touch. I have so many wonderful memories of us raising our children across the street from one another, and our pursuit of antiques at house sales in Montclair NJ , to going on a road trip to Brimfield MA. I will miss her.

  • I will miss her smile and sense of humor. She was always sweet to me and gave us a beautiful quilt tablecloth she made of artsy fabrics in reds, oranges, and golds. I remember talking to her about teaching as a young adult teacher. I’m glad I got to spend time with her when she moved here. My condolences.

  • Sending my love to our family at this sad time. Our mothers were sisters and our dads were brothers, making us double cousins. Although we lived in different states, we had opportunities to play together as children, and we made opportunities for our children to play together. I am grateful for the precious time we had together at family reunions, holidays, and more. I will always remember Barbara’s sharp wit, and I will cherish her beautiful quilts, works of art, all my days. Special admiration and love go out to her devoted sons, who cared for Barbara after the loss of her beloved husband Don.