Barbara Ann WagnerRaleigh, NCBarbara Ann Thornton Wagner, 78, passed away after a heroic struggle with pancreatic cancer on October 21, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. at The Oaks, Mayview in Raleigh, NC.She is survived by her husband, Nicholas "Nick" Wagner III; and their four children, Susan Wagner and Sandra Wagner of Raleigh, Christopher "Chris" and Renee Wagner and three grandchildren of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Laura Wagner Francisco, her husband, Troy and two grandchildren of Wilmington, DE; and her brother, William Gerald Thornton and family of Raleigh, NC. She was preceded in death by her father, Police Chief W. R. Thornton and her mother, D. Myrle Pope Thornton Lockerman, both of Clinton, NC.Barbara was born on September 25, 1938 in Clinton, NC. She graduated from the Woman's College of UNC (now UNCG) in 1960 with a degree in Business Education and French. She and her husband initially lived his hometown, York, and moved to Raleigh with their family in 1977. She was a teacher in the York public schools, at Hale High School (now St. David's) and substituted at Wake County schools in Raleigh. She loved history, collecting antiques, book clubs and she travelled extensively with her husband. Barbara was well thought of and active in her community. She served as the President of the York County Association for Retarded Citizens. She was a member of the York Young Woman's Club, the Junior League of York and Raleigh, the Woman's Club of Raleigh and was a past president of her Questers International chapter. She also served as a docent at the NC Governor's Mansion. She was very social and met and made friends wherever she lived, and she was a loving and caring mother and wife.A memorial service for Barbara is scheduled for 2 p.m., on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Hayes Barton UMC, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC with a reception to follow at the church. She will be inturned in the church's columbarium. All are invited to attend and celebrate Barbara's life with her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Wake Enterprises sheltered workshop at 3548 Bush Street, Raleigh, NC 27609.The family wishes to extend their thanks to all the people who helped them, especially the nursing staff at Mayview.