Bernice ‘Barney’ Storm


Bernice “Barney” Storm was born on Feb. 22, 1924, in Denver, Colo. She was raised by her adoptive parents, Wesley and Addie Martin, on a farm in Jackson, Mich. She attended school in Jackson and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation.

She married Col. William W. Storm in 1968. After Bill retired, they discovered Pagosa Springs and moved here permanently in 1981.

Barney enjoyed traveling, gardening and playing golf with her husband and dear friends. Her Pagosa home built by her son, Jerry Buckley, was her pride and joy.

She passed away April 19 in Pagosa Springs.

Barney is preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Addie Martin, sister Loraine Meyer, brother Clayton Martin, husband William W. Storm and son Jerry Buckley.

She is survived by her sons, Bob Buckley and Ronald (Marlene) Buckley, of San Diego; daughter-in-law Muriel Buckley; grandchildren Melissa and Nicole Buckley (Macomber), Ron, Keith and Joel Buckley; and eight great-grandchildren.

Barney had a sharp wit, a keen sense of humor and a beautiful heart. She will be missed dearly by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.