Barbara shared her love of stories throughout her life, both as a high school literature teacher and by telling stories about her life and her family, which she liked to exaggerate for dramatic effect. For nearly forty years, she brought laughter and passion to her classroom and to those who knew her.
Barbara Gary Price was born Aug. 3, 1948, and passed on April, 21, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Barbara dedicated herself to making people laugh and caring for her students and her son, Gary, and spending time with her husband, Darrell.
Barbara was born to William and Suzanne Gary in Seattle, where she attended Bothell High School. She earned her bachelor's and teaching certification from the University of Washington and taught in Seattle. After several years, she moved to Billings, Montana, to teach at Senior High School. She completed a Master of Education at MSU Billings. Barbara taught English and Sociology at Montana Tech for several years.
Barbara enjoyed reading, spoiling her pet schnauzers, decorating her home, shopping, and going to the theatre with her son. She traveled to Europe, Mexico, Bahamas, as well as many places in the US including Hawaii, Alaska, and yearly trips to the Washington coast to be near the ocean.
Barbara will always be remembered by her surviving relatives Darrell Price; Gary Warchola; siblings Patty (Rod) Ceis, Steve (Roxann) Gary, and Karen Foreman; stepsons Patrick (DeAnna) Price and Seth (Erin) Price; and her nieces, nephews, and grandchildren Kristian, Aiden, Liam, and Avery Price and mother-in-law Patricia Price. The family would like to thank Rae Ann Sanders for her dedication and the adventures that she shared with Barbara. The family would also like to thank Mariposa Memory Care and Big Sky Senior Living.
The family will hold a celebration of life ceremony for friends and family at Duggan Dolan Wednesday, April 26, at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10. In lieu of flowers, please honor Barbara’s memory by contributing to Friends of Hospice or the Bluefield Project to cure frontotemporal degeneration.