Barbara Lorraine Wolfrom Knapp, 80, of Millers Creek passed away Thursday, Oct. 8 2020, at Ashe Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 5, 1940, to the late Herbert Wolfrom and Gertrude Pearse Wolfrom of New Jersey. Barbara married and is survived by her husband and first love, Edward Knapp. They were together 64 years. He was her forever best friend, partner, lover and a place her heart could call home.
She is also survived by her three children, son, Kurt Knapp and wife, Judy Knapp; daughter, Denise Mitru and husband, Zoltan Mitru; and son, Randolph Knapp and wife, Denise Knapp;
grandchildren, Geena Mitru, Ian Knapp, Alayna Mitru and Emily Knapp; niece, Karen Magers; and nephew, Norman Wolfrom.
Barbara was a very compassionate and kind hearted soul and spent her early years riding horses, boating and spending time with her friends. In her free time, she loved going to auctions and adding to her collections displayed throughout her home. Her two passions were painting and baking. As an extremely talented painter and lover of wildlife, she loved sitting on her back porch and watching the small animals such as birds, raccoon and deer that lived on the mountain with her. She had a lifelong love for animals and had many over the years who rarely left her side. She was a veterinary technician before moving to North Carolina and retiring. Barbara was also an avid baker and was well known in her circles for this talent. She would never show up at an event without cookies, cakes or providing another sweet treat per request.
Family was very important to her. Barbara will be missed dearly. As a very private person and according to her wishes, a private memorial was held at Boone Family Funeral Home. Condolences can be be given to the family at www.boone funeralhome.com. Boone Family Funeral Home in West Jefferson is in charge of the arrangements.