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Barbara Pauline Clucas

(Dec. 23, 1934 - July 27, 2013)

Longtime Greybull resident Barbara Clucas died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 27, 2013. She was 78.

Barbara was born Dec. 23, 1934, in Powell to Ralph and Pauline Gillett.

Her family moved to Greybull prior to her sophomore year in high school. Her father, Ralph, owned the Husky Oil service station where Barbara worked as a high school student. She was salutatorian of the Class of 1952 at Greybull High School. She attended the University of Wyoming, earning a bachelor?s degree in English education. She then taught school in Manderson, Basin and then Greybull. She will likely be most remembered, however, as the longtime school librarian serving at various times in the grade school, middle school and high school.

Barbara married her high school sweetheart, Don T. Clucas, on Sept. 4, 1955, following their junior year in college. After college the couple returned to Greybull in 1956 and resided there since. Barbara raised four sons and two foster sons.

When her children were young, Barbara could often be seen at the baseball fields where she kept official score for countless games. She worked tirelessly behind the scenes managing brackets for many wrestling tournaments.

She was an active member of the Greybull Alliance Church and very involved in the Sunday school and Awana programs for many years. She was a dedicated educator and positive force for Greybull?s children throughout her career.

Barbara will be remembered as a kind, patient, thoughtful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Pauline; Clifford Foe, one of her foster sons to whom she became a mother in 1970; brother Robert; and sister Dorothy.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Don, of Greybull; sons and their families: John (Stacy) of Casper, Tom (Judy) of Missoula, Mont., Lee (Kathy) of Greybull, Mike (Ginger) of Chandler, Ariz., Jeff Foe (Pam) of Enterprise, Ala., and Dan (Debbie) Foe of Rio Rancho, N.M., the natural brother to Cliff and Jeff, is also thought of as another son.

Barbara has eight surviving grandchildren: Matt and Katelin Clucas of Casper, Evan and Daniel Clucas of Missoula, Shane and Amy Clucas of Greybull and Hannah and Jacob Clucas of Chandler. Joe Foe is the son of Dan and Debbie Foe and lives in Las Cruces, N.M. She is also survived by her sister Retta (Frank) of Florida.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at the Greybull Alliance Church in Greybull, with Pastor Dave Havener conducting the services. A viewing will be held before the service (10-10:45 a.m.) A luncheon for family and friends will follow church services at the church.

Cremation will follow the church service.

A memorial fund has been established in Barbara’s name at the Bank of Greybull, 601 Greybull Avenue, Greybull, WY. Proceeds will go to the Awana Programs.

Atwood Family Funeral Directors Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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