Barbara Ann (Facemire) Miller passed from this world on October 8, 2019 at age 71.
Barbara was born on March 26, 1948, in Fairmont, WV.
She attended Grafton High School and later graduated from Wheeling Barber college. In 1966, Barbara married Jack Curry of Hope Mills, NC (formerly of Grafton, WV). They had 2 children: Rodney and Stephanie. They later divorced. In 1975, Barbara was married to Glenn “Terry” Miller.
Terry’s work took them to Oak Hill and Moundsville, WV, and Lake Charles, LA. In the early 1980s, the Millers moved to Richmond, VA where Barbara was active in church and the local animal shelter and devoted much of her time raising and nurturing her daughter’s children.
The family always looked forward to “free” haircuts when Barbara came home for a visit. There’s an old photo of Barbara cutting her dad’s hair on the side porch. He with a big smile on his face, Barbara closely studying her work, making sure each detail, each layer was perfect. She had her professional clippers, scissors, and of course, the large cloth to keep the hair off Dad’s clothes. She was very good!
Barbara was a devoted animal lover. As a little girl she loved horses and rode every chance she got especially when visiting her Aunt Mary Anne. She spent many years volunteering at the humane society or any animal organization that needed her. She fostered mother cats, dogs and their litters. She especially had an affinity for collies and adopted several during her lifetime. Her dog Lad was her last collie and will forever be remembered as her beloved companion.
Barbara and Terry lived in Fairmont for over a year, caring for her mother before settling in Greenville, NC to be closer to son Glenn and family. The last of her years she enjoyed picking up her youngest grandson Owen from school and called him her “everything”.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Rodney Curry of Charlotte, NC, and, Glenn Miller and wife Allison of Greenville, NC; grandchildren, Carmen, Kirstie, Justin, Casey, Christian, and Owen; and great-grandchildren, Jamison, Carson, Madilyn and Chance; brothers, Jim Facemire and wife Marilyn of Mashpee, MA, Jeff Facemire and wife Nancy of Fairmont, WV.
She is preceded in death by her husband Terry, father and mother, James and Betty Facemire, of Fairmont, WV, her sister Kathy Wallhagen of Albuquerque, NM and daughter Stephanie Crooks.
A service will be scheduled at a later date and time for the family.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Collie Rescue of the Carolinas in memory of Barbara Miller & Lad. Collie Rescue, P.O. Box 1313, Kernersville, NC 27285 or collierescue.net