March 31, 1933 - April 08, 2017
Monte Vista, Colorado
Barbara Magness passed away quietly on Saturday, April 8th, at the San Luis Care Center in Alamosa. She was 84.
She was born in Monte Vista in 1933 to Fred Ragland and Leona Wyley, the second of three daughers. She lived most of her life in and around the San Luis Valley: Monte Vista, Wagon Wheel Gap, and Creede. She was an early graduate of Creede High School, where she was valedictorian of her class.
Barbara lived for most of her childhood at Wagon Wheel Gap with her extended family while her uncle Bibs Wyley was building Cottonwood Cove. In 1951, she and Orin K. Hargraves were married at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Creede. Their 9-year marriage, spent mainly in Chicago . . .