Barbara H. (Crum) McCoy

Barbara H. (Crum) McCoy

May 23, 1938 – January 12, 2022

VISITATION: Monday, January 17th from 5pm to 7pm followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm, all at the West Center Chapel.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, January 18th at 10:30am at St. John Vianney, 5801 Oak Hills Drive.  Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Mercy High School.

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Called to heaven on January 12, 2022, surrounded by family.  She was born May 23, 1938, in Omaha, Nebraska, one of three girls to Lance and Helen Seward.

She grew up in Omaha and graduated from Mercy High School in 1956.  Shortly after school, she found the first love of her life, Joseph, and they were married in 1957.  They moved to San Jose, California in 1960 where they purchased their first home and began a wonderful life together.  In San Jose, Barbara and Joseph decided to start their family and raise their three children, Lance, Jim, and Jodi.  A few years later, they moved back to Omaha, NE to be surrounded by family. During that time, they enjoyed game nights, barbecues, bowling, and attended the kids’ sporting events. Sadly, Barbara lost Joseph in 1984 after 26 years together.

Barbara later found Fred, the second love of her life. They were married for over thirty years and she gained two step-children.  During that time, they traveled the world, joined a wonderful church, and welcomed eight beautiful grandchildren into their lives.  Barbara and Fred had a love for pets and an even deeper love for poodles. Unexpectedly, Fred passed away in 2015.

She continued to play bridge and attend her monthly Mercy Girls lunches. Barbara especially loved hosting family dinners and game nights were her favorite!  Barbara was so happy when she finally became a great-grandma.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lance and Helen Seward; sister, Judy Marasco; husbands, Joseph Crum and Fred McCoy.

Barbara is survived by her sister, Mary Wilson (Dave); children: Lance Crum (Joan), Jim Crum (Lisa), Jodi Bles (Tony), and John (Jenni); grandchildren: Ryan, Katelynn, Barbara (Brevan), Tony, Matthew (Allison), and Kelsey; great-grandchildren, Hayes and Parker; many nieces, nephews, and other loved ones who mourn her loss.




  • John & Gail Wilson Posted January 15, 2022 10:28 pm

    Lance, Jodie, Jimmy and Family,
    Our sincere condolences.
    We will greatly miss Aunt Barb. She was always warm, welcoming and fun. May you find comfort in your fond memories and love for her.
    Love John & Gail

  • Judy & Bill Thompson Posted January 17, 2022 8:00 pm

    What a beautiful testament to Aunt Barb’s life…thank you to everyone that spoke at the vigil, Aunt Barb loved hearing how you all loved her. I hear her laugh every day and am reminded of all the wonderful memories. She will be missed greatly.
    Judy & Bill

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