Barbara (Miller) Crosby
Barbara (Miller) Crosby died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at her Ridgway home. She was 70 years old.Born on July 15, 1935, in Tyler, Texas, Barbara was the daughter of Floyd and Frances (Golston) Miller. She spent her childhood in Tyler and Lake City. Barbara went to the Greenbriar prep school and college In West Virginia. Barbara married John Charles Crosby Sr. on Jan. 31, 1969, in Littleton. They had shared 36 years together at the time of her death.During her lifetime, Barbara worked in tourism and sales. From the early 1970s to the late ’80s, she and her family lived in Aspen, where Barbara worked at Hertz Rent-A-Car, Aspen Reservations and owned her own reservations company. She also lived in Denver, Montrose and Sarasota, Fla. She especially enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking and baking, and gardening. She will be sadly missed.Surviving family members include her husband, John, of Ridgway; two sons, John Crosby Jr. of Denver and David Crosby of Dewey, Ariz.; five daughters, Laura Dyken and Judy Cline of Angels Camp, Calif., Janet Douthit of Longmont, Melissa Bawmann of Chesapeake, Va., and Cassandra Kraemer of Alpine, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Roy Miller of Taylor, Texas.A memorial service and celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Crippen Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose, officiated by Pastor Paul Nystrom. Cremation has taken place. The service will conclude at the chapel. In honor of Barbara’s life, her entire family was reunited once again, and wants to send her this message: “We believe you are soaring with the eagles in Aspen. The colors are changing in the mountains you loved. You will always be with us and live in our hearts.”In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, in Memory of Barbara Crosby, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402. Arrangements are being handled under the direction and care of the Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, 802 E. Main, Montrose, (970) 249-2121.
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