Mary Ellen Barber

Council Chairperson, Butterfly Garden

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I am originally from Nebraska. I ended up in Iowa after living in Arkansas, Minnesota where I graduated from the University of Minnesota, Mexico where I lived for close to 3 years and fell in love with Mexico and the Spanish language, and in Omaha. I then got married to Lorlin Barber and he started Barber’s Piano Service in Des Moines. Our son Owen was born here in 1990. I taught adult English as A Second Language at DMACC for many years and now work for Iowa State Extension and Outreach. I love reading, knitting, being outside, laughing with my husband and son, and our Trinity Las Americas community.