Barbara Elise Guidry

Barbara Elise Guidry, born November 5, 1953 in Houston, TX passed away unexpectedly on April 1, 2015.

Barbara worked in the Height’s area for over 30 years at Yale Pharmacy and Yale Street Grill where she was known and loved by many area residents.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth L. Guidry and brother, Michael A. Guidry. She is survived by her father, Royston G. Guidry and wife Sylvia, sister-in-law, Mary Ann Guidry, brother, Joe Guidry and wife Vicki; niece, Andrea Guidry Collins and husband Shane; nephew, Tyler Guidry and wife Hannah; great-nephews, Gabe, Chase and Christian Collins and great-nieces, Coppelia and Estee Guidry, and her dear friend, Juan Salazar.
She also leaves Honey, her dog and companion.

Friends will be received beginning at 6:30 pm followed by a Memorial Service at 7 pm on Monday, April 13, 2015 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 3600 Brinkman, Houston, TX 77018.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity.


  1. To the family:
    I am truly saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one. What a kind and caring person. Several years ago, on my birthday, I was a customer in the Yale Street Pharmacy (Grill). Barbara bought a Yale Street Pharmacy coffee mug as a birthday gift for me. I will never forget her act of kindness. May the Lord bless and care for you at this difficult time.

    Jerry Faigle
    Waller, TX

  2. I met Barbara a few years ago after going to Yale Street Grill. She became a new friend and I always tried to go when it was her shift to work. Barbara was always fun to talk to and had nice things to say about everyone except that Juan character. Barbara will be greatly missed, but she is now with her mother in a far better place.

  3. Barbara always made my visit to the Yale Street Grill more pleasant as she has done for so many others. She will be greatly missed by many people and was a friendly caring person. My condolences to her family.

  4. A small group of us go to Yale Pharmacy on most Saturdays after our Jazzercise class, and we always enjoyed visiting with Barbara when we paid our checks. We were shocked to go last Saturday and learn she had passed away so unexpectedly. She was a funny and witty woman, and we will miss her. Our deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Barbara was a sweet soul. She was my friend for about 10 years and I would go into Yale grill mainly to see her and catch up. She was always so sweet to me and a great friend. I will miss her dearly. She loved her family so much and missed her mom and loved her regular customers.
    You guys are in my thoughts and I am so glad I got to see her about a week before she passed. In 10 years I had never taken a picture with her. That last time I saw her I snapped a pic of the both of us. Im so glad….I will cherish it forever.

    1. Doug,

      I am Barbara’s sister-in-law. Her brother, Joe and I would like to thank you so much for your remarks at the Memorial Service on Monday evening.
      We deeply appreciate you sharing with us and all the others in attendance. Your reflections of Barbara captured how she felt about so many people; yet each and every one of you were special to her in your own way. You were family! I’m sorry we did not get to speak with you after the service. Please feel free to contact us at

  7. Barbara was a lovely person, always friendly and helpful when I met friends for breakfast at Yale Steet Grill. I will miss her smiles and cheerful disposition.

  8. I have known Barbara for 25 years; she was sweet, funny, caring and always left me with a smile on my face and for that I will be eternally grateful. We have all lost a good friend.

  9. We met Barbara at The Grill. She was always very kind greeting us and helping us locate a comfortable place to sit. She would round up a newspaper for me to read and refill our mugs and make conversation. We are very very fond of Barbara and will miss her very much.

  10. We met Barbara at The Grill. She was always very kind greeting us and helping us locate a comfortable place to sit. She would roundup a newspaper for me to read and refill our coffee mugs and make conversation. We are very very fond of Barbara and will miss her and that sweet smile very much.

  11. It will not be the same ever at the Yale Grill without her. I was just there a week before she died and she always laughed at the way my friends and I would argue over who was going to pay the check. Saddened that she had to leave us so soon and I hope that she did not have to suffer. RIP Barbara!

  12. How sad. Barbara was always so friendly and unintentionally humorous. I looked forward to visiting with her every time in my 18+ years of frequenting Yale Street Grill. It won’t be the same for any of the regulars without Barbara and “Juanito” bantering back and forth. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and her “Yale family” through this challenging time.

  13. We had the honor of meeting Barbara at Yale grill about 5years ago. She always made our visit feel like home with her hospitality, positity and sense of humor. Her ability to remember just about all the names of my family amazed me. She was so kind and will truly be missed. She will always be remembered. God Bless you Barbara

  14. Barbara and I were neighbors for 35 years. I knew her mom and brother as well. We both had dogs that barked at each other through the fences..She will be missed.

    Peggy O’Neill
    Whisperwood Townhomes

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