Born May 25, 1951 Died October 12, 2014 after battling a long illness. She was born in Bay City Michigan, lived in Ann Arbor and moved to New Hope Alabama, where she retired from the Chrysler Motor Corporation Group, after 32 years of service in 2007. During her life people knew her as a strong, independent woman. Her story telling and humor was one of her best gifts. Her cleverness and sharp wit will be missed. Those who knew her well, knew her to be stubborn and tenacious , but also her surprising generosity to help others and her strength to stand up for things she believed in. During her 63 years on this earth she was able to share gems of real world wisdom from personal experiences. Her love for history, animals and practical jokes will be remembered.
She is survived by her daughters; Deanna Lynn (Manuel) Sanchez, Robin Lucile (Eric) Smith, Holly Jean Miley, Heather Marie Miley (Fred), and Becky Ann (Adam) Gulley. She also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, five siblings, and six nieces and nephews. Barbara is preceded in death by her mother, Janette Vaughan, whom she has missed dearly, for many years.
Barbara has left us with many lessons on life, including standing your ground and to not do for others expecting to be rewarded for it, but do it because you think it is right to do. She lived life as she saw fit without pretense or worrying what others thought.
Visitation will be Thursday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Friday at 11:00 AM.