• Barbara “Sally” Windrup, 79 passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. She was born March 29, 1938 in Rockport to the late John “Buddy” Warden and Opal Marshall Warden.


    Sally was an avid reader and spent many hours in the local libraries. She was passionate about genealogy and even moved to Salt Lake City for a few years to utilize the world’s largest genealogical library.


    She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie Fisher and husband Steve of Port Lavaca and Tammy Hlavinka and husband Toby of East Bernard. Seven grandchildren; Kendra Fisher, Stefanie Mitchell (Ryan), Scott Johnson (Elizabeth), Byron Hlavinka (Lisa), James Johnson (Lindsey), Heidi Stasiak (Daniel), and Nathan Hlavinka; Seven great grandchildren.  Sister Joyce Close (Bobby) of Rockport and two sisters in-law Sandra Warden of Rockport and Victoria Warden of Dallas.


    Sally is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Windrup; daughter, Barbie Mills; brothers, Hayes Warden and John “Butch” Warden.


    Visitation will be Saturday, January 13, 2018 1pm to 2 pm at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass. Service at 2pm with interment immediately following at Rockport Cemetery.


    Pallbearers will be Scott Johnson, James Johnson, Byron Hlavinka, Nathan Hlavinka, Ryan Mitchell and Bobby Close, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer Daniel Stasiak.


    A special thanks to the staff of Gulf Pointe Plaza Nursing Facility in Rockport for their superb care and especially to LaSandra Finney who was Mom’s special angel these last few years.


    Memorial donations may be made to Aransas County Historical Society, PO Box 702, Rockport, Texas 78381.

  • 3 Tributes

    Sally was a special friend since first grade. I've been remembering the times playing at her house as little girls and the slumber parties we had as teens. She was my neighbor at Woody Acres RV park in the early 2000's. Sally was always the same and always special. I loved her and I will miss her.


    I've missed Sally the past few months and was glad to hear she had moved closer to her daughters. She dearly loved you "girls" and told me all about you and the babies when I visited her at GP. While we always miss our mommas, I am happy for her that she is relieved of all suffering and is at home with Jesus and I offer you my deepest sympathy. God bless you all.


    I will sorely miss my dear friend.She was the only one who loved exactly the same books I did. We shared every book we read with each other...but she always found the best ones!! I miss that.She always loved me sincerely and unconditionally and always wanted the best for me. I will miss that.She told the best stories about growing up, always about her family, in Rockport.. the kind of stories you could see in your mind as she was telling them. We should have gotten her to write a book. I miss that.We had so much fun and great conversations at the "Inn". We continued our conversations after she left and I was grateful for that. I will also miss that.This is getting way too long, but one last thing....Tammy, Debbie, Sister, Grandchildren and family....I don't think I EVER had a conversation with her that she didn't mention you. She loved you and was so proud of you. There was pure joy in her eyes whenever she talked about all of you. You guys were the love of her life.My sincere condolences and love to you.