Barbara Cragun-Obituary

Barbara Cragun age 73 passed away peacefully on June 12th 2018 due to complications from a stroke. She was born May 31, 1945 to Margaret and Bernard Cragun of Pleasant View, Utah.

She married Robert Sherwood on May 12, 1964 and they later divorced. She was raised in Pleasant View and graduated from Weber High in 1963. She then worked for the IRS for a short time before starting her carrier at HAFB where she was pretty proud of being a woman in a prominently men’s world building F16 ejection seats. She eventually moved up to Production/Planner where she retired at the young age of 54 so that she could move to Mesquite and enjoy her later years.

She loved to golf, quilt, scrap book and was an amazing seamstress. She enjoyed going to lunches with her girlfriends and attending the Red Hat Society. Unfortunatly she had lost most of her sight due to macular degeneration in the last few years and struggled not being the independent woman she always was. However she made the best of it and still loved to cook, shop and clean. She traveled to Sacramento recently and enjoyed a wonderful time with all of her grandkids and greats, it was an amazing trip that no one will ever forget.

Barbara is survived by her younger brother Keith {Deanne} Cragun and Christine Harris. Her daughters Tammy Bowman and dear friend Sasha, Teri Sherwood, Grandchildren Heather Bowman, Jennifer (Pedro) Tirado, Dallas Bowman, Elizabeth Sherwood and many great grandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by both Parents, Margaret and Bernard Cragun, Brother Bernard [Nancy} Cragun and Sister LeAnn Cragun.

Barbara was the most amazing mother and grandmother. She used to say when I pass please do not be sad I want you to celebrate and enjoy the memories because I know I have and I have lived a wonderful life. Well mom here we are today getting ready to celebrate the most wonderful, independent, strong and loving woman we knew and we call her Sister, Mom, Aunt and the best of all Grandma.

In her honor the family will be doing a Celebration of Life on July 10, 2018 between 5 Pm and 8 PM at her daughters house 5326 Vista Dr. Roy, Utah. Please come join us in celebration of her life and memories and experience the true meaning of love.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to donate to the Jubilee Home. You can find it on the Intermountain Foundation at Dixie Regional Medical Center website under Giving options/Make a Donation/Gift designation/Jubilee Home.

Comments

  1. I worked with Barb in the “Seat Shop” at Hill AFB in the early 80’s. She sure was a hard worker, a very sharp technician, and most of all a fun person. I haven’t seen her since we parted ways in that shop, but I have very fond memories of her and will remember her the rest of my life. With sympathy, Dave Howe

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