Barbara Wego

Barbara Wego

Wednesday, September 19th, 1934 Sunday, September 29th, 2019

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Obituary for Barbara M. Wego

Barbara M. Wego, wife, homemaker, and Registered Nurse, died on Sunday, September 29, 2019, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She was born on September 19, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret Boe. She was in residence at the Shook Home in Chambersburg. Prior to that she resided at the Village of Luther Ridge, a retirement community, and in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania for eighteen years.

She was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. Barbara had a career as a Registered Nurse, specializing in pediatric nursing. Her first employment was in Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. One of her most enjoyable and satisfying experiences was as a substitute school nurse in Gettysburg Area Public Schools. Her work spanned hospitals and Doctors’ offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

She attended North High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Mounds-Midway School of Nursing in St. Paul, receiving her Registered Nurse degree from Hamline University. She is survived by her husband, James, whom she married in 1956: two children, Stephen of Germantown, Maryland, and Jennifer of Lawrence, Kansas; three grandchildren – Cheyenne, Christina, and Ashley; and four great grandchildren.

Her interests and activities were varied, including her love of singing, interacting with young girls, and partnering with her husband in working for improved civil and human rights for all people. Her singing encompassed a lifetime of church choirs and twenty years with International Sweet Adeline choruses in Gettysburg and Harrisburg. She was a volunteer in a hospice program, human right organizations, food pantry operations. She had an active, ever-expanding role in the Girl Scout organization at troop leader roles and innovative program development in the headquarter area in the Capital Region governing the Washington D.C. area, including suburbs. She received a Lifetime Achievement award from this organization subsequent to developing an intern program with Congress for participation by Senior Scout level girls. Barbara also pursued a myriad of interests such as quilting, hiking, and bird watching.

There will be a graveside service at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Should anyone wish to make a memorial contribution, it may be directed to the Wildlife Land Trust, an affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States, at 2100 L Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. Its purpose is to protect wildlife by preserving their natural habitat and/or sanctuaries.

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Dorothy cook

My heartfelt sympathy to my beautiful granddaughters their mother and their grandfather
Comment | Posted at 02:20pm via Condolence

Nicole garlick

I was just thinking bout you guys 😭❤️And today I found out the bad news ?!!! I wish I could of came in a lot more or wish I knew she was sick atleast 😢! But it’s been so hard since I got hurt 😢I LOVE THIS WOMAN SO MUCH JUST LIKE FAMILY MOST DAYS MORE! It’s hard to not grow a relationships w the ppl you care for !!! I TRIED HARD EVERYDAY TO MAKE HER FEEL BETTER AND B COMFORTABLE ❤️I’d DO HER MAKE UP DRESS HER UP even BRING IN SCRUB TOPS FOR HER TO WEAR JUST FOR A MEMORY OF BEING A NURSE ❤️❤️❤️Jim your an amazing husband who stuck by her side every day !!!! Even the bad days you stuck it out❤️❤️❤️You know we had many amazing days and some not so good and I miss her so much now it’s hard to think that’s it really happened 😭😭😭i wish u the best and please stay strong I hope I get to see u again !!!! AND BARBERA RIP SWEET SWEET LADY I LOVE U ! Until I see u again your always in my heart ❤️
Comment | Posted at 09:39pm via Condolence

Sandy Rhodes

We had the opportunity of meeting Barb and Jim a few years ago. She was a very compassionate person with such a loving heart. She always had a smile on her face and was never one to complain. She was definitely a beautiful person inside and out. We will miss seeing her. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to her loving husband Jim and to her family. May God Bless you all.
With love,
Sandy and Trish (CNA’s)
Comment | Posted at 01:57pm via Condolence

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