Alice Viola Barker “Ma Barker”
Alice Viola Barker “Ma Barker” was born December 24, 1933 in Valdez, Colorado to Edward Beebe and Eva Lillian (Ball) Beebe. Alice grew up in Colorado attending elementary school there and high school in Trinidad, Colorado. She married Mark Barker on June 16, 1956 in Raton, New Mexico and in 1983 they moved to Branson from Lawton, Oklahoma. Alice worked in the Branson vacation industry in marketing. She was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Alice loved the outdoors and the Branson area. She enjoyed taking her Pom puppies with her wherever she went. She grew beautiful flowers and she had fun feeding the ducks at the Landing. She also made homes comfortable and inviting from the loved she shared with those who entered to the decorating and special touches she put in homes. Alice’s most important blessings were her two dogs and her immediate family. She cherished time with her family including having tea with her daughter and spending time with her great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.
Alice entered into rest on June 27, 2020 at her home in Branson at the age of 86.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Beebe and Lillian Farnsworth; one son, Mark Leland Barker, Jr.; and two brothers, Edward Beebe and Jim Valentine.
Alice is survived by her husband, Mark Barker of Branson; son, Jeff Barker of Reeds Spring; daughter, Cathy Ayers and her husband Randy of Branson; six grandchildren, Linsey, Amy, Cierra, Skylar, Brock and Brody and ten great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Directors, Branson.