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Barbara Rank Speer

July 1, 1937 — April 30, 2024


Barbara Rank Speer, born on July 1, 1937, in Spirit Lake, IA, passed away on April 30, 2024, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

Barbara graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics in 1959 and taught Home Ec at Johson Jr. High School in Cheyenne for 29 years. She loved reading, traveling, and gardening. 

Barb was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Helen Rank, sister Helen Huntley and by her beloved husband, Robert Speer. Barbara is survived by her daughter Megan (Kirk) Kolkman, son Chris (Jessica) Speer, grandchildren Brianna (Nick) Pedigo, Griffon (Jenn) Budde, Ryder (Ori Koma) Budde, Sloane Speer, Shea Speer, great-grandchildren Nate Budde, Owen Budde, and Warren Budde, sister Deede (Ed) Georges, and many dear friends.

Barb will be remembered for her spirit, humor and unwavering dedication to her family, friends and students. Her impact resonates in the hearts of those she loved. She made our world a brighter place.
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