Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters passed away peacefully on August 24th, 2020. Born in Michigan and raised in Pittsburgh, Barbara grew up horseback riding and figure skating. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson. Barbara married Charles Stevens and lived in Wayzata, Minnesota. They had three children, Charles (Chuck) Stevens, Jr. (Becky) of Sheridan, Wyoming; Ann Williams (Mark) of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Barbie Morton (Bob) of Salt Lake City, Utah. Charlie and Barbara moved to Rapid City, South Dakota where she began her adventure working with labrador retrievers and field trials. Eventually they moved to Big Horn, Wyoming. Barbara and Charlie divorced in 1980. Barbara progressed not only as a handler in field trials but also as a chairwoman of the 1980 National Retriever Trial and as a judge of both the National and Amateur National Field Trials. Her endeavors led her to become the first woman president of the National Open Retriever Board. She was inducted into the Field Trial Hall of Fame in 2004. She continued to train dogs and their handlers in the Sheridan area as well as various states for many years. Barbara served on the Animal Shelter Board in Sheridan and later she married Cooley Butler of Parkman, Wyoming. They enjoyed their years together before his passing . Barbara continued to live in Big Horn and married D. L. Walters, a long-time acquaintance and friend before his passing.Barbara was known for her wonderful sense of humor and her tenacious spirit. Life dealt her a lot of curves but her resiliency enabled her to live a full life. She leaves a lot of good memories.In addition to her children, Barbara is survived by her grandchildren: Mark Williams Jr.,-California; Leslie Nulu (Suresh)-Pennsylvania; Cassandra (John) O’Connor-Belgium; Tyler Morton-Canada; Peter Stevens (Kathryn Rochelle)-Wyoming. She had the joy of having six great-grandchildren: Rogan, Raelyn, Rook, Cavan, Eleanor, and Emerson. A private ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 30th, 2020 at St. Peter\'s Episcopal Church in Sheridan, Wyoming.The family would like to thank the staff at Elmcroft for their thoughtful attention to Barbara and to Kane Funeral Home for their compassionate service.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Field Trial Hall of Fame, PO Box 774, 505 West Hwy 57, Grand Junction, TN 38039 or sportdog@bellsouth.netKane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.

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A private ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 30th, 2020 at St. Peter\'s Episcopal Church in Sheridan, Wyoming.


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