Barbara Temple Obituary

Barbara  Temple
Barbara Temple
Barbara Temple

August 8, 1956 - December 23, 2019
Born in Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Barbara Jean Temple, 63, passed away Monday, December 23, 2019, at her home in Des Moines. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at the Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Barbara was born August 8, 1956 in Iowa City, IA to Dudley and Helen (Sandles) Allen. She married Robin Temple on September 22, 1984 and together they raised their two children.

Barb was so full of energy, always smiling and laughing and loved meeting new people. Every new person she encountered would quickly become her friend. She enjoyed shopping with her two sisters, attending Iowa games with her brother, and watching her two children play sports, especially baseball and softball. She was a true fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and enjoyed cheering on her children from the stands. She was truly their biggest cheerleader. Barb loved socializing with friends and family and celebrating the holidays together. In her down time, she enjoyed decorating her house, playing cards, and playing with her cat, Majestic. She also had two grand kittens who she loved. Barb’s family was the light to her life and her kids were her pride and joy. She was a people person through and through and loved her family with all her heart.

Barb is survived by her son Greg Temple of Thornton, CO; daughter Jill (Nicholas) Lourash of Ankeny, IA; sisters Shirley Soll of Minooka, IL, Linda (Gene) Miller of Des Moines, IA; brother, Brian (Janice) Allen of Coralville, IA; nephews, Jason Soll of Minooka, IL, Justin (Kelsey) Soll of St. Paul, MN; former husband, Rob; and her beloved cat, Majestic. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dudley and Helen.

The family will have a memorial service in the upcoming weeks. More details will be available at a later time. Any memorial contributions may be made to the Beacon of Life Des Moines or the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines.




Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
11:00 AM


Beacon of Life Residential Center for Women
2727 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Animal Rescue League Of Iowa
5452 NE 22nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50313