Friends and family say goodbye to KLBJ reporter


by KVUE News

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM

LAKEWAY, Texas -- Family and friends said goodbye to a well-known radio reporter who died in a car crash.

Visitation for Barbara McCarley started at 3 p.m. Sunday in Lakeway.

The parking lot was full at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home as people gathered to pay respects to McCarley.

The well-known reporter spent more than 14 years working at KLBJ-AM. Most recently, she covered the police and City of Austin beat.

"I think it's important that people know their loved one mattered. She mattered to a lot of people. She did a lot of great things. Through her work," said Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo.

"She was very passionate about what she did, but also constantly upbeat and smiling and a great personality energy to have at the radio station," remembered Scott Gilmore, VP and Market Manager at Emmis Radio.

McCarley died Wednesday morning. She was involved in a rollover wreck on Ranch to Market Road 2222. No charges were filed against the driver who caused the crash.

McCarley leaves behind a husband and two children.

McCarley's funeral is set for Monday at Austin Christian Fellowship, followed by interment at Austin Memorial Park.

To sign the online guestbook, please click here.

Click here if you would like to donate to the Barbara McCarley Memorial Fund.