Barbara Evelyn Auld, 88, of Lolo, Montana, passed away on July 13, 2022, after a valiant Battle with dementia.
Barbara was born November 21, 1933, to James Carl Powell Sr. and Clara Faye Powell in Exeter, Missouri. After moving west with her family she finished school in Exeter, California. She received her Nursing degree at Mount San Antonio College and served as a registered Nurse for forty years.
On March 22, 1952, Barbara married LeRoy Gadbury in Tulare, California. During their marriage, she lived and served in several areas in the state such as China Lake, West Covina, Lake Isabella, Bakersfield, and Paradise.
Barbara was dedicated to her career as a nurse. She enjoyed helping people and her medical advice will be
missed. She was a strong woman and role model to our family. We are incredibly proud of her accomplishments.
She enjoyed her hobbies of knitting, crocheting, and quilting. Her grandchildren always had more crocheted slippers than feet. Barbara enjoyed being a member of Beta Sigma Fi for many years. She was an avid bingo player who loved playing with friends and family. Barbara valued traveling and achieved a long list of visited countries.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents Carl and Clara Powell, grandson Scott James Medley, granddaughter Amy Marie Gadbury, and husband Dean Auld.
She is survived by her brother Carl Powell Jr., son Gary Gadbury, daughter Mary Wood (Jerry), and son Gerald Gadbury (Teresa). She is also survived by nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She is loved deeply and will be greatly missed by us all.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.