Barbara A. Wallace, 87, of Ligonier has made us worldly saddened but eternally grateful that our Mother and "Mother" to many has passed on July 12, 2022 to her next endeavor soon to be arm in arm with the love of her life, Cloyd. She was born in Forks, Montana on July 17, 1934 as the youngest of 11 children. She leaves behind her four children; Pam Moffat (Dwayne) of Somerset, Kevin C. (Carol) of Acme, Robert T. (Barbara) of Ligonier and Marc A. Wallace of Pittsburgh. Eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
To many, Montana is a place to find oneself and be at peace with the world. For Barbara, it was a reason to call Ligonier home and her favorite place on earth. What she did not enjoy about Montana was the weather. She made up for the long distance with even more love for her ten brothers and sisters. She was truly well equipped at a very young age to take her ranch-girl skills into the world, and that worked out well, since at a very young age she wanted to get the hell out of Montana and into a different place. The vector between the two locations being Cloyd Wallace who was serving in the USAF and also met the most precious person in his life. Together they were married 50 years beginning on July 6, 1955 with the last 17 years of her life being a widow living independently. That was true to the day she chose to pass in her home looking out her picture windows at her gardens while surrounded by family.
She certainly tried to make Ligonier a more beautiful place than her arrival with her endless skills not the least of which were gardening and being a Mom. But truly her most impressive skill was being a young woman moving next-door to William C. and Mary B. Wallace, Cloyd's parents, living amongst the Wallaces on Wallace Hill 2500 miles from "home". No matter which order of prioritization she would tell you her skills fell, regardless she would tell you. She worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 23.5 years until her retirement. She was certainly a dedicated worker, at one point riding her front basket bicycle back and forth from Waterford to her office beneath the Diamond. She will certainly be missed and never forgotten. Her only wish would be, "now get out of here". She lived a wonderful life and leaves earth very satisfied. The Wallace family wishes everyone love and gratitude for being part of "Mothers" incredible life. What pandemic? Even the end was on her terms.
Barbara will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband Cloyd at the Menoher Memorial Cemetery.
McCabe Funeral Home 144 East Main Street, Ligonier is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.