Barbara "Barb" Ann Mallette (Leadville)

Died: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018


Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Aug. 18, 2018
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Leadville


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Barbara Ann Mallette passed away on August 3, 2018 at the age of 76, with complications arising from a broken hip and Alzheimers. She leaves a legacy of loving fond memories in the hearts of many.

Born in Grand Junction, Colorado in 1941, her family moved to Leadville around 1943, and Barb learned the wonderful sports of skiing and ice skating. Her teenage years offered “busy-ness” with cheerleading, and at least one Queen of Boom Days.  College found her studying journalism, which led to her degree and two exciting jobs, one in London, England and one in Anchorage Alaska as a reporter.  Upon returning to the States, Barbara met and married Jon Mallette in January of 1968.  They had two children, Howard and Kristina, who also enjoyed the winters; Howard with skijoring and Kristina with skiing.  Barbara and Jon were later divorced.  Barbara became active in P.E.O International, where women assist in educating girls to advance their lives and goals.  She served as president from 1994-1996, and was a very active member.  Barbara loved the Lord Jesus Christ, serving Him through Bible studies in her home, being active in church, and heading up the Colorado chapter of a Christian Retreat Ministry called Ashram International. Barbara’s homecoming to her Lord must have been sweet indeed!

Barb is survived by her brother Charles Carson of Grand Junction, son in law Josh Garcia of Leadville, niece Nicole Rodela of Denver, niece Noelle Thurlow of Manhattan, Kansas, nephew Nathan Carson of Grand Junction, plus numerous cousins, 2nd cousins, and great nieces and nephews.  

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Leadville’s First Presbyterian Church at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 18 2018 with graveside interment immediately following.  A reception with refreshments will then be held at the church. Those wishing to provide flowers are welcome to do so, and for those wishing to donate, funds may be sent to the Alzheimers support organization of your choice.  Bailey-Kent Funeral Home of Leadville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Norma Jean Wilson
   Posted Mon August 13, 2018
Babara was a wonderful friend. She brightened the world. My sympathy to her family.

Kevin & Daisy Martschinske
   Posted Mon August 13, 2018
Barb was a good friend and sister in Christ. She will be deeply missed. Praying for God's peace and comfort for the family.

Lydia Hoobery Groves
   Posted Tue August 14, 2018
It breaks my heart to lose such a precious friend. Consoled only because I know we will meet in heaven. Barb invited me one year to go to a retreat outside of Colorado Springs, and we ended up going together twice a year , May and October. Those times and others were so enriching to me spiritually and will cherish the memories for ever. Barb was a wonderful friend to laugh with, cry with and just spend time with. I shall miss her.

Carol L Schutte
   Posted Tue August 14, 2018
David and I have many fond memories of Barbara and her family. God bless at this time of loss. David and Carol Schutte.

Amy and Pete Blechinger
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
So shocked and saddened to find out that Barbara died. I was attempting to contact her today to let her know that my mother, Marcia Van Skiver, passed away August 27, and get her permission to use one of the photographs she took of mom during our wedding in 2003. Barbara and my mom had been friends since meeting shortly after my family moved to Broomfield in the mid- 1960s. Her daughter and I were friends even after her family moved to Leadville. My condolences to her remaining family, and love from the Van Skiver and Blechinger families!

Bob Priddy
   Posted Sat September 01, 2018
Barbara and I were classmates at the University of Missouri. We walked together into the graduation ceremonies in 1963 and kept in touch on an almost annual basis since. My family and I visited her in Leadville many years ago and found her to be the same ebullient Barbara I had known all those years before. I was saddened through the years to hear of the reverses she had in her life but an uplifted by other tributes that have been offered in this place. She will always remain in my mind as a bright, smart, lovely person.

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