Barby Williams, WASP Champion
Barby Anna Parrish Williams, daughter of WASP Deanie Bishop Parrish.
Unforgettable WASP Champion
1998, San Marcos Air Show-- Barby Parrish Williams (daughter) and Brook Williams (granddaughter ) present roses to WASP Deanie Parrish as she is honored in the WWII Veteran's Parade.
1998, Wings Across America's first 'test' interview, Barby tweaks our interviewee, WASP Deanie Parrish. Barb conducted this FIRST interview. Eventually, there were over 100 WASP interviews that were videotaped by Wings Across America.
2001, Oshkosh Air Venture, Barby convinced the security guards that the WASP should be driven to their tent... and she volunteered to drive them--in Caro Bosca's BMW. From left-- Barby Williams, WASP Nell Mickey Bright, WASP Caro Bosco, WASP Julie Jenner, WASP Kaddy Steel, WASP Ruth Helm.
2001, outside the tent at Oshkosh: Barby Williams, Dawn Seymour, Deanie Parrish, Nancy Parrish.
2002, Tucson, Arizona. Wings Across America's Legacy Afghan and our display table in WASP Stores. Nancy Parrish, Deanie Parrish, Barby Parrish Williams.
2002, a mini Kappa Kappa Gamma reunion with WASP Winnie Wood and Barby Williams
2004-WASP Convention, Williamsburg, VA. L to R: Atty. Gen Janet Reno, WASP Deanie Parrish, WASP Win Wood, WASP Dot Swain, WASP Scotty Gough, Brook Williams Henry, Barby Parrish Williams.
2004 WASP Convention at the National WASP WWII Museum presentation. Barby Parrish Williams, Deanie Parrish, Nancy Parrish
2005, TCU, Fort Worth Texas-- AFROTC Detachment honors WASP Deanie Parrish. Barby Parrish Williams and Nancy Parrish on left.
2005 National WASP WWII Museum opening-- Hospitality Chairman, Barby Williams with WASP BJ Brown, WASP Shutsy Reynolds, WASP Deanie Parrish, WASP Dorothy Lucas, WASP Maxine Flournoy and WASP Dot Swain. Museum Director Nancy Parrish on rt.
2005: National WASP Museum, last minute tweaks -- Barby with Gene Norris.
2005: National WASP WWII Museum opening night ceremony-- Barby presents Dot Swain a rose and her brilliant welcoming gift-- a blue cowboy hat.
2005: National WASP WWII Museum opening day-- Nicky Mitchel, WASP Deanie Parrish, WASP Shutsy Reynolds, Barby Williams and Nancy Parrish
2005, National WASP WWII Museum opening. WASP Shutsy Reynolds & Barby Williams
2005: USAA photo shoot of WASP Deanie Parrish in front of 'CAF's A-26, "The Spirit of Waco." Under the engine, Barby tweaks Deanie's hair for the shoot.
2005: USAA Shoot-- behind the scenes, Barby, tweaking the WASP.
2005: USAA shoot-- the crew and the WASP. Nancy Parrish on left-- USAA and Robert Baumgartner's crew-- Rick and Darlene Sowder and Barby Williams
2005: USAA SHoot-- 1 last shot-- Barby, Deanie & Nancy
2007: FlyGirls Exhibit, Mayborn Museum, Waco, Texas -- Brook Williams Henry and Barby Williams helping install the exhibit.
2007: Fly Girls at the Mayborn Museum, Baylor University. The original exhibit opening.
2007 trip to DC to meet with General Wilma Vaught, President of the the Women in Military Service for America Foundation, and her staff. The WIMSA Memorial is in the background.
2008: Irving, Texas, the last WASP Convention. Barby Williams, Deanie Parrish, Nancy Parrish, Brook Williams Henry, Michael Henry.
2008 in WASP Stores for the last time, Nancy Parrish and Barby Williams
2008: Barby out in front the Women's Memorial-- ready to help install Fly Girls. Thankfully, she enjoyed driving in the DC traffic and was willing to act as driver.
2008: The conference room at the WIMSA Memorial- unpacking with a smile, as usual.
2008: Installing Fly Girls at the Women's Memorial.
2008: A meeting with our newest WASP Champion, Lt. Col. Roxi Dolphin, Senator Hutchison's Military Liason, with Barby Williams and Nancy Parrish. In the tunnels under the capital building.
2009: Another trip to DC for a meeting with the Speaker's Protocol Staff for the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony.
2009: Outside Senator Hutchison's conference room with Nicole Malachowski, a life long WASP Champion and author of the first draft of the original bill.
2010: Memorial Tea at WIMSA honoring the WASP before the Gold Medal presentation-- Nancy Parrish, WASP Deanie Parrish, Col. Eileen Collins, Barby Williams.
2010: Fox News crew member giving us a tour of the newsroom at FOX-- waiting for the interview to start. Barby had mom's comb and spraynet in her purse.
2010: Backstge at the Gold Medal Ceremony with the speaker-- top l Col Paul Malachowski, Barby Williams, Cathy Ellingwood (Nicole's mom), front, Deanie Parrish and Lt. Col. Nicole Malachowki.
2010: Backstage with Tom Brokaw
2010: WASP Gold Medal Ceremony-- WASP Deanie Parrish and family: on left, Kimberly Williams, Brady Williams, Deanie, Nancy Parrish, Michael Henry, Logan Henry, Brook Williams Henry, Barby Parrish Williams, Dale Williams
2010: NBC Today Show crew sets up in front of the Fly Girls exhibit -- Barby chats with WASP Helen Snapp.
2010: Barby volunteered to sit in for Jenna Bush Hager. Around the table, WASP Deanie Parrish, WASP Bee Haydu and WASP Helen Snapp.
2010: Packing up Fly Girls at the Women's Memorial
2015: Women In Aviation, International conference in Dallas. We chose Barby as our official escort. No one has supported our dreams or encouraged us more than my sister, Barby Williams, and she makes a beautiful addition to our team onstage for the induction ceremony for the WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame.
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