Barbara Rae (Chandler) Nipper, 69 of Divide, CO. (Formerly of Milan, Illinois), passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021, in the arms of her daughter with her husband and son-in-law beside her due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Barbara was born April 11, 1952, the daughter of Erma (Aten) Chandler and Emery Chandler.
Barbara recently moved to Colorado with her husband, Chuck, to be close to her daughter and son-in-law and enjoy life in the mountains. Family meant everything to her, and she enjoyed being a wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. Barbara was a caretaker and loved singing in the church choir in her younger years. We will remember her for her contagious laugh, loving nature, and for making everyone laugh with her fun-loving personality.
Barbara is survived by her husband of 51 years, Charles “Chuck” Nipper of Divide, CO; her daughter Angie (Steve) Peters, her son Chad Nipper and grandchildren including; Devin (Liliana) Sierra-Rios, Darrin Sierra, April Nipper, Austin Nipper, Dylan Nipper, and Amber Nipper as well as her great-grandchildren; Alayah and Mason Nipper. Siblings; Dale Chandler, Emery Chandler and Gail Savolainen. And two very special members of the family; Jimmy and Connie Lawver.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Michael Nipper and a brother and sister.