Barbara Ellen Smith
Barbara (Dwire) Smith was born in New Castle, Colorado on September 6, 1931 to John W. Dwire and Nora K (Simonson) Dwire. She was raised and schooled in New Castle, Colorado, attended Western State College in Gunnison,Colorado.
She was married October 21,1950 in Manasas, Virginia to Walter Warren (Mike) Smith (the love of her life ) who was in the Army and stationed in Virginia, then Georgia and Mass. They were then stationed overseas where Mike worked with the Embassy’s in Greece, Sweden, Lebanon and Tehran. She had their three children, Warren, Sharron And Donald, who shared in their parents adventures. When her husband retired they moved back home to New Castle, Co. where they built a home and a good life. Barbara never met a stranger, enjoyed her garden and flowers, taking classes, her crafts, volunteering, the Congregational Church, becoming a town trustee, and later worked for the post office as a rural carrier.
She moved to Battlement Mesa, Colorado after her husband passed away, then to Clifton, Colorado. Barbara had good friends and a rewarding life. She asked that special thanks be given to the Hospice caregivers for all their help, love and support.
Barbara is survived by her Daughter-Sharron and Wayne Bishop. Daughter-in-law Debra Smith, Grandsons and Grand daughters. Michael Bishop and Becca Van-Kirk, Warren Smith, Krissa and Tracy Grant, Marcia and Eric Niederwerder. Great Grandsons: Brandon Bishop, Zander Donaven, Joshua and Logan Grant, Colton Niederwerder. Great Granddaughters: Kaylena and Mackenzie Niederwerder.
Preceded in death By Her Parents: John W. And Nora K. Dwire, Husband: Walter W. Smith, Brothers: John F. Dwire, Louis I. Dwire, Sons: Warren D. Smith, Donald W. Smith.
A graveside Memorial will be held at the Highland Cemetery in New Castle, Co. at 11a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Please join us in celebration and remembrance after the memorial at Burning Mountain Park in New Castle, Colorado.