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Barbara Kae Iucker 1945-2023

May 04, 2023 01:55PM ● By Becky Ginos

Barbara Iucker, 77, passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City, UT on April 19 surrounded by family and friends. Barbara was born on Sept. 24, 1945 in Nampa, Idaho, the first of three siblings. She graduated from Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City and later graduated from Gonzaga University, followed by a master’s and doctoral degree from the University of Utah. Working as a social worker throughout the United States, she was determined to better people’s lives and effect social change through policy. Her work in the Utah Governor’s office was seminal in what later became the national ADA. In later years, she worked to bring free or reduced cost health care to people in remote and rural areas. She retired to Bountiful, Utah and later lived with her son and grandsons. She is survived by her two children, Amy Ekins and Geoffrey Gant, as well as five grandchildren.


Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 6 at the Bountiful 36th Ward – 102 E.1400 South, Bountiful, Utah.