On Friday, May 3, 2013, Barbara Reinhardt, 90, died peacefully after a short illness at Kindred Hospital in Albuquerque.
Graveside services are scheduled for 1:15 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, at South Park Cemetery. A reception will follow at Beehive homes, 2903 N. Washington Ave., from 2:15 through 3:30 p.m. All friends and family are invited.
Barbara was born in Willard, on Oct. 25, 1922, to Cirllio Maes and Barbara Dow, one of eight children (four boys and four girls). She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Reinhardt, three sisters and three brothers.
Barbara married Joe Reinhardt on May 18, 1942, and they moved to Ruidoso, where they raised their three children. In 1997, after 55 years of marriage, Joe died at their home in Bent. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Roswell to be near her two daughters, Fran and Bobbie. In 2012, she moved into her new assisted living home, at the Beehive, which she dearly loved. There she received excellent care and made many new and wonderful friends.
Barbara loved life, and was devoted to her family, church and community. She loved the outdoors, the clouds, her flowers, turtles and the many wild birds she fed in her backyard. Her best friend and companion for the past 10 years was Mitzie, her little Welch corgi. She would brighten a room wherever she went with her big smile and warm heart. She brought sunshine to everyone who knew her.
Survivors include brother Albert Maes, of Willard; children, Elmer Reinhardt and wife Esin, of Reston, Va., Fran Moses and husband Benny, of Roswell, Bobbie Murray, and dogs, of Roswell; grandchildren, Dr. Joseph Reinhardt and Betsy Vasquez, of Miami Beach, Fla., Joel Moses and wife Shannon, of Culver City, Calif., Lori Martinez and husband Jesse, of Albuquerque, Shane Murray, of Reno, Nev., and Shawn Murray and Cassy Martinez, of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Kaylee Moses, Liam Martinez and Kyle and Erin Murray.
We love you and we will miss you. You will always be in our hearts.
Condolences can be offered online at lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.