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January 7, 1943 - March 8, 2019
Service Date: March 15, 2019
Rosary service will be at 5:00 p.m., followed by visitation until 7 p.m., Wednesday March 13th at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home 632 St Francis Street in Rapid City, SD. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Friday March 15, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church at 922 5th Street with Father Christopher Hathaway celebrating. Interment will be at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Barbara Louise Baye passed away peacefully at a Colorado hospital Friday March 8, 2019 with family at her side. She was 76.
Barbara, daughter of Clarence and Ursula Bartel, was born on January 7, 1943 in Bertha Minnesota. She and her family moved to Martin, SD, in 1953. Barbara graduated from Martin High School in 1961. She then entered, and graduated from Huron School of Nursing. Barbara worked as a nurse for 45 years and retired from Rapid City Regional Hospital in 2009.
While in Huron she met Thomas Baye. Thomas and Barbara were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, SD on Feb 13, 1965. To this union, six children were born: Kristina Baye of Rapid City; Tracy Baye of Rapid City, Frances Baye of San Francisco, CA, Julia Baye of Bismarck, ND, Joseph Baye of San Diego, CA, and Anthony Baye of Rapid City, SD.
Barbara in survived by her children; two brothers, Karl (Joyce) Bartel and Paul (Renata) Bartel, two sisters-in-law, Darlene Baye and Betty (Sonny) LaBeau, two nieces and 5 nephews, and her four legged companion Nim. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, one brother-in-law, Kenneth Baye, her parents, Clarence and Ursula Bartel, and Thomas’ parents Emil and Margaret Baye.