She was a school teacher and proudly taught school in four states: Louisiana, Virginia, Indiana and Kansas. She was a talented artist and doll maker who was blessed with an abundance of creative skills.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Carlos Buckelew of Sun Lakes; daughters Sue Blake and her husband Mark of Greencastle and Lisa Summers and her husband Sean of Chandler, Ariz., six grandchildren and a sister, Tam Bryan and her husband Marty of Pineville, La.
Due to the weather conditions, the memorial service for Barbara Buckelew that was scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 has been postponed. A service to celebrate her life will be rescheduled and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research at 25842 S New Town Drive, Sun Lakes, AZ, 85248.