Barbara Sue Dickens 76, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on July 22, 2009 after an extended battle with leukemia. She was born on March 16, 1933 in Lake Station, Oklahoma (Tulsa County) to Ralph and Pearl Carsten. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Thomas Dickens; son, Chuck (Kellie); granddaughter, Erin; grandson, Brett (Kristina); great-granddaughter, Kyleigh, and grandson, Bryant (fiancée Jade). She is also survived by sisters, Sadie (Delmar) and Mary (Don) and many nieces and nephews located throughout the Midwest. She is preceded in death by her parents and her son, Steven (2005). Barbara spent most of her early life living in Sand Springs, Oklahoma where she met Tom even before her high school days at Central High School. Barbara and Tom eventually moved to Phoenix in 1955 where she spent many years working for Motorola in the semiconductor industry and later in the mortgage industry. During her nearly 40 years in the Phoenix area, Barbara accumulated many, many friends with whom she stayed in contact with over the years. In 1994 Barbara and Tom moved to Tucson to be near their sons and grandchildren. Over the past 15 years in Tucson, Barbara loved spending time with her immediate family and especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in baseball, softball, and basketball games. She also loved the summers that she and Tom spent at the family’s second home in Payson, Arizona. Barbara was such a kind hearted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be so truly missed by her immediate family, relatives and the many, many friends she was blessed to have. A Memorial Service to reflect on and celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway. An additional Memorial Service is being planned, to be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for those relatives and friends located throughout the Midwest.

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