Barbara Jean Phelps
5/19/1931 - 3/1/2013
Barbara Jean Phelps, 81, beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully after a long illness in Tucson with her family by her side. Barbara was born May 19, 1931 in Boyd, OK. She married the love of her life, Donald Edwin Phelps, and raised her family in Lubbock, TX. She and Edwin moved to Tucson in 1983 where she enjoyed nature's beauty. She was an avid reader, music lover and gardener, and enjoyed decorating and photography. She captured the most beautiful Arizona sunsets, flowers and cacti in her photographs. She was a longtime member of the Saguaro Christian Church in Tucson. Barbara is preceded in death by her son, Keevin; her husband, Edwin and her mother, Elizabeth Hatcher and father, Ed Roglitz. She is survived by her son, Randy and daughter-in-law Barbara Van Dahlen of Bethesda, MD and their children, Gracie and Mira; her daughter, Deanna and husband Ken Martin of Frisco, TX and their children, Bob, Tracy and Charles Ramseyer, Kayla and Erin; three great-granddaughters, Alyssa, Reese and Piper Martin and her sister, Nancy and brother-in-law, Fred Simpson of St. Paul, VA and their six children, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Saguaro Christian Church, 8302 E. Broadway. The family asks that donations to aid military families struggling with mental health issues be made in her name at www.giveanhour.org. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.