Barbara Caldwell Thomas, 62, of Missouri City, died peacefully Thursday, August 4, 2005, at her residence of natural causes. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend David Cross, chaplain at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Born in Orange on September 7, 1942, to Robert S. and June (Rogers) Caldwell, Barbara grew up in Orange and later was a longtime resident of Bridge City. She had lived in Missouri City for the past seven years. She was a certified critical care nurse and helped set up the first Intensive Care Unit at Orange Memorial Hospital. She served as a director of critical care at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont for 30 plus years, and was currently employed as a critical care nurse at St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital, 7A Cooley Building, in Houston. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Janet and Scott Warner of Sour Lake, Robert and Susan Thomas of Missouri City, Pam and Paul Salinas of Vidor; sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Jim Surprise of Bartlett, TN; brother, David A. Caldwell of Austin; grandsons, Stefan Salinas, Keith Lampman, Austin Warner, David Thomas, Jack Thomas and Justin Salinas. She is also survived by her niece, Cesily Caldwell; her beloved dogs, Thelma and Louise; many cherished and flamboyant friends lovingly referred to by Barbara and her family as the "Ya Yas and their Ya Ya daughters" and other equally cherished friends and colleagues too numerous to acknowledge individually.