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Barbara Lee Shomaker

May 7, 1945 — February 6, 2024

Ephraim, UT

Barbara Lee Wright Shomaker passed away peacefully in her home on February 6, 2024. Barbara was born May 7, 1945 to Tessie Anderson and Paul Sivern Wright in Ephraim, Utah. 

Barbara had fond memories growing up in a large family with brothers and sisters as her best friends that have stayed close throughout her life.

Barbara married Donald E Shomaker on May 29, 1964 in her grandmothers home in Ephraim, UT, together they had four children, Loretta,  Dawn, Debbie and Lonnie. As they began their life together in Ephraim, both worked for L & M Trailer plant where she sewed curtains. 

The family moved to Orangeville, UT as she thrived in a new home and was able to develop and demonstrate her many talents that included a beautiful landscaped yard, large bountiful gardens, crafting, canning and an immaculate designed home. Barbara took pride in all she did and taught her children to do the same. 

While living in Orangeville, Donald and Barbara took their family to the Provo, Utah Temple to be sealed for time and all Eternity. Barbara enjoyed serving as the Ward Librarian for many years.  

As empty nesters they moved to Green River, Wyoming where she did exactly what Barbara did best, she made many life long friends. 

In retirement they returned to Ephraim, UT and created a beautiful home. Her sisters meant the world to her and the times they spent traveling together were among her favorite memories. Barbara spent many hours tying quilts for the humanitarian projects, enjoying her friendships with many of her nieces and nephews that she was very fond of. 

Barbara was preceded in death by her spouse Donald Shomaker, her son Lonnie Dee Shomaker, her daughter Debra Lee Shomaker, siblings, Paul Dee (Mary) Wright, Dorothy Ann Walters, Dixie Wright. She is survived by her daughters, Loretta Gay Russon, Dawn Julie Shomaker, eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; siblings Richard (Linda) Wright, Carol (Larry) Jensen, Norma (Thomas) Crisp, Linda Hull, Kathi (Dave) Johnston. Barbara will be missed by her family and friends. 

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ephraim 6th Ward Chapel (450 N 200 W) with a viewing from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to services.  Interment in the Ephraim Park Cemetery.  

Recordings are available for 60 days from date of service. 

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