A wonderful and loving lady left this world January 6, 2024 after a very sudden decline in her health. Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Nelson was born December 31, 1929 in Evanston WY. She spent 94 years on this earth touching many lives.
She attended Evanston High School, graduating in 1948. While attending High School she met the love of her life Gene. Barbara and Gene later married on January 2, 1951. They made their home in Evanston and together they had two children. Gene passed away on October 18, 1984.
Early on, Barbara enjoyed going out to dinner with friends and entertaining everyone with her singing. Barbara worked as a telephone operator, back-room bank manager and enjoyed helping her friends out selling shoes and as a travel agent. Barbara was an Elder of the Union Presbyterian Church, served several times on Session, taught Sunday School, and on the nominating committee for pastors. She was one of the founders of the women’s group, Heavenly Hens, and the oldest member of the church. She is known for sending out cards to all her family, friends, and church members.
Barbara is survived by her two children Craig (Janis) Nelson and Jan Russell; five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, her sister Sharon (Al) Ludwig and Nancy Ressler, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Gene, sister Shirley Whittier and her brothers, Dennis Coles and JR Barnes.
A celebration of life will be announced this spring.