Victor - Barbara McLaughlin, 92, passed away Monday, February 27, 2023 at the home in Victor. Barbara was born on July 31, 1930 in Denver, CO to Gilbert and Katherine Gordanier. She was a high school graduate. Barbara was married to Richard McLaughlin on May 12, 1950 in Denver. She was the Head Administrator at the Denver Federal Center for 35 years, retiring in 1986. After a few years of leisure, she went to work for Public Service of Colorado handling special delinquent accounts due to medical bills. She retired again in 2000. Barbara enjoyed reading books and going to painting classes. She moved to Victor in 2003 after the her house was built. She enjoyed doing all of the landscaping around the house and really enjoyed the outdoors. Barbara was a member of the Bitterroot Valley Church of the Nazarene and participating in many of the church’s activities. She especially enjoyed organizing the children’s Christmas boxes for many years. This was one of her greatest joys! She was also a member of the Joy Club. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, a son Daniel and a daughter, Katherine. Survivors include a son David and his wife Debbie of Bozeman, MT; a daughter, Susan of Victor; 2 granddaughters, 1 grandson; 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Bitterroot Valley Church of the Nazarene in early May and will be announced. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to either, Bitterroot Health Hospice, 1200 Westwood Drive, Hamilton, MT 59840, BVCN Food Pantry, P.O. Box 360, Victor, MT 59875 or New Life Ethiopia, P.O. Box 731783, Puyallup, WA 98373. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.
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