Barbara Elaine Smith-Erxleben, age 83, of Casper, passed away August 16, 2018 at Life Care Center of Casper with her son, Brad and Sandy, by her side. Barbara was born July 22, 1935 in Fremont, Nebraska to Henry and Kathryn (Hart) Ritthaler. She was employed with numerous phone companies - Mountain Bell, US West, and Quest for more than 40 years before retiring in 2000. After retirement she was a realtor in Denver, Colorado for about 3 years. She enjoyed traveling and spending the majority of her life visiting Wyoming, Arizona, and Hawaii. Her hobbies in life were skiing and needle working different wildlife scenes.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husbands, Jule Erxleben and Tom Farless, and sister, Lois Ritthaler . She is survived by her sons, Brad (Sandy Dice) Smith and Bobby (Candy) Smith, grandson, Derek Smith, granddaughter, Brandi Smith, brother, Bill Ritthaler, sisters, Debra Myer, Sharon (Bob) Fowler, and Marilyn Stalkup, half-sister, Marge Kubr, and her first husband and great friend, Robert Smith, Sr.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, August 24, 2018 at Newcomer Funeral Home with inurnment to follow at Wyoming Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Casper Humane Society in Barbara 's memory.
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