Gladys M. Barnes

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Ignacio resident Gladys M. Barnes died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at her home. She was 84.

Mrs. Barnes was born to Willis and Eva Boyd on March 31, 1928, in Durango. She grew up in the Bondad area and graduated from Durango High School in 1946.

On July 3, 1946, she married Holly “Shooter” Barnes in Tierra Amarilla, N.M.

They moved to their ranch in Ignacio, where she worked and raised their two children.

After their children started school, she worked at Ignacio Shur Value for 35 years.

After retiring, she enjoyed painting, reading, knitting, yard work and taking care of her cats.

“Her greatest loves were her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids,” her family said.

Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Holly “Shooter” Barnes.

She is survived by her son, Perry Barnes, of Ignacio; daughter, Darlene Chandler, of Ignacio; brothers Gilbert Boyd and Willis Boyd, both of Arizona; sister Joyce Hogue of Iowa; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Hood Mortuary, 1261 East Third Ave. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Florida Cemetery, near the intersection of County Roads 223 and 228.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Florida Cemetery, Attention: Carol Robyns, 2481 County Road 225, Durango, CO 81301.