Barbara Ann Ward met her Heavenly Father on September 11, 2021, she was 77 years old. Barbara was born on July 31, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri and lovingly adopted by Raymond and Luella Wagner. She grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and had fond memories of spending time on her grandparents farm with her cousins. She graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1962. She then went on to get a Bachelors Degree from Emporia State College and then a Masters of Education from Eastern New Mexico University.
Barbara attended high school with Scot Ward but they didn't officially meet each other until 1966, only one week before Scot was deployed to Vietnam. They kept in touch during the year that Scot was overseas and upon his return on August 16, 1967, they were married nine days later on August 25. Shortly after their nuptials, they moved to Clovis, New Mexico where Scot was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. Barbara received her Masters Degree, Scot completed his service with the Air Force and they then moved to Midland, Texas.
Scot and Barbara welcomed their one and only daughter, Amy Lyn, on January 10, 1976. They then moved to Shawnee, Kansas where Barbara cherished being a stay at home mom raising her daughter. In 1983, the family moved to Colorado for a job transfer with Scot's CPA firm. Barbara enjoyed being an active part in Amy's extracurricular activities as she grew up and she continued her love of teaching.
In 2014, Scot and Barbara moved to Buffalo, Wyoming. Barbara immediately became active in the community, including joining a quilting group. Quilting became her passion and she spent many tireless hours working on her beautiful artistry. In December 2020, Scot and Barbara moved to Casper, Wyoming to be closer to larger medical care.
Barbara dearly loved her grandson Jake. She would spend any time she could with him and they had a close and special bond. She also loved animals, especially all of the dogs and horses she had over her life.
Barbara is survived by her husband Scot, daughter Amy, grandson Jake Anders, brother Gene Wagner (Mary), two nieces and a nephew, along with many loving cousins and extended family.
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