Barbara Wingfield van den Berg Oringderff, died on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Manor of the Plains in Dodge City, Kansas. She was born on December 16, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Yzaak van den Berg and Lorena Botts.
Barbara was a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Finney County Historical Society, Finney County Women’s Chamber, the Bents Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association, Kansas Motor Carriers Association, Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association, Kansas Livestock Publication Council, American Truck Historical Society, and the Kansas Press Women.
She was also co-owner and editor of the Territorial Magazine, and co-owner of New West Travel, Inc. Barbara was a well known historian and author.
Two Daughters Sharon (Ran) Oringderff Smith of Tribune, Kansas
Carol (Chris) Oringderff Schuetze of Cimarron, Kansas
Four Grandchildren Sarah Jane (Tyler) Schuetze-Montgomery of Almena, Kan sas
Adam Smith of New York, New York
Evin Smith of Williamsburg, Virginia
Rachel Schuetze of Manhattan, Kansas
Three Nieces Tiffany Botts
Deb (Harold) Veatch, Pratt, Ks
Patty (Phil) Bilberry, Hopkins, Mn
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, James Botts, and her beloved step father Daighton Botts.
Celebration of life services will be held on Friday, January 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Price and Sons Funeral Home of Garden City, Kansas.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 3, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 at the funeral home.
Because of Barbara’s love for history and keeping it alive memorials are suggested to the Finney County Historical Society or the Bents Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.