She was born February 3, 1953, in Santa Rosa, California to Louis Robert Blackley and Nancy Ellen Garloff. Barbara loved spending time with her family and helping others. In 2009 she relocated to Mountain Home from Crockett, Texas. Barbara was formerly employed at Hiram Shaddox Geriatric Center in Mountain Home. She was preceded in death by her mother; her husband, Glenn Grimes, a daughter, Jennifer Thorpe and a grandson, Robert Jackson.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Clowie Gomez of Mountain Home and Robert Gomez of Marlin Texas; a daughter, Amanda Gomez of Atlanta, Texas; her significant other, Herman Haenisch of Mountain Home; her father, Cecil Sims of Mountain Home; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2012, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Ludwig officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.