Obituaries – 04-03-2013

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.

A memorial service will be held 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.


Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Guenther Finelli

Elizabeth “Betty” Guenther Finelli, 1919-2013, passed away on March 27, 2013, in Haworth, N.J. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael R. Finelli and mother to Brian, Glenn, Neal, Beth and Lori. Beloved wife for 54 years to the late Michael (1997), Betty was born in Harrison, N.J., and along with her husband owned the Haworth Pharmacy for 36 years. A seasonal resident of Runaway Bay in Bradenton Beach, Mike and Betty were very involved as parishioners of St. Bernard Catholic Church along with being boosters of the Pittsburgh Pirates when they were here for spring training and also making a game trip to Pittsburgh once a year. They loved life, each other, their family and many friends both here and in New Jersey.


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 the West Texas town of Post.

She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in fashion design.

She was well known for her artistic abilities in quilting, needlepoint and cross stitch, winning many awards for her work. She was involved in the local art scene.

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

Mrs. Glezen is survived by her 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.


Sally Stauffacher

Sally Stauffacher, 55, of Palmetto, died March 24. She was born in Cincinnati and moved to Palmetto in 1990 from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

There will be no service. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at

Mrs. Stauffacher is survived by husband, Fritz; sons Fritz and Max, all of Palmetto; mother Jo Ann Mattick of Anna Maria; brother John Mattick of Bradenton; sisters Laura Mattick and husband Michael Poirier of Bear, Del., Janet and husband Dave Brinton of Hamptons, N.Y., Sandy Mattick, Esther Mattick, and Becky and husband Dave Bouchard, all of Anna Maria; and many nieces and nephews.

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