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Obituary of Barbara WIngfield Oringderff

Garden City


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.


Survivors include:

    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.

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