Barber, Mildred Alyce (November 1, 1918 - December 6, 1993)

Mildred A. Barber

"Among the first women to receive a law degree from University of Wyoming'

Douglas Budget - December 8, 1993

Funeral services for Mildred Alyce Barber, 75, will be held Friday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Glenrock Community Baptist Church, with Father Jerry Jones of the Christ Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be in the Glenrock Cemetery.

Ms. Barber died Monday, Dec. 6, 1993, at the Poplar Living Center in Casper.

She was born in Converse County on Nov. 1, 1918, to Otis and Lila (Sarvey) Barber. She attended schools in Glenrock and was a 1935 honors graduate.

She graduated from the University of Wyoming, and received her L.L.B. from the University of Wyoming School of Law, class of 1942. Mildred was among the first women to obtain a law degree from the University, and was the first woman vice-chancellor of the University's Potter Law Club.

After graduation and throughout World War II, Mildred worked for the United States Government in the Division of Price Control in Cheyenne. She returned to Glenrock in 1947 and began to practice law.

She served as the city attorney, Justice of the Peace, court commissioner for Converse County, and the town of Glenrock's municipal judge. She was an active member of the Wyoming State Bar for 50 years.

She loved the Glenrock community and dedicated her life to contributing to the welfare of its citizens and improvement of life quality issues. She believed in and lived by one simple creed; if a person gives more than they receive, their cup will never be empty.

She was a member of the Glenrock Women's Club, Christ Episcopal Church, OES Golden West Chapter, Glenrock Investment Club, American Legion Auxiliary and Glenrock Chamber of Commerce.

Professional memberships included the American and Wyoming Bar Association and the Wyoming Association of Judges.

Mildred served on the board of the Glenrock Senior Citizen's, Inc., from 1976 to 1993. She was very interested and involved in issues affecting older Americans. Her efforts as board chairman for the Glenrock Housing Authority culminated the development of senior citizen apartments named in her honor.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susanne and Stewart Brubaker of Austin, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, William (Bill) and Edna Barber of Douglas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bob Barber; and a sister, Edna Mae Hatch.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Glenrock Senior Citizen Center or Christ Episcopal Church of Glenrock.

Bustard's Funeral Home of Casper is in charge of the arrangements.

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