Barbara P. CarrikerBarbara P. Carriker, age 86, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Bethany Nursing Home in Fargo, ND.
Barb was born on April 8, 1926 to Walter and Helen (Lockwood) Mulford in Rockford, IL. After high school, she enrolled at Blackburn College, in Carlinville, Illinois. She graduated with a degree in education. She married William Carriker on May 29, 1949. They spent several years in North Carolina while Bill was stationed at Cherry Point with the Marine Corps. After his discharge from service in 1954, they settled in central Illinois. Both worked in education in Illinois. She taught Social Studies for many years in the Springfield School District. She completed a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Bemidji State College in 1974 and finished her career as a high school counselor at Southeast High School in Springfield.