Barbara Ann Hersh, 78, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Fort Collins. Barbara was born January 22, 1935 in Loveland to James Everett W. and Helen Mae (Stover) Allen and attended Loveland schools. Barbara met and later married George Martin Hersh in Loveland on February 12, 1952. Barbara was a homemaker but worked with George in the “Hersh Nursery” and providing Christmas trees. Barbara continued with the business after George passed away in March 25, 1996. Barbara is survived by four daughters, Marge (John) Frey and Kathy (Duane) Sellmer of Windsor, Anna Hersh and Shelly Hersh of Fort Collins and two sons George (Melanie) Hersh, Jr. and Edward Hersh of Fort Collins, 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and sister, Dorothy Renshaw of California. A daughter Julie Kay Hersh died January 30, 1989. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Wanda Small and Helen Jean Elliott and five brothers, James Allen, Jr., Bill, Jerry, Dick and Eugene Allen, and close friend Red Ashby Viewing and visitation on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 5-7:00 p.m. and the service on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland with burial at Resthaven Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Hersh Family Memorial Fund in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home.