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Barbara Ann Sides

October 7, 1943 — December 18, 2023


Barbara Ann Sides, 80, of Amarillo, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023 in Amarillo.

Memorial graveside services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, December 21, 2023 at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery with Alan Hale officiating. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

Barbara was born October 7, 1943 in Amarillo to Kenneth and Anna Ruth Erwin. She graduated from Canyon High School in the class of 1962. After high school she attended West Texas State University and transferred to Oklahoma Panhandle State University to complete her bachelor's degree in education. Barbara was a teacher for over 30 years, working in several communities which include Claude and Canadian. She retired in 1998. She married Jackie Burns in 1965 and he passed away in 1993. It was five years later before she married Dale Sides in 1998. They had a wonderful 25 years of marriage. The two of them lived in Waynoka, Oklahoma and later moved to Fairview, Oklahoma until 2018, when they moved to Amarillo. Barbara was a member of Fairview Methodist Church in Oklahoma, volunteered for hospice, delivered meals on wheels, and was a member of PEO. She also spent time mentoring and tutoring. Barbara was very creative in whatever she did. She enjoyed doing all kinds of crafts and could sew just about anything. She was proud of her family, especially her grandchildren. NaNa as she was known to her grandchildren, tried to make every event or program that each of them were involved in. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Sides of the home; three daughters, Wendi Neff and husband Bart of Christoval, Kari Kelton and husband Chadd of Canadian, and Cayla Stevens and husband Bryan of Sharon, Oklahoma; sister, Karen Breitling and husband Don of Amarillo; eight grandchildren, Darbi Jefferies and husband Cole of Amarillo, Kassidy White and husband Josh of Canadian, Cutter Kelton and wife Hanna of Amarillo, Twister Kelton of Canadian, Nash Neff of Denver, Colorado, Arden Neff of Christoval, Brynner Stevens of Sharon, Oklahoma, and Carrigan Stevens of Sharon, Oklahoma; three great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, High Plains Food Bank, PO Box 31803, Amarillo, TX 79120, or Ronald McDonald House, 1501 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Edith Ford Cemetery

, Canadian, TX 79014

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