Friday, November 27, 2015

In Loving Memory of Barb

Obituary of Barbara Clara Repta-1940-2015 

Barbara Clara Repta, formerly of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away on 23 November 2015 of natural causes after a long bout with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born Barbara Clara Vogel on 12 December, 1940 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Earl Otto and Lois Vogel, who along with her brother Garrity Vogel, preceded her in passing. "Barb" is survived by her husband Arnold and son Garrity, both of Park City, Utah and daughter Tracey of New Orleans, Louisiana. Barb and "Arnie" were married in Cudahy, Wisconsin on 10 November 1962. Barb was an ardent lover of animals and an accomplished equestrian. Along with her dressage riding, she enjoyed the outdoors including gardening, swimming, skiing and skating. She was a loving and devoted mother and wife who was very outgoing and filled with energy and the joy of life. Her warmth, smile and infectious sense of humor endeared her to all she met. She will be remembered and deeply missed by her family and all her friends. She enjoyed many friendships in the numerous places she lived including Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin; Lawrence, Kansas; Wilmington, Delaware and St. George and Park City, Utah. Per Barb's wishes no funeral or service is being held. Those wishing to honor her life are encouraged to make contributions in her memory to “Best Friends of Animals Society” (http://bestfriends.org/) and or the “Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation” (https://www.alzinfo.org/donate/donation_form/). Condolences may be addressed to Reptaaj@aol.com