Barbara Treadway Miles (1931 - 2017)

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With the passing of Barbara Treadway Miles on September 15th, the world lost a very special person. You could count on her for helping out anyone who was in need. She was known to drive to the other side of Denver to take a long time friend to a doctor's visit, or hold a nervous friend's hand who had to get an injection. Not only was she there for her friends, but she truly loved helping people.Barbara was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the youngest of five children, on May 1, 1931. She was the May Day baby. In her early years during the depression, her family moved to Lexa and Bee Branch, Arkansas. In the 1940's her family decided to move to California and settled in Salinas. As a young teen, she got a group of classmates to help the USO with packing Christmas boxes for the GI's. They baked enough cookies and other treats that the USO gave the girls a special pin for their volunteerism at the end of the war.She met her husband, Samuel Miles, in high school and married in 1951. As a Marine, he and Barbara spent most of their married life moving from place to place every two to three years. In 1968 they moved to Maryland where Sam started work as a civil service employee for the Defense Department and Barbara went to work for the Army Finance Division.In 1974 they moved to Arvada, Colorado where Sam worked at Buckley until his retirement. In 1994 she moved to Castle Rock after the death of her husband. Barbara began to volunteer for MOW and at the Castle Rock Senior Center where she became a very large part of all the activities. She served as Treasurer, as well as being a Front Desk receptionist. She also worked with the garden club. Later on Barbara was very active in playing Trivia and was very successful playing penny poker. She has watched the Center grow since it's days of meeting in a church where she was active with the VOA and Meals on Wheels.She was also a member of Civitan and eventually became their Treasurer. Through Civitan she worked at the Castle Rock Rodeo, cooking and serving hamburgers every year, popping popcorn at Movie Nights in Castle Rock, cleaning up the local parks, and taking part in the Ducky Derby. She was also a bell ringer during Christmas time to help out the Salvation Army.Barbara developed a great sense of adventure through her living in many places. She has traveled to England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia (twice), Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Switzerland. She loved taking cruises with friends from the Center and her sisters. Some of the cruises included Alaska, Montreal and the Mediterranean.Barbara has four children, Barbara Christensen of Tumwater, Washington, Karen Brown of Aurora, Colorado, Steven Miles of Meyersville, Maryland and Eric Miles of Orlando, Florida. She has 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.What a life – What a Woman.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Sept. 28 to Oct. 27, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel
407 Jerry Street | Castle Rock, CO 80104 | (303) 688-3191
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