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Barbara Faye Duncan

*Upon the clouds we soar like angels with Gossamer wings, someday to be at Heaven’s door.* On the evening of August 30, 2023, Barbara Faye (Vaughn) Duncan, a lifelong resident of Superior, AZ, gained her gossamer wings and went to be home with the Lord and the family members before her. She was born on September 26, 1938 to her parents, Edna E and V. Orville Vaughn. Barbara had a brother, Jerald W. Vaughn. During her time on earth, she was married to John S Vanderpool, C. Charles Wilkinson and Larell P. Duncan, all of whom preceded her to heaven. Members of Barbara’s family still living are: Companion, Lupe Holgin; children - Holly M Vanderpool, Terri L Gomes (Mark), Vince B Wilkinson, Sherri F Stevens (Shane), Melinda “Mindi” K Barnes, and Donald “Donny” Lee Wilkinson. Barbara had 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter. With too many others that she considered grands, whom she cared for. She had many who called her Mom, Grammie, Grandma, Sister, Auntie Barb, Family, and Friend. Her home was always open to you with an abundance of love, home-cooked food and what ever provision she may have had. Barbara was a beautiful person inside and out. Her smile was so stunning, it would light up the whole room. She cared so deeply for the people around her. She was so kind and compassionate. She made an impact on many lives. Barbara’s many passionate talents through the years were singing (especially songs of the Lord), cooking, canning, genealogy, calligraphy, published poetry and the VFW. When she was no longer able to serve outside the home, she pursed embroidery, acrylic painting on fabrics, crafting, poetry, crocheting many baby blankets, and sharing her love of the Bible. She had a love for angels and quite a collection to show it!

There are no words to express how grateful and blessed we are to her neighbors, family and friends who have been there for us all, the many weeks, days and hours as Barbara prepared to gain her gossamer wings. The Barbara F Duncan family sends a heartfelt Thank You!! She will forever be missed. Until we meet again. -Barbara’s final wishes were to be cremated and family to gather at a later date. She believed “Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” *In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local church, hospice services, youth group, or food bank in honor of Barbara’s life.


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