Barbara Lyn Wood


Barbara Lyn Wood

November 14, 1944 - August 13, 2020

ALAMOSA — Barbara Lyn Quiller Wood departed this earth August 13, 2020.  She was born November 14, 1944, in Alamosa, Colorado to Herbert Quiller and Helen Winner Quiller.  She was raised in the Mesita Community.  Growing up she participated in 4-H activities where she attended the June conferences and state fairs winning numerous blue ribbons.  During her time in 4-H, she started sewing and continued that hobby throughout her life making clothes and other items.

She graduated from Centennial Union High School in San Luis, Colorado.  She used to joke about her dad writing her valedictorian speech. 

She moved to Arizona in the 1960s where she chose to live for the rest of her life although she still loved going home to Colorado to the mountains.  She loved to give to various wildlife and children’s charities, and had, in her earlier life, sometimes volunteered with kids.

She obtained an Associate of Applied Science degrees in both Marketing and Management from Mesa Community College.  She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society where she served as both Vice President and President of the local chapter and traveled for leadership development and annual conventions.

Barbara loved to travel.  Some of her favorite trips involved spending time with her family.

One of her hobbies was collecting things.  She has many collections including Christmas ornaments, Snoopy memorabilia, and Snowbaby figurines. In her travels, she always had to get souvenirs to bring home.

As is evidenced by her collections, Barbara loved the holidays especially Christmas.  The holiday season gave her the perfect opportunity to do baking and cooking.  She baked cookies, cakes and pies as well as with numerous batches of fudge for holidays and as gifts for friends and family.

Barbara was well known among friends and family for having a positive outlook, something funny to say, or an interesting story.

She will be greatly missed by so many.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Helen Quiller, sisters Hope and Virginia (who died as babies), brother Wyatt (Dick) Quiller, her nephew Forrest Vivian, and many aunts and uncles.  She is survived by her sisters Judy Quiller (Colorado City, Colorado), Janice (Stanley) Price (La Jara, Colorado), and Gayle Quiller (Rockport, Texas), and her dog Savannah Le.  She is also survived by her aunt Margie Grantham, her nieces Charlene, Kristi, Melissa, and Nancy, her nephews Shawn, Vaughn, Robin, and Bill, numerous great-nieces, and nephews, and many friends.

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