Barbara Huggins-Jacques went to her heavenly reward on 12 Oct. 2023 after dealing with multiple health issues. She was born on 19 Nov. 1955 in Rapid City to William R. and Rosemary Huggins. Barbara attended the Rapid City public school system and graduated from Rapid City Central HS. Later, she earned a four-year teacher's degree from Black Hills State College and taught elementary school in the Douglas school system.
Barbara married Robert Jacques when he was stationed at Ellsworth AFB in the 70s. They moved to Cheyenne when he was hired by the USAF missile program at FE Warren AFB. Barbara was employed as a cashier at the base commissary for many years. After retiring from the commissary, Barbara worked in the gardening dept. at the Cheyenne Lowes store, until her medical problems caused her to retire.
Her lifelong devout Catholic Faith was a major force in Barbara's life. Barbara had compassion and kindness for everyone and their life issues. Animals meant a lot to Barbara too.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents an aunt and two uncles. Also, several beloved dogs who meant so much to Barbara and now are in their heavenly rewards with her too.
Survivors include her husband Robert, Cheyenne, a brother Bill, Rapid City, SD, a brother Robert (Janet), Sioux Falls, SD, and a niece Kristin Huggins-Clark (Craig) Sioux Falls, SD.
Barbara's Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Cheyenne at 10:30am 18 Oct.2023.