Kraeer Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL
Barbara B. Conrey
December 21, 1939 – July 9, 2019
Barbara Buehler was born December 21,1939 in Montclair, New Jersey. The youngest of three children born to Carl J. Buehler and Catherine Dougherty Buehler, Barbara moved to Fort Lauderdale in her teens. She attended Central Catholic High School (now St. Thomas Aquinas) where she was a cheerleader and an excellent student. Barbara met her future husband, Norman Conrey in high school and they married in 1959. Together they had two daughters, Cherie and Debbie. Barbara worked as a teacher’s aide at Tedder Elementary School while earning her real estate license. She was a successful real estate agent in the Pompano Beach area for 41 years, with over 30 years at Campbell and Rosemurgy. A consummate professional with an incredible work ethic, Barbara continued to sell real estate until her passing. A multi-million-dollar producer well-respected among her contemporaries, working with her clients was Barbara’s true passion.
Barbara was well known for placing flags at every home in her farm area and often received notes of thanks from residents. She was also active in the community, attending community information forums and keeping residents abreast of local issues. Barbara’s artistic side shined when she helped decorate the Knights of Columbus hall for many social functions. Barbara was a very spiritual person and an avid church goer, and she volunteered as a CCD teacher at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Pompano Beach.
After her divorce, Barbara met George Cornelius in the 1970’s. George and Barbara loved to dance at the Pompano Beach Elks Club on Saturday nights. Many stopped to watch as George twirled his lady gracefully across the dance floor. They also enjoyed cruising vacations together. Barbara and George married on August 12, 2000, and Barbara was widowed in October 2005.
In 2006, Allen Hayward entered Barbara’s life. For 13 years, they have been partners traveling extensively around the country, cruising around the world and going to the movies. Barbara was known as a loving, caring, woman with a beautiful soul, who had a strong appreciation of life while being driven to provide for those around her.
While her professional career was important, nothing gave Barbara more joy than raising her daughters. Barbara is survived by her daughters Cherie Dangerfield (Steve) and Debbie Haley (Matt). Barbara also took great joy in her granddaughters Lauren, Catherine, and Meagan Haley.
Barbara was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2014. The disease attacked her bones, but she battled through it with dignity, strength, and grace. The family will accept visitors at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 200 West Copans Rd, Pompano Beach, on Sunday, July 21 from 4-6 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 22 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Pompano Beach.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in Barbara’s name to the Healthwell Foundation, an organization that assists patients with chronic or life-altering diseases. Donations can be made at https://www.healthwellfoundation.org/donate/.
- Healthwell Foundation
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kraeer Funeral Home
200 West Copans Road
Barbara B. Conrey
July 15, 2019
I will miss you my dear friend and neighbor. I would see Barbara in her 70's kneeling on her front lawn, I would ask her are you alright? She would respond these damn weeds, we would laugh. I had the privilege of helping her with my daughter putting the flags out many years, a passion for her. Barbara was fun loving, a good and honest person. I pray for your family that the Lord would wrap His arms around them and comfort them and may their memories of you always bring laughter. As memory of you always brings a smile to my face and a happy heart - you are no longer suffering but in the presence of Jesus.
July 14, 2019
I met Barbara in the 1970's. We were two single gals dating two best friends (George & Ray). The four of us spent many great times together, whether it was dancing the night away or taking trips together. Over the next 40 plus years Barbara and I shared many life experiences. We both married our special guys, George and Ray. We watched our children grow into adults and marry. We celebrated the births of our grandchildren and shared the joys of being grandparents. We also shared the sad times when we both lost our husbands. We were blessed to find another partner to share our lives with. I was so happy that she was able to attend my wedding in Jacksonville in November. Although we no longer lived close to each other, we always made that phone call to catch up on what was happening in our lives. She was always there for me and I will miss her but I have so many wonderful memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Rest in each my dear friend.
July 13, 2019
Barbara was an extraordinary person who had a kind heart, took pride in her community, and made our city a better place.
She wasn’t afraid to stand up and be heard on issues in her community but she did it with grace and professionalism. She was an amazing person and I will never forget her and her impact on me. Rest In Peace Barbara.
July 12, 2019
Cherie, we wish you, Debbie and your loved ones our sincerest condolences at this sad time. Your Mom was very kind.
Rose and Rob Sills
Audrey and Harry Boyce Minett
July 12, 2019
Harry Minett and Audrey Boyce