Barbie Wolfenbarger (AKA Barbie Healey) fell down the basement stairs while home alone on January 21, 2021, and was caught by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is absent from the body now, but present with the Lord forevermore! She has been reunited with her parents, Oren and Huberta Wall, who she missed terribly and grieved for daily. She never fully recovered from their deaths.
She was born September 28, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from the Detroit Public School System , and earned a Business Certificate at Macomb Community College. She also took classes at the University of Michigan and was working towards a degree in Information Technology. She worked for many years in a variety of clerical and managerial positions for several local companies including the Crown Group, Hydra Fab, and Ford Motor Company. She has made her home in Romeo Michigan for close to 27 years.
She gave her life to Christ at a young age and was a member of Fairview Avenue Baptist Church. She later attended Central Baptist Church, Armada Assembly of God and Lakeside Assembly of God. She taught Sunday School for a time, and participated in various front door ministries such as Greeting and Hostessing, and other ministries at Lakeside. She was known to read her Bible frequently and to pray regularly.
Her son Dalton, was born in 1990 and he was the light of her life. She met her husband, Herb, while they both worked at Hydra Fab and they were married in a beautiful backyard wedding in July 2003. She had 2 beautifiul grandchildren, Carson and Joslyn, who she adored and tried to see as frequently as possible.
She was beautiful and vivacious. Like her mother, she could be the life of the party. She was friendly and loved to talk and would introduce herself and talk to strangers, which led to many friendships. She was an avid fan of the University of Michigan football team and bought season tickets every year. She loved attending games with her son and wearing U of M “gear”. She was also a fan of the Detroit Tigers and the Red Wings. She enjoyed gardening and had extensive gardens at her Romeo home. She volunteered as an usher for many years at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts. She enjoyed traveling around the Great Lakes looking at Lighthouses, and watching freighters. She liked surfing the internet and reading posts on Facebook and making her own posts. She understood the workings of the stock market and was interested in investing and day trading. She loved old songs, old TV shows (her favorites being Andy Griffith and Perry Mason), old hymns and old people. She loved attending car shows with her husband, especially the Woodward dream cruise. She was a lifelong Republican and a proud fan and staunch supporter of President Donald J. Trump. She loved reading about and visiting exhibits about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and the sinking of the Titanic. She loved being at the beach and was making tentative plans to travel to St. Augustine or Myrtle Beach in 2021.
She had a tragic life and endured many losses and setbacks. She suffered from anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder, and PTSD for much of her adult life. Over the last few years, she had been in poor health and suffered several falls in her home, resulting in broken bones and a head injury, leading to memory loss and confusion. She had continuing issues with pneumonia, hypertension and cardiomyopathy. She was homebound for the last year due to health issues.
She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Herbert Wolfenbarger, son Dalton (Jessica) Bradford, grandchildren Carson and Joslyn Bradford, siblings Marlana Wall (Keith) Ketelhut, Rena Wall, Oren Keith (Miae) Wall; step children Lee (Tina) Wolfenbarger, April Shearer; and other extended family members including 2 Aunts, 1 Uncle, 1 niece, 5 nephews, 2 great nieces, 4 great nephews and 14 cousins and their spouses and families.
She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.
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