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Barbara StaleyBarbara Staley Star Valley Ranch, WY - Barbara Staley, 81, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho after a sudden illness. She was born October 31, 1932 in Hoytsville, Utah, the daughter of Richard Lynn Vernon and Anna Bell Mills Vernon. She attended schools in Rockport and Coalville, Utah, graduating from North Summit High School with the class of 1950. She married Elden Jay Staley September 12, 1950 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a homemaker and business owner, running the Taco Times until her retirement in 2003. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her interests were visiting the temples and doing temple work with her sisters. Her other interests were sewing, cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family and friends (a.k.a. - the lunch bunch). Survivors include her husband Elden Staley of Star Valley Ranch; sons Leland V. Staley and wife Denise and Richard Staley and wife Kathy all of Rock Springs; daughters Jeanene Pickett and husband Mark of Citrus Heights, California; brothers Faye Vernon and wife Annette and Cliff Vernon and wife Lorraine all of Hoytsville; grandchildren Cara Erickson and husband Chris of Green River, Brad Porter and wife Amber of Grand Junction, Colorado, Richard Porter and wife Maurgan of Green River, Adam Pickett and wife Michele of Bethesda, Maryland, Jonathan Pickett of Los Angeles, Michael Pickett and wife Kelly of Austin, Texas, Jordan Pickett of Citrus Heights, Ryan Staley and wife Allison of Las Vegas, Nevada, Sheri Staley and partner Dave of McCall, Idaho, David Petrie and wife Nichole and Derek Petrie and fiancé Kaitlin all of Lakewood, Colorado; 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Noreen, and daughter Claudia. A viewing will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thayne LDS Chapel, Thayne, Wyoming where friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will take place in the Hoytsville Cemetery, Hoytsville, Utah.
Dear Eldon and Family, So sorry to receive the news of Barbara's sudden passing, but so glad we had the opportunity a few weeks ago of visiting with her on the phone since we had not done so for a long time. We will always remember the fun times we had with had with you and Barbara at Taco Time Conventions. A few months ago we thought about getting some of the retired Taco Timers together for a reunion, we are sorry we didn't make it happen. We wish we could have attended the Funeral service,but we were on vacation and just returned home yesterday. Love, Frank & Vicky Dickson
Frank & Vicky Dickson Jul 13 2014 6:27 PM
So Sorry to hear about Barbara, what a great lady and friend to all. She always had a kind thing to say to me to make my day when I saw her. May the Lord Bless all of the Staleys at this sad time. Brian
Brian and Chris Larsen Jul 13 2014 4:32 PM
I was so sorry to hear that Barbara had passed, she was a wonderful sweet sister... I enjoyed our temple trips to Idaho Falls and Rexberg temples... she was always a joy to be with, her smile and softness always made me feel good to be with her.. I will miss you dear Barbara... until we meet again........ Love Pat
Pat Simpson Jul 13 2014 4:32 PM
Eldon, You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your love one. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and Ruth Micklich
Ruth Gilpin Micklich Jul 13 2014 4:32 PM
Dear Eldon, Denise and Lee: I am sorry to hear about Barbara. The feelings are very fresh having lost Russ this past March. Life changes on a dime and we aren't ever ready. Hers was sudden as was Russ's. I would very much like to come but can't. Someday I can share some pictures on the Oregon coast of them and us on our way to Eugene. Know of my love to you good folks.
Sharon Hawks Jul 13 2014 4:32 PM
Dear Elden and the family of Barbara, Barbara loves beauty. In fact, she makes everything beautiful and everyone around her more beautiful. I am a better person because of her. I felt her love. She blessed my life. She showed me a good example of real kindness even while she was facing difficult trials. I look forward to seeing her and embracing her again in our Heavenly Father's Kingdom. I look forward to seeing her rejoice with her beloved family all around her. I know she loves her family. I have prayed many times with her and for her family. I pray for you now. Love, Sister Jarene Fluckiger
Sister Jarene Fluckiger Jul 13 2014 4:32 PM
I was so sorry to hear about Barbara she was such a wonderful nice lady. She really cared for everyone she came in contact with. She had a good heart and I will always remember her. Love Jenny
Jenny Dernovich (Sain) Jul 9 2014 8:00 PM