Written by The Herald-News
Geraldine Lee “Geri” Barber, 64, died Nov. 19, 2013, in Gallup, N.M.
She was born April 8, 1949, to Stanley Sr. and Irene (Smith) Hollow Horn. She was an enrolled member of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribe of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
She lived and attended school until she graduated from Poplar High School in May 1967. She left for school at Bacone College in Maskagee, Okla., where she met Ken Barber. They were married April 10, 1971, in Gallup, N.M.
She enjoyed cooking, was an excellent seamstress and had a small side business which was “Geri’s Alterations.” She also crocheted afghans, pot holders and throws for family and friends. She liked to travel extensively to visit with friends and family, but most of all she would pray and share God’s word. She was concerned about the spiritual welfare of her friends and relatives.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Barber of Gallup; son, Shane Barber of Gallup; daughters, Verlynda Toledo of Albuquerque, N.M., and Crystal Barber of Las Cruces, N.M.; six grandchildren; eight brothers, Stanley Hollow Horn Jr. of Wounded Knee, S.D., Vernon Hollow Horn of Tuba City, N.M., Johnny Hollow Horn of Bozeman, Ronnie Hollow Horn of Missoula, Russell Hollow Horn of Rochester, Minn., Arlie and Arlen Hollow Horn, both of Poplar, and Leonard Hollow Horn of Wolf Point; and two sisters, Margaret Big Leggins and Clover Buckles, both of Poplar.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Richard Hollow Horn and Emerson Hollow Horn; sister, Sharon Hollow Horn; and granddaughter, Grace Barber.
Her funeral was held Nov. 25 at the Lindsey Memorial Church in Poplar. Interment was at the Poplar City Cemetery.