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Barbara Ann Dietz

March 2, 1936 — June 20, 2023

Barbara Ann Dietz

In loving memory of the lovely Barbara Ann Dietz, aged 87, who graced this world with her presence in Riviera, Texas. On this day, June 20, 2023, our hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to a remarkable soul. Barbara was born on March 2, 1936, a day that marked the arrival of an extraordinary being, born to the blessed union of Joe and Mary Batts, in Navasota, Texas.


Barbara completed her studies at Navasota High School in 1954, her brilliance illuminating every classroom. She then ventured into the halls of knowledge at the prestigious University of St. Thomas, where she flourished until her path intertwined with that of John Dietz Sr., a moment that forever altered the course of their lives.


As a devoted housewife and mother, Barbara's life became a symphony of love and devotion. Alongside her sacred duties, she adorned the role of a diligent bookkeeper at Loyola Beach Vegetable Company, displaying an unyielding commitment and dedication.  Additionally, she cast her entrepreneurial spirit into the founding and management of Dietz Old Time Dills, a venture that, although brief due to her illness, shimmered with immense promise. March of 1993 witnessed Barbara's transition to the role of a contract manager at the esteemed SeaWind RV Resort, where her influence thrived. By December of 1997, her brilliance was inscribed upon the county records, immortalizing her as the resort's revered manager. Her esteemed tenure culminated in November of 2014 when she chose to embrace a well-deserved retirement.


In the spring of 1955, amidst the embrace of Good Friday mass in the heavenly ambiance of Our Lady of Consolation Church in Vattmann, Barbara's path intertwined with that of John A. Dietz Sr. Their love story blossomed, culminating in a blissful union on December 29, 1955, in their beloved Navasota, Texas. Together, they nurtured three children: Cindy Lou, John A Jr., and Colette, sowing the seeds of love and wisdom within their young hearts.


Barbara was a visionary artisan, an extraordinary seamstress who wove threads of beauty into every garment she crafted. Her nimble fingers crafted cheerleader outfits through the years, enchanting the spirits of those who wore them. With an artistic flair, she embarked on designing and handcrafting the Riviera School Seahawk Mascot flag, an emblem that fluttered proudly, evoking awe for countless seasons. Barbara's dedication to nurturing growth extended to her involvement in 4-H, where she instilled a passion for learning and personal development within her beloved children. In the latter years of her journey, she graced the realm of china painting with her awe-inspiring talent, donating her masterpieces to the cherished auction held during her church's annual fundraiser.


Today, we bid farewell to an exceptional woman, leaving behind a tapestry of cherished memories. Barbara is survived by her beloved husband of an astounding 68 years, John A. Dietz Sr. Her legacy endures through her three children and their devoted spouses: Cindy Lou Dietz, John A. and Susan J. Dietz, and Colette and Scott Walsh. The light of her life continues to shine in the hearts of her cherished grandchildren and their partners: Kristin and Wesley Lunkley, Johnston and Amy Dietz, Kensley and Michael Cavazos, Kelsey and Randall Bond, Jordan and Catherine Dietz, Caroline Dietz, Sarah Mae Walsh, and Elijah Walsh. Additionally, her beautiful spirit lives on in the enchanting presence of her great-grandchildren: Karsyn Dietz, Diem Lunkley, Colt Lunkley, Blakely Bond, Jaxson Dietz, Sonny Chance Bond, and Jhett Dietz


This amazing soul was preceded in death by her loving her parents, Joe and Mary Batts; and her exceptional siblings, Mary Joe Duke, Joe Mike Batts, and Jane Yaklin.


A holy rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2023, at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Vattmann, Texas. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Our Lady of Consolation Church. Rite of committal and interment follow at Vattmann Cemetery; with a reception in the magnificent parish hall.


In this time of remembrance and celebration of Barbara Ann Dietz's remarkable life, we kindly request that, instead of flowers, donations be made in her honor to the cherished Our Lady of Consolation Church. Your generous contributions will perpetuate the sacred mission of the church, nurturing the spirits of all who seek solace within its hallowed walls.


The family would like to thank Altus Hospice, especially her exceptional nurse Moses Salomon, for the excellent care and amazing concern over the last 10 months.  Additionally, we would like to thank the devoted carers for the hard work, love and loyalty they gave our mother.  These fabulous ladies are Tammy Donelson, Bessie Trevino, Charlotte Bryant and Linda Wall.  


To extend your heartfelt condolences and share cherished memories, we invite you to visit Barbara's elegantly adorned obituary page at  Let us unite in love and support as we celebrate the life of this extraordinary soul and honor the legacy, she leaves behind.

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Holy Rosary

Monday, June 26, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Starts at 11:15 am (Central time)

Vattman Cemetery

, Riviera, TX 78379

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