June 8, 1936 ~ November 20, 2018
Barbara Gail Girard, age 82, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2018, in North Ogden, Utah. Barbara was born on June 8, 1936, in Oakland, California to Armand (Robert) and Elsie Vidal.
Her youth was spent in the San Diego area. Following graduation from the University of San Diego, with a degree in Sociology, Barbara worked for IBM before taking off for adventure with the US Army Special Services in Idar-Oberstein Germany. It was there that she met her future husband, Robert Girard. Barbara and Robert were married in 1963. Barbara was a proud military spouse and mother and was the glue for her family as they relocated 21 times for military service, finally settling in Pleasant View, Utah.
She later took up full time employment as an exemplary employee with the IRS and Morton Thiokol.
Blessed with a loving nature and a dry wit, Barbara made any conversation more interesting. Barbara was beloved by her family and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, Robert and her four children: Christina, Robert (Loretta), Mark (Olga), and Nicole (Leslie), and six grandchildren: Sofiya, Eva, Justina, Christa, Jacob, and Andrew.
A funeral mass is planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara's name to the University of Utah Neuroscience Center.