Bobbi Barrasso Passes After Battle With Brain Cancer

Jan 25, 2024 | Obituaries, Politics

Casper, WY (RELEASE) January 25th, 2024 — Bobbi Barrasso, wife of U.S. Senator John Barrasso, has passed away after a two-year battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer.

Senator Barrasso released the following statement regarding his wife Bobbi.

““After a courageous battle with cancer, Bobbi is now at peace and at home with the Lord. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Bobbi was a leader, fierce advocate for Wyoming, 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.”

Condolences were offered by many who serve the Cowboy State.

Governor Mark Gordon

“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.”

Congresswoman Harriet Hageman

“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.”

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis

“Bobbi Barrasso has been lighting up rooms with her infectious smile, natural warmth and generosity of spirit since we first met as teenagers at the University of Wyoming.  She had a fierce love for her family and her beloved Wyoming, both of which she gave to tirelessly her entire life. Through her many years of service in state for U.S. Senators Malcolm Wallop and Craig Thomas; advocating for better mental health and suicide prevention services; volunteering with organizations that provide health services for women with breast cancer; or championing Wyoming women’s trailblazing history through the Louisa Swain Foundation, Wyoming had no more loving champion than Bobbi. The people of Wyoming and her beloved hometown of Thermopolis will always count her among its greatest blessings. To Bobbi’s husband, my friend and Senate colleague, John Barrasso, her daughter Hadley, family and Bobbi’s many special friends across Wyoming, I extend my sincere sympathies.”

Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray

“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 Barrasso family.”