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June 6, 2012
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Barbara Ann Haptonstall

Barbara, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at age 67 on March 25 in Fort Mohave, Ariz., after a valiant battle with cancer.

Barbara was born Feb. 26, 1945, to Willis and Eva Boyd in Durango. Except for the past two years of living in Arizona, Barbara lived in Colorado her entire life.

She was a devoted wife and loving mother to her three sons. In the 1970s, Barbara was the owner/proprietor of a craft and gift store in Rifle. She later worked for Boise Cascade and retired after 25 years of service. Barbara had an appreciation for art and in her spare time, enjoyed toll painting and sewing beautiful quilts. While in Arizona, she was a member of the Colorado River Quilters Guild.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Boyd.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 48 years, Emmett L. Haptonstall; three sons, Mark R. Miller (Tracy) of Salisbury, N.C.; Mike E. Miller of Clifton and Chet L. Haptonstall (Jan) of Divide, Colo.; nine grandchildren, two brothers, Gilbert Boyd (Margie) of Mesa, Ariz.; and Willis Boyd (Christine) of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; two sisters, Joyce Hogue of Marion, Iowa and Gladys Barnes of Ignacio; and her beloved papillon, Peppi Sue.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 9. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. at Cedaredge Cemetery and the Memorial Service and reception will be at 11 a.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church in Austin, Colo. In Barbara's memory, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society at

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The Post Independent Updated Jun 6, 2012 05:58PM Published Jun 6, 2012 05:57PM Copyright 2012 The Post Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.