Bobbi Barrasso, wife of US Senator John Barrasso dies after two-year brain cancer battle


CASPER — “After a courageous battle with cancer, Bobbi is now at peace and at home with the Lord,” US Senator (R) John Barrasso said in a statement on Thursday, January 25, one day after his wife Bobbi’s passing. Barrasso also added that Bobbi was a leader and fierce advocate for Wyoming. “In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Bobbi was a leader, and friend to everyone she met. We miss her dearly. On behalf of our entire family, we thank everyone for your prayers and continued support as we remember her and grieve together,” he added.

An outpouring of heartfelt sentiment went out to the Barrasso family from Wyoming government leaders.

In a statement released from the Secretary of State office in Cheyenne, Secretary Chuck Gray offered his condolences to the Barrasso family saying, “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bobbi Barrasso. Bobbi cared deeply about Wyoming and did wonderful work advancing the values of our state. My thoughts and prayers are with Senator Barrasso and the entire family.”

Representative Harriet Hageman issued the following statement on the passing of Bobbi Barrasso: “I first remember Bobbi Barrasso as Bobbi Brown, that was her name when we met while attending law school together in Laramie. Bobbi was always warm to everyone, welcoming them with a big smile and a kind word. She served our state both in her career and alongside her husband, Senator Barrasso. My prayers are with Bobbi’s entire family.”

Governor Mark Gordon also expressed his condolences; “Bobbi was a treasure, a Wyoming native who always put her family and the people of the state first. Jennie and I send our prayers and deepest condolences to John and their family. Bobbi was a longtime friend, a stalwart supporter of Wyoming and a resolute warrior against cancer. She always put service ahead of self. As a compassionate soul, she advocated tirelessly for Wyoming children, education, mental health and suicide prevention. She made a difference, and has left an indelible legacy. The Lord doesn’t make many as good as Bobbi. Wyoming was blessed to have known her. She will be missed.”