Barbara Dial Eckert

Profile Updated: July 11, 2020
Residing In: Wichita Falls, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Richard
Occupation: Retired
Children: Stephen Eckert, born 1964
Brad Eckert, born 1977
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Married Richard Eckert in 1964, while attending MSU. I worked his way through his BA degree from Midwestern as well as his MA degree from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX, then his PhD from University of Oklahoma. I received my BS Degree in 1980 from MSU and worked for Wichita County Juvenile Probation Dept. as a Probation Officer for three years.
I was a licensed Realtor in the great State of Texas since 1986 and retired 9/30/18,.
I served as a volunteer and board member through the years with Wichita Falls YMCA, assisted in organizing Big Brothers and Sisters of Wichita Co. in the early '80's, worked as a mentor with Partners in Education, served on the board of MSU Alumni Assn. as well as the Better Business Bureau, volunteered with First Step, Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, United Way and Leadership Wichita Falls. While working at REMAX for 10 years both in Wichita Falls and Irving, TX, I volunteered with the Children's Miracle Network & had the good fortune to tour the Children's Medical Center in Dallas.
Currently I work with the PETS Clinic, (Preventing Euthanasia Through Sterilization), Clay Co. Animal Shelter and I assist with the transport of dogs headed to their foster and/or forever homes across the country. I am active in politics both locally and nationally and volunteer with our local Wichita Co. Democratic Assn.
Ed and I have enjoyed several road trips since his retirement in 2010, and recently celebrated our 56th wedding anniversary Jan. 3, 2020.

School Story:

I entered my junior year at WFSH after my father was transferred to SAFB from Denver, CO, after having grown up in a military family. It was quite an adjustment after having left my friends and the beautiful mountains of Colorado. However, in time I did adjust! Most of my free time was spent with other AF brats at Sheppard AFB. I did enjoy attending the pep rallies and Coyote football games and was proud to be a member of the class that won the 1961 state championship!
I've enjoyed connecting with other members of the class of '62 on Facebook and especially enjoyed a great time at our 57th Coyote reunion. Geoff Egge, Winsome Dunn McIntosh and I had our own "mini" reunion since graduating in 1962. We resided on base housing together and Winsome and I also attended elementary school together in Germany.

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Oh my gosh, who DIDN'T love David?? I never had the pleasure of knowing him in high school but really had fun knowing him at Midwestern. He hung around the student center with Ed, Ed's cousing Dennis, and others in our group on a regular basis. He always made me laugh and I loved being with witty people! David also reminded me of Jack Lemmon back then...may you rest in peace David, you will be missed by so many.

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Oct 17, 2020 at 9:17 PM

Oh my gosh, who DIDN'T love David?? I never had the pleasure of knowing him in high school but really had fun knowing him at Midwestern. He hung around the student center with Ed, Ed's cousin ,Dennis, and others in our group on a regular basis. He always made me laugh and I loved being with witty people! David also reminded me of Jack Lemmon back then...may you rest in peace David, you will be missed by so many.

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Jun 30, 2020 at 12:13 AM

Happy Birthday Winsome - hope you're staying safe while sequestered!

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Happy birthday to our fav dog sitter, have a great day Marty!

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Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 at 1:32 PM

Have a delightful day Peggy!

Jun 15, 2019 at 2:51 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Barb, Ed, Scooter & Odie!

Feb 02, 2019 at 12:14 PM

So proud of all your accomplishments Winsome! I'm with you on the ratification of the ERA, (I still have my ERA button from years ago, along with a few other old political buttons). You're one of the few classmates I know of who remains enthusiastic about working for women and change, I only wish we lived closer so I might join you in your endeavors but I do stay involved with our local Democratic organization as much as possible. Keep up the good work! Barb

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Dec 21, 2018 at 3:33 PM

I think I had a class or two with Chester, didn't get to know him well but he was intelligent and a very nice guy. Sad to hear about all these good people passing away, guess we're in the last chapters of our lives...

Sep 23, 2018 at 2:14 PM

Hope your birthday was memorable Phyliss, who knew we would ever be this age?? ??

Jul 23, 2018 at 12:01 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEGGY!

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Enjoyed dinner with old friends, Johnny and Terry Gilleland, celebrating our 53 years of marriage with my sweetie, Ed! Ed introduced Terry & Johnny and Terry introduced me to Ed a looooong time ago while attending Midwestern!
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Barb and Ed, 2011
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Sheppard Air Force Base modeling class, 1961. Included are a few from our class of '62, some from Coyote class of '63, and some from Burk High. Pat McAdams is standing to my left and was my roommate at MSU. She married Ronnie Strange who passed away in 2010.