Barbara Elaine Garhart passed away on April 1, 2020 in Gillette, Wyoming. She was born May 20, 1941 in Gillette to George and Dorothy Roberts. Barbara grew up in Moorcroft and attended Moorcroft High School. She later met the love of her life, Donald L. Garhart, and married him on September 29, 1957. She constantly talked about how much she missed him after his passing in 1998, and kept his memory alive right up until her passing. Theirs was definitely an amazing love story.
Through that union they had seven children, Kevin Garhart (Sherry) of Newcastle; Phil Garhart of Lusk; Sherryl Van Horn (Dennis) of Gillette; Elaine Kaul (Kelly) of Gillette; Deanna Garhart of Gillette; Scott Garhart (Michelle) of Newcastle; and Paula Hovey (Lon) of Ranchester; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Barbara had a passion for music. She enjoyed playing the piano, organ and accordion, and she loved to sing. She loved the Osage church and her church family. She played the organ and piano for the worship services at the church. She also loved the bible and enjoyed a variety of bible verses.
Barbara’s parents, George and Dorothy Roberts, owned the grocery store on the hill outside of Moorcroft, and she worked there when she was growing up. She always talked about how much she enjoyed working with her mother at the store.
Her favorite thing to do was to have the family together. Her greatest passion was her children and grandchildren and she was amazing at preparing meals for our large family and anyone else that wanted to join and eat. She raised not only her own children but also helped raise about every other kid in Osage.
She was an amazing mother, grandmother and friend.
She will be missed by so many of us! But it gives us great pleasure knowing that she is with her Savior, Jesus Christ!!
Barbara is preceded in death by husband, Donald L Garhart; parents, George and Dorothy Roberts; brother, Roland Roberts; sisters, Darlene Forster, Marjorie Bock, and Delores Reeves; grandson, Bradley Garhart Abbe and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 6 at the Meridian Mortuary in Newcastle.
To protect the health and safety of all, we will be limiting our visitation numbers to 10 people in the building at a time, as required by state and local authorities and the CDC.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 6 at the Garhart Family Cemetery in Osage.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716.