Barbara “Barbie” Jean Stevens, 56, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Sacred Heart Hospital, in Eau Claire.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1962, in Mondovi, to Archie and Carol (Larson) Erickson. She graduated from Mondovi High School in 1980. Barbie was married to Larry Stevens on Feb. 14, 1995, and to this union was born a wonderful, loving daughter, Larame. She was the light of Barbie’s life.
Barbie enjoyed living life to the fullest, especially her job at Dove Healthcare West. She made many friends with her infectious laugh and kind heart.
Barbie will be deeply missed by her daughter, Larame Carol Stevens of Eau Claire; fiancé JR Swenstad of Eau Claire; mother, Carol Erickson of Eleva; brothers, Michael (Dobber) Erickson of Whitehall and Mark (Cathy) Erickson of DeForest; sisters, Sue (Roger) Leirmo of Mondovi, JoAnn (Chad) Franz of Mondovi, Mary Krueger of Eau Claire. She is further survived by her beloved pets, Randi and Kitty, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Barbie was preceded in death by her husband, Larry; father, Archie; and grandparents.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Dove Healthcare West.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel, 2222 London Rd., Eau Claire, on Friday, July 13, at 4 p.m. Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Family and friends are encouraged to wear Green Bay Packer apparel in memory of Barbie.
Online condolences may be left at www.smithfuneralec.com.