Barbara D. Nelson died Saturday, September 11, 2010 at her home in Greeley. She was born January 11, 1943 in Circleville, Ohio to Ned H. and Jeanne (Thatcher) Barnes. She was baptized on July 9, 1943.
Barbara married Fred Nelson on October 8, 1971. They later divorced.
Barbara lived in Circleville, Ohio and Arvada, Colorado. She attended Colorado Women’s College and enjoyed a long work history of working in tack shops in Boulder and Berthoud, Colorado.
Barbara loved her family. She was an avid CU and Denver Bronco fan. Barbara loved animals. She showed regional show horses, Arabian, English and Western Pleasure. She was a member of the American Horse Shows Association.
She is survived her by sons Tucker Nelson and wife Stacie and Nathan Nelson and wife Tara; brother Rom Barnes: step-sister Judy DeVore; step-brother John Turner; grandchildren Conner, Sarah, Riley, and Blake Nelson; step-grandchildren Lavren, Haden and Autumn Stinson; nephews and nieces, Gregory and Jeremy Barnes, Devlin and Ashley DeVore. She is preceded in death by her mother Jeanne Turner, step-father Russell Turner and step-brother Jay Turner.
Graveside service were held on September 15 at Mountain View Cemetery in Nunn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Horse Rescue Fund in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, CO 80634.