Obituaries – 04-10-2013

Elizabeth Tristam ‘Tristy’ Barford

Elizabeth Tristam “Tristy” Barford, 41, of Temple Terrace, died in a car crash March 24 in Tampa. She was born in St. Petersburg and raised in Temple Terrace.

Ms. Barford was a 1989 graduate of Tampa Bay Vo-Tech High School and attended Lamar College in Colorado. She was a sales professional who had a love of animals, especially horses. She was an excellent marksman with dreams of doing mission work in Cuba.

She was happiest outdoors, hiking, riding her bike and enjoying the beach.

Parents George and former Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford welcome the public to attend the memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 14th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205 or online at Condolences may be made online at

Ms. Barford is survived by her brothers, Andy and wife Jeanne, Adam and wife Andrea; and parents Fran and George Barford of Anna Maria.


Linda Wyrick Glezen

Linda Wyrick Glezen, 72, of Holmes Beach and  formerly of Texarkana, Texas, died March 27. She was born in San Angelo, Texas, and grew up in Post.

She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in fashion design. She married her best friend and they enjoyed many trips together.

Mrs. Gleven was well known for her artistic abilities in quilting, needlepoint and cross stitching, having won many local and state awards. She was involved in the local art scene.

Service in Holmes Beach was private. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at

Mrs. Gleven is survived by husband John; sons Scott and wife Lenore Wyrick of Texarkana, and Bart and wife Victoria Wyrick of Kansas City; grandchildren Jennifer and Ashley of Texarkana and Jacob and Abigail of Kansas City.

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