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Barbara Lee (Miller) Mincey
December 28, 1938 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Barbara Lee (Miller) Mincey was born on December 28,1938 to Earl and Margaret Miller in Abbeyville, KS. She passed away on September 14, 2022, after an extended illness. She moved around frequently as a child as her father worked in the oil fields. Living in Colorado, Montana and Canada. She graduated from High School in Scobey, Montana in 1956.
She had a wandering spirit with big dreams to chase, including wearing fur coats and to have big jewelry and big hair. The bigger the better. She was blessed with 4 children Brett, Tanja, (little) Richard and Rachelle. The second 2 coming 16 years after the first 2.
She came to Cowley first in 1978 to follow her mother. She returned in the mid 90's and made Cowley her home after that. Barbara was a hard worker, rarely missing work and often working 2 jobs at a time. She worked for GK trucking at their scale house for 20 years and only retired due to her declining health. In her spare time she liked to crochet, do puzzles and watch Animal Planet. She will be missed by her dog Tasha, whom she loved very much.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Richard Martinez Jr. She is survived by her children, Brett (Tina) Newman, Tanja (Dan) Sloan and Rachelle Martinez and her fiancée Grant Kibbey. As well as 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, her beloved sister Ramona Abeyta and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on October 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cowley LDS church. There will be no graveside services, her ashes will be spread as she wished. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Humane Society.