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Information for Wilson H. Barnard
30 November, 1912 - 5 December, 1995

From the Idaho Press - Tribune
dated 7 December, 1995

Contributed by Delilah Barnard



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Wilson Barnard

     Wilson H. Barnard, 83, of Parma, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 1995, in the ICU Ward of the VA Hospital in Boise, ID, of complications from surgery and ill health.
     Funeral and Rosary services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 1995, at the Parma Catholic Church.  The service and Rosary will be officiated by Rev. Father J. T. McGoldrick, retired.  Burial will follow at the Roswell Cemetery,
Roswell, Idaho, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
     Wilson was born November 30, 1912 in Cheyenne
, Oklahoma, to Henry and Florence Stevensen Barnard, the eldest of five children. Wilson was educated in Arizona and Oklahoma, graduating from Kellyville High School in Kellyville, Oklahoma.  He attended college at Central State Teachers College in Edmond, Oklahoma, for two years.  He married Mary Jane Hansbro in 1936 in Oklahoma.  From this marriage Wilson was blessed with two children, James H.E. and Anna L.  They were divorced in 1951.
     Wilson grew up as a farmer in his younger days, then went to the oil fields during the Depression.  He took time out for two years of service in the Navy during WWII, then returned to the oil fields in California.  Wilson left the oil fields in 1955 to go into the retail carpet and furniture business, working both for himself and others along the way.
     In 1957 Wilson married Shari Doan.  Again he was blessed with two children, Denis W. and George W.  They were divorced in 1981.  In 1967, this family moved to Idaho and in February of 1970 they moved to the farm Southwest of Parma, where with a few exceptions, he lived until his hospitalization in November of 1995.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and one son.
     He is survived by a son, James of Muskogee, Oklahoma; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Mark Kelley with children LeAnn and Vivian of Boise, Idaho; a son and daughter-in-law, Denis and Donna Barnard and children RuAnn, Erin, Sharna and  Deidre of Parma, Idaho; a grandson, Larry Barnard and family of Paris Island, South Carolina; a granddaughter, Linda Weit and family of Ft. Meyers Beach, Florida.  The latter two families include four great-grandchildren.
     The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Robert Vestal and the other doctors, nurses and personnel of the Boise VA for their gracious service extended to Wilson in the last six years and to the family in the final ten days of his life.

     The family requests that any monetary donations be made to the George Barnard Memorial Scholarship c/o First Security Bank, Parma, Idaho.