COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Barbara Dwyer Goss, 96, slipped the bonds of earth peacefully in her sleep on February 14, 2019 at the Brookdale Monument Valley Assisted Living Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Born on Jan. 22, 1923 in Alamosa to Dr. Paul and Frances (Simpson) Dwyer, she moved to Denver as a young teen and graduated from East High School and Colorado College. She married Leslie A. Goss Jr. in 1949 in Denver, where they remained to raise their 5 children. She worked as a kindergarten, first and second grade teacher in the Denver Public Schools for 30 years. Known for her generosity, Irish pride, and curious spirit, she always seemed to know something about everything, and fiercely defended her family, setting a strong and honest example to everyone she encountered. Barbara was tied closely to Creede because both her father, Paul Dwyer, and grandfather, Michael Dwyer, were miners here. She took great pride in maintaining the family house on 4th Street, and was a devoted supporter of the Creede Repertory Theatre.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Les Goss (Melissa Walker) of Colorado Springs; John Goss (Dana) of Creede; daughters Mary Goss (Steve Burns) of Roxborough, Colo.; Martha Taylor (Marty) of Palmer Lake, Colo.; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and her brother, Paul S. Dwyer (Janice) of Colorado Springs.
She was preceded in death by her son James Andrew (1976) and her husband, Leslie (1977)
A wake in her honor is being planned for spring, and interment will be at the Creede Cemetery after the thaw.
“May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
Wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
Bring the best to you and yours!”
Traditional Irish Blessing