Nancy Barnum


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Nancy Barnum

Nancy Barnum, 73, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at her home in Casper, Wyoming, following a lengthy illness. Nancy was a current resident of Casper, Wyoming.

Nancy was born September 10, 1947, in Reliance, Wyoming; the daughter of Anna Gulla and George Shalata.

She was a graduate of the Rock Springs High School with the class of 1965.

Nancy worked for the State of Wyoming Unemployment Office in Rock Springs, Wyoming and Casper for 37 and a half years until her retirement on February, 2010.

Nancy married Sammy Barnum on March 15, 1969, and they had four children together, Danny Barnum, Ron Barnum, Charlie Barnum and Leslie Barnum.

Nancy enjoyed working in her garden, planting trees and caring for her yard and animals. She had many ducks, geese and chickens. Nancy also enjoyed spending time with her family in the mountains.

Survivors including her three sons, Danny Barnum of Casper, Wyoming; Ron Barnum of Casper Wyoming; Charlie Barnum and wife Jodi of Rock Springs, Wyoming; one daughter, Leslie Barnum and husband Jarvis Allen of Damascus, Oregon; four sisters, Florence Turcato, of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Anna Rizzi of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Georgia Koloff and husband Carl of Green River, Wyoming; Marie McDonough and husband Terry of McMinnville, Oregon; five grandchildren Amanda Barnum Hamer and husband Michael of Auburn, Alabama; Charlie Barnum and wife Ashley of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Katelyn Buller and husband Dalton of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Kenyon Tucker and Quentin Tucker both of Damascus, Oregon; two great-grandchildren, Barrett John Buller, Charlee Grace Barnum.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister Dorothy Hutson.

Cremation has taken place; Memorial Services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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