Aliene Barrier, age 82, of Arlington passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Arlington. Aliene was born in Birch, Texas to William and Clara Heine by a midwife, March 11, 1936. She was the youngest of 8 children. She was raised and confirmed in the Lutheran Church, attended Beracha Church for 15 years and the Candlelight Bible Church until moving to Arlington, Texas
Aliene married Bobby Kenneth Barrier, December 19, 1953. Graduated from Jefferson Davis High School May 1954. She had two children, Blythe Kendal Fries and Bradley Kyle Barrier and raised her family in Houston, Texas surrounded by her brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews.
Her commitment to family and her children allowed her to become a Lifetime Member of the PTA and served as the President of the PTA for every school her children attended.
Aliene had a multitude of talents! She loved being physically active and was on a Bowling League for many years also exercised with Jack Lalane on television before fitness became a fad. She excelled at every craft she attempted, was an excellent seamstress and sewed for many family members also sewed every skating costume her children wore for their roller skating competitions. Aliene could quilt, crochet, garden and was an incredible cook and baker. Until the end of her life, she was looking up recipes ready to try something new.
Her working career started when she was 15 years old at a Houston Department store, Kresses, then worked at Gulf Oil in downtown Houston. When her children were in high school, she worked for her husband’s business, Capital Mechanical attending to secretarial work and bookkeeping. Next on her career path was the purchase of a Roller Rink, Big Wheel Skateland with her husband Ken Barrier. Aliene and her daughter, Kendal Fries ran the rink for 14 years. The employees from the skating rink became her next extended family. Not ready to retire, she started taking classes at H & R Block to become a Tax Preparer and as usual, she excelled at that career as well, becoming a Tax Instructor and finally a manager of several H & R Block stores for 20 years. At the age of 79, she set a goal to take the arduous IRS Enrolled Agents Exam of which she passed on the first attempt at the age of 80.
One of Aliene’s most endearing qualities was her ability to remember names and birthdays, telling her one time and she would always remember your special day. She loved animals and plants, cultivating and sharing her cuttings with everyone.
Her most proud possessions were her family and loved having her nieces and nephews close by. Aliene dearly loved her grandchildren, Xander Snyder and wife, Hilary, Kylee Snyder and Ron Lipsky, Parker Snyder; great-grandchildren, Miles Snyder, Lily Snyder, Anabelle (Belle) Snyder, Dimitri Snyder. Words cannot express how much this special lady will be missed.
Aliene is survived by her children, Blythe Kendal Fries & Bradley Kyle Barrier, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her beloved and many nieces and nephews and also her brother-in-law, Otto Wiederhold.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Kenneth Barrier; parents, William and Clara Heine; sisters, Louene Brinkman, Celesta Hatcher, Geraldine Wiederhold, Vivian Berlin, Mavis Suehs; brothers, John Heine and Wilbert Heine; and twin grandchildren Andrew and Aeris Snyder.
Funeral services for Aliene Barrier will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Tim Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Bynum Cemetery.
CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME