Mrs. Barbara Bachelder, 82, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Lakeland Hospice House, of cerebrovascular disease.
She was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Boston, Mass., to Daniel and Edna Ryan and was a proud resident of Lake Wales for 57 years.
She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.
She was a longtime active member of the Lake Wales Garden Club, and was particularly proud of her rose garden.
She is survived by her husband, Dwight Bachelder; children, Jeff (Maryemma) Bachelder and of Lake Wales, Ruth Teets of Lakeland, Fla., Brad Bachelder and Dana of Lake Wales, and Jeannie Bachelder McCarthy of Winter Haven, Fla.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many cousins and family in the Boston area. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Ryan.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Many thanks to those who honored her love for roses and colorful flowers by sending flowers to her service.
Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Wales.