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April 14, 1934–Nov. 15, 2020

Barbara Ann Van Every, age 86, passed away on Nov. 15, 2020, at Weston County Manor in Newcastle, Wyo.

Barbara was born on April 14, 1934, in Alva, Wyo., to Jay Smith Mahoney and Alta Lorene (Gray) Mahoney. She attended schools in Alva and Sundance, Wyo.

She married Robert (Bob) Van Every on May 27, 1961. They enjoyed 56 years together before Bob’s passing in 2017. Two children were born to her previous marriage to Mickey Williams.

Throughout her life, Barbara was employed in the business office at Weston County Hospital and in the activity department at Weston County Manor.

Barbara’s love of animals was well known and she was active for many years in the Weston County Humane Society. Much to Bob’s exasperation, there wasn’t a dog or cat she didn’t try to rescue if possible! She was an avid reader and took pleasure in walking her dog(s) daily until her health no longer permitted such enjoyments.

She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church.

Barbara is survived by her daughter-in-law, Maureen (Mert) Williams, and her stepdaughter, Susan Van Every, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, cousins, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her children, Michael Jay Williams and Donna Rae Williams; her parents; and her brothers, Gerald, Hiram, Leon, and Allen Mahoney.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

A memorial has been established to the Weston County Manor and the Weston County Humane Society. Memorials and condolences may be sent to the family in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 S. Railroad Ave., Newcastle, WY 82701. Condolences may also be expressed at


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