Barbara Newbrough


Time: TBA
The Rose of Des Moines
1330 - 19th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Arrangements By:
The Rose of Des Moines - Merle Hay Funeral Home


Barbara Newbrough

August 16, 1946 - May 25, 2016

Barbara L. Newbrough, 69, passed away suddenly on May 25, 2016. Per her wishes, she will be cremated and no services are planned. She will be best remembered for her kindness to others, a friend to all and her trips to Prairie Meadows.

She is survived by her brother, Bill Wirth of IA City; sisters, Betty (Ralph) Johnson, Mary (John) Hiatt, Donna Gookin all of Des Moines and Gloria Wason of California; 3 step-siblings, many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Her mother, Ruth Gookin preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ARL of Iowa in memory of her love for cats. Online condolences may be left at

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