SIOUX CITY -- Barbara L. "Bobbi" Wells, 75, of Sioux City, died at her home surrounded by her family on the morning of Jan. 21, 2005.
Barbara L. "Bobbi" Wells was born Aug. 15, 1929, in Remsen, the daughter of Harold and Fairy (Paulin) Mulford. She attended country school and graduated from Union Consolidated High School. After attending Morningside College, she graduated from Mrs. Edwards Business School and worked for New York Insurance Company.
Bobbi married Fred. D. Wells on April 1, 1951. They had lived in Sioux City for 54 wonderful years where she was a devoted wife, homemaker and loving mother of three. She was a member of the St. Luke's Auxiliary, Abu Bekr Auxiliary, and former member of the Eastern Star.
Bobbi enjoyed boating on the Missouri River with her family and traveling to Florida and Lake of the Ozarks with her husband, and especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren. She was loved by many friends who will all miss her very much.
Survivors include her husband Fred of Sioux City; three children, Susan Dale Sargeant and her husband, Steve of Charlottesville, Va., Michael Cole Wells and his wife, Cheryl, of Le Mars, and Gregory Arthur Wells and his wife, Pam, of Le Mars; seven grandchildren, Holly Sargeant, Michael Wells and his wife, Alissa, Tiffany Howell and her husband, Luke, Rachel Wells and Matthew Wells, Nicholas Cronin, Curran Wells and Briena Wells; a great-grandson, Landon Howell; one brother, Harold Mulford and his wife, Amy of Iowa City, and one sister, Harriet Simmons and her husband, Bob, of Eugene, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Fairy and Harold Mulford.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 1915 Nebraska St., Sioux City, with the Rev. Roger Madden officiating. Private family graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Monday) at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, 3220 Stone Park Blvd., Sioux City. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Michael J. Wells, Nicholas Cronin, Steve Sargeant, Cal Negus, Dan Johnson and Ted Pins.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Sioux City, 224 Fourth St., Sioux City, Iowa 51101.