Barbara Elizabeth DenBoer

Barbara Elizabeth Den-Boer, 89, of Conrad, Mont., passed away Nov. 12, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Yuma, Ariz.

Viewing will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Asper/Pondera Funeral Home in Conrad, Mont. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Norley Hall in Conrad.

Barbara was born on May 31, 1932, in Paso Robles, Calif., to George and Iona (Hill) Wood, she was the seventh of eight children. She was raised in southern California where her family moved several times before settling in Santa Cruz.  

She met her husband, George Arthur DenBoer, while visiting her sister in Great Falls, Mont., and on Sept. 8, 1950, they were married in Santa Cruz, Calif.  They made their home on a ranch west of Dupuyer, Mont., where they raised their six children. They moved their home to Conrad in 1998 and started spending winters in Yuma.  She was his loving and supportive wife for 58 years until his death in April of 2009. 

 Barbara was always up for a challenge and adventure and enjoyed walking, hiking, picnics, boating, fishing, as well as, playing the piano, singing hymns, and reading. Barbara chose to serve the Lord when she was 13 and loved fellowship with others. She spent many hours outside working alongside of George and many hours in the kitchen preparing meals for her large family.  

Among other things, Barbara was an avid artist and enjoyed exploring any medium but especially her oil painting of which she was known.

Barbara is survived by her six children, John (Chris Hoffman) DenBoer of Palmdale, Calif., their children, Sandi (Kenny) Amato of Brentwood, Tenn., and Brandi Hoffman of Dublin, TX; Roxanna (John) Bunker of Kearney, Neb., their children Becky (Jeremiah) Hermance of Kearney, Jill (Ayo) Abe of Lagos, Nigeria, Jason (Leslie) Bunker of Indio, Calif.; Bonnie (Norman) Kolden of Yuma, their children Rachelle Kolden of Billings, MT, and Trevor (Colleen) Kolden of Indianapolis, Ind.; Linda Nygaard of Wolf Point, Mont., her children Maegen Sayles Settlemires of Pensacola, Fla., Katrina Nygaard of Bellingham, Wash., Paul Nygaard of Wolf Point, Mont.; Doug (Nikki Tran) DenBoer of Palm Springs, Calif.; and Ron DenBoer of Canyon Country, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Jaslyn, Jiselle, and Joli Amato; Shaelynn Hoffman; Aspen and Landry Hermance; Zoe and Jada Abe; and Parker, Paityn and Paisley Settlemires; numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, son-in-law, Steve Nygaard; and her siblings.

The family invites you to a finger-food luncheon following the service at the Norley Hall.

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