She was born on June 18, 1943, in Newcastle, to Mary (Adams) and Frank Avery.
Barbara grew up in Powell and graduated from Powell High School in 1961. She married Gary Anschutz, from Dodge City, Kan., in Powell in October 1962. Two sons, Clint and Jeff, were born to the union.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary; a sister Carolyn (Avery) Abercrombie; and her parents, Frank and Mary.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Clint Anschutz of Tulsa, Okla., and Jeff Anschutz of Fayetteville, Ark.; brother Ed Avery of Cheyenne; sister Mary Frances (Avery) Kanarick of Rapid City, S.D.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services and interment have taken place in Fort Smith.
Memorial donations in Barbara's name may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the hospice of one's choice.