Barbara Edith Tinker Bauer

Jul 22, 2013

 Barbara Edith Tinker Bauer, 76, died Monday, July 22, 2013 in Wilmington, N.C.

The 6th child born to Edith Faye Abram and Glenn Edwin Tinker in Wakeman, her most cherished childhood memory is of her dear brother Glenn returning home from boot camp in WWII. Wearing full USMC dress, he carried her on his shoulder to Woolworth's to buy her a purse.

Her dream was to be a model, but she became a Business Administrator as co-founder/owner of David E. Bauer Service Company, presently in its 42nd year, and Executive Assistant to the Director of Thompson Technical School in Houston.

Some people walk by faith -- with her it was more like dancing.

Traveling halfway around the country and back to be near her children and grandchildren, she was instrumental in their daily lives. An example to all as she suffered pain most of her life due to health issues she never complained-at least about that; she was a great worrier who wanted the best for everyone, intended to be sure it happened, and was not one to hold back advice if she thought someone needed it.

She enjoyed the arts, revered all forms of beauty, and loved chocolate and peanut butter as much as her family. While she was the embodiment of all A.A. Milne's characters: Pooh, Christopher, Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo, when asked if she wanted to be remembered as a quiet, gentle, soul, her response was "HELL NO!"

She is survived by children Julie & Randy Rose, Cheryl & David Bauer; grandchildren Dylan & Megan Bauer, Gilchrist Rose and fiancé Jessica Savidge, Henry Bauer and fiancé Jessica Watkins, Mike Rose and Leanne Smith, Barbara Ann Rose, and Jack David Bauer; sisters Janet Brumby and Luanne Taylor; 29 nieces and nephews; and countless [she tried] great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband David; brothers Glenn and Clifford, sisters Vida Jean, Nancy, and Sandra. Cremation by Andrews Mortuary, Wilmington, NC. Services will be held at a later date. If she were to be buried, she would ignore the Browns. She would prefer to be rolled in peanut butter and lowered into a vat of chocolate because she loved Buckeyes.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com