Funeral services for Barbara Clucas will be held Friday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Greybull Alliance Church. A viewing will be held at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. Barbara, 78, died peacefully in her sleep July 27.
She was born Dec. 23, 1934, in Powell, the daughter of Ralph and Pauline Gillett. The family moved to Greybull prior to her sophomore year and she graduated as salutatorian of the Class of ’52. She earned her bachelor degree in English education at the University of Wyoming and taught school in Manderson, Basin and Greybull. She will be most remembered as the longtime school librarian who served in the Greybull grade, middle and high schools.
Barbara married her high school sweetheart, Don T. Clucas, Sept. 4, 1955. After graduating from college, they returned to Greybull (in 1956) where they raised their four sons and two foster sons.
Barbara was a familiar face at the baseball fields where she kept official score for countless games. She also worked behind the scenes managing brackets for wrestling tournaments.
She was an active member of the Alliance Church where she was involved in both the Sunday school and AWANA programs for years.
Barbara will be remembered as a kind, patient, thoughtful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Her parents, Ralph and Pauline Gillett, foster son Cliff Foe, brother Robert and sister Dorothy preceded Barbara in death.
She is survived her husband Don of Greybull; her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Stacy Clucas of Casper, Tom and Judy Clucas of Missoula, Mont., Lee and Kathy Clucas of Greybull, Mike and Ginger Clucas of Chandler, Ariz., Jeff and Pam Foe of Enterprise, Ala., and Dan and Debbie Foe of Rio Rancho, N.M. (the natural brother of Cliff and Jeff); her sister Retta Frank in Florida and eight grandchildren.
A memorial fund in Barbara’s name has been established at Bank of Greybull, 601 Greybull Ave., Greybull, WY 82426. Proceeds will go to the AWANA program.
A luncheon for family and friends will be held at the Alliance Church following the service.