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Barbara E. Gardner-Roling

January 11, 1948 November 9, 2018
Barbara E. Gardner-Roling
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Obituary for Barbara E. Gardner-Roling

Barbara E. Gardner-Roling, 70, passed away peacefully Friday, November 9th.

A private celebration of Barbara’s life will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Barbara was born January 11, 1948 in Omaha, NE, the daughter of David and Julia Miller Gardner. She was a graduate of Iowa City High School and the University College of Cosmetology. Barbara lived in Hawaii from 1971 to 1972.

On July 4, 1989 Barbara married Loyd Roling.

Barbara owned and operated FACES Salon on Gilbert Court in Iowa City from 1975 to 2009. In 2002, Barbara and her husband began raising old English sheep dogs. They also have many alpacas that they lovingly care for on their property.

The family extends their appreciation to everyone for their calls and prayers during Barbara’s illness.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Loyd; three sisters, Cheryl (Mike) Fulton of Normal, IL, Janet (Turk) Regennitter of Ainsworth, and Julia Lee Gardner of Davenport; her brother, David R. (Anne) Gardner of Seminole, FL; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

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