Barbara Irene Smalley, 93 of Powell, Wyo. Joined her Husband in Eternity early
Friday, March 23, 2018, at the New Horizons Care Center in Lovell, Wyo.
She was born aug. 29, 1924, in Xenia, Ohio to Thomas and Helen McClelland.
In her early life, she helped her father by working at his gas station in Xenia.
She graduated from Xenia Central High in1942. In 1946, She graduated from
Ohio University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry. In 1948
she married the love of her Life, Ralph Smalley Jr. In 1949 she taught Chemistry at
the Northwest Center of the University of Wyoming in Powell. (Now Northwest College)
In 1957, she taught General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis at
Casper College. She also worked for the American Oil Company doing
analysis. In 1958, she and her husband started their family and she became
a loving mother of three. Over the years, she enjoyed singing in the Choir, and playing the Piano for the United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. No matter life's hurdles, she always remained strong in her faith in Christ.
Survivors include her brother John McClelland of Kettering Ohio;
son Ralph R. Smalley and wife Mary of Powell; daughter Linda Milhon of Hugoton Kan.;
four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ralph Jr.; son-in-law Robert Glenn
grandson Dustin Glenn and daughter Theresa H Glenn.
Memorial services will be held Saturday April 14, at 10:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Powell.