CHANDLER, AZ - Barbara Ann McIntire-McCoy beloved wife for 34 years of William (Bill) McCoy of Chandler, AZ passed away in Phoenix, AZ on June 26, 2010 after a long 10 year valiant battle that she never gave in to with Scleroderma, she was only 63. Barbara was born in Rochester, MN on August 21, 1946 to Ward and Helen McIntire. In the early '70s she worked as a secretary in the Chaplin's office at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester. Barbara and Bill met while working for Dayton's Department store in Rochester and were married on August 15th of 1975 in Rochester. They moved to Minneapolis in the same year and lived in Burnsville, Mn. until 1984. In 1976 their daughter Kristen was born, Barbara was a great mother while balancing work as an administrative assistant and apartment complex manager to help support the family while Bill worked for Dayton's Department stores. In 1984 they moved to Richmond, VA when Bill took a buying position with Best Products and she worked as an admin. for the Ethyl Corporation until moving to Denver with her family the summer of 1987 where she worked for Raytheon Aerospace. In 1989 they moved to Phoenix when Bill took a buying position with Smitty's. Barbara took a position as a procurement administrator with McDonnell-Douglas-Boeing helicopter in Mesa in the early '90s where she worked until 2002. She then was forced to take early retirement due to the onset of Schleroderma. Her husband Bill has been employed as a merchandise manager at SkyMall since the early '90s. Locally many got to know Barbara as she attended car shows with her husband as members of the Cactus GTO club. Barb loved her family and four dogs very much. She will be missed forever by her family and friends very deeply. She is survived by her husband William "Bill" McCoy of Chandler, Daughter Kristen McCoy of Mesa, Mother Helen McIntire of Mesa, Two sisters Susan McIntire of Rochester Minnesota, and Terry McIntire of Minneapolis, MN. She is predeceased by her father Ward in 1990. Funeral Services were held on Friday July 2, at 11:00AM at the New Hope Community Church, 1380 E Guadalupe, Gilbert, AZ. The burial and graveside ceremony will be held at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester on Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m with Rev. Paul Bauch officiating. Following the graveside service, there will be a open house reception from 3 - 8 P.M. at the Sue McIntire residence, 2717 Northern Valley Dr. N.E. in Rochester. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN.(507) 289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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To the family of Barbara McIntire-McCoy:
You do not know me, nor do I know your family, however after reading the obituary, I wanted to send my condolenses.
I too have Scleroderma and know very much of the valient fight Barbara gave. It sounds as though Barbara was a wonderful, caring woman who lived her life to the fullest. She may have had Scleroderma, but it certainly did not have her!
I am coming up on the 10 year anniversary of my diagnosis, so reading her obituary touched my heart. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers and please know that Barbara finally won her battle with Scleroderma and went to a wonderful place where it could not follow her.
Our sympathies to Bill, Kristen, Helen and family.
Pat shared years of working with Helen at Mayo Business Offices,
We shared the collector car hobby with Barb and Bill, remember visits both here in Green Valley as well as the Phoenix area.
Barb has now found Eternal Peace.