Barbara Jean Hinze (nee Petry), 71, of Kendalia, TX died at 11:25 PM on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, in her home, with her husband and Sherlock by her side. She was born on December 30, 1937, in Uvalde, Texas to Harvey and Myrta Petry. She had a brother Harvey and a sister Joy.
For 30 years, Barbara taught English and History in the Houston ISD to pregnant girls at risk. She met her beloved husband Victor Hinze, also a teacher, and they were married on November 11, 1988, in Alief, Texas. They moved to the hill country in 1999.
Barbara was a member of the Blanco Woman’s Club and with Vic was a member of the Kendalia Community Church, teaching some of the adult Bible classes and the summer Vacation Bible School classes. She served as president of the Kendall County Retired Teachers’ Association for two years. She was selected to serve as president of the Texas Retired Teachers’ Association for District 20. However, in February of this year, during gall bladder treatment, it was discovered she had stage IV cancer in her liver and pancreas. Because of this diagnosis, she was unable to serve as president of the Teachers’ Association. Instead, she and Vic made the most of their remaining six months together and he lovingly cared for her in their home until her passing.
In addition to her parents and her brother, Barbara was predeceased by first son Bruce Logue, who had served in the Navy and died in China. She is survived by her husband Victor, her sons Mark Logue, his wife Christine and daughters Catherine and Elizabeth, and her son Nathan Logue and his son Noah. She is also survived by her stepchildren Keith Wayne Hinze and Kimberly Ann Hinze Hood and her sister Joy Wroth Senturia. Also left to mourn her passing are Victor’s family, including sister-in-law Patsy Lloyd, who provided tremendous support in Barbara’s last days.
Barbara was a kind, gentle soul with a loving heart who will be tremendously missed by her family, friends, former students, fellow members of the Woman’s Club and fellow church members, and all who were blessed to know her.
To honor Barbara, a celebration of her life will be held in the Chapel of Crofts Funeral Home at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 22, 2009, followed by interment at the Blanco Historic Cemetery on Chandler Street, Blanco, Texas. The family will continue the celebration of her life at the Kendalia Community Church on RR 3160 following interment.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any remembrances be made to one of the following:
1. Blanco Library (created in 1938 by the Blanco Woman’s Club)
1118 Main St, Blanco TX 78606
2. Blanco Historic Cemetery Association
PO Box 473, Blanco TX 78606
3. Kendalia Community Church
PO Box 335, Kendalia, TX 78027