CAVE CREEK, Arizona -- Barbara J. Gaskins, 63, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at sea.
She was born on Feb. 9, 1948 in McCook, Nebraska. Barbara graduated with honors from Creighton University Law School in Omaha, Nebraska in 1976. She received the Mary Lucretia Creighton Award in 2000. Barbara remained at Creighton Law as associate dean and assistant law professor for 28 years.
She was an avid golfer at Rancho Maņana Golf Club in Cave Creek and the Field Club of Omaha, Nebraska. She also enjoyed playing bridge and reading fiction.
She is survived by her husband, Ken; son, John of Lincoln, Neraska; mother, Virginia Anderson of McCook; sisters, Rebecca Kinney of Leawood, Kansas, and Mary Dueland of McCook; and her brother, Bob Anderson of San Jose, California. Funeral services were Friday, July 15, at 3 p.m. at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona. A service is also scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 1 p.m., at Creighton University Law School in Omaha. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek.