Barbara Lynn Carr Pacini

Barbara Lynn Carr Pacini, born May 18, 1962, went into the loving arms of the Lord on December, 20, 2022 at the age of 60.
Barbara loved being a mother and grandmother. She was always available to help friends and loved planning special occasions and making beautiful decorations and gifts. She thoroughly enjoyed being an educator and helping children grow and learn in the classroom and in their faith.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by parents Charles Richard Carr & Lee Cowan Carr; her daughter Jacqulynn & Josh Hermann of D’Hanis; and her son John & Monica Pacini of San Antonio; and grandchildren Stella Pacini, Tyson Hermann, and Cassius, Christian, and Cadenece Hermann; and a brother Rick and Barbara Carr.
Barbara earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Houston at Victoria.
Barbara was married to Tony Pacini in Victoria, TX. Born to the marriage were the loves of her life, her children Jackie and John, her two biggest blessings. After they married they moved to Devine, TX where she made lifelong friendships and his parents ran a dairy farm.
She taught in Devine, D’Hanis, and Big Springs. She loved to teach math, which was her favorite subject, and created “Pacini City” to help kids understand the value of money. Everyone had a job with a salary and would have to pay to do certain things.
She taught CCD in Devine and D’Hanis and helped start up the Alter Server program in Devine with her friends.
When Barbara and the kids moved to D’Hanis one of her favorite things to do with her teenage children and their friends was to play board games one night a week. Some of her favorites were Farkle (dice) with the kids, and Euchre with her friends and having movie nights/game nights with her friends and families.
When she retired from teaching Barbara took on a new career selling insurance for Get More Insurance in Devine, TX, with her friends the Sultenfuss’ who were like family to her.
Then, when her parents health started to decline and they needed help she dropped what she was doing to help them day to day. She also made time to take care of her grandson Tyson a couple times a week. She was so excited to become a grandmother, “GIGI” and made both Tyson and Stella newborn clothes and a sleeping pillow.
She loved making clothes for everyone. Barbara hand sewed Jacqulynn’s wedding dress, and made the grandkids many outfits. She even made Stella’s first Halloween costume. She also sewed diaper bags and breastfeeding pillows. Anything they needed she looked up how to make, including rompers when that was all Jackie felt comfortable wearing as her belly grew.
Barbara was super creative, from Halloween costumes growing up (John was a John Deer Tractor) to Jackie’s Mardi Gras themed party where the kids all built their own cardboard boxes. If you had an idea she was able to bring it to life.
More recently she would enjoy the days she got to pick the grandkids up from school and hang out with them until their parents got home. They would always play some sort of board game or card game. She loved gifting them different books series she thought they would be interested in and helped them enjoy reading for fun.
She made a huge impression on everyone she met. Since her passing many ex-students have reached out expressing their love for her 20+ years later. She never met a stranger and always made everyone feel welcome.
Services have been changed to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 14th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Devine. A reception will follow in the hall.