Barbara Margretta Willamina Buchmann Ludwig

Barbara Ludwig: A Life of Love, Service, and Dedication.

Barbara Margretta Willamina Buchmann Ludwig, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at the age of 80 in Salem, Utah. She was born on April 16, 1944, in Hannmuden, Germany. Barbara was the cherished daughter of Wilhelm H. Karl Buchmann and Elisabeth Anna Kuech.

Barbara’s life was a testament to her deep faith, tireless dedication, and boundless love for her family and community. She married the love of her life, Evan Herbert Ludwig, on February 25, 1965, and together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and unwavering support for one another. Their union was blessed with seven children, Martha Beacco, Nathan Ludwig, Marcus Ludwig, Tonja Kirk Fox, Heidi Ludwig, Daniel Ludwig, and Sahra Hiss, who were the center of Barbara’s world.

Barbara was a devout and active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she found great joy in serving others. Her faith was the cornerstone of her life, guiding her actions and inspiring those around her. She was known for her kind heart, gentle spirit, and unwavering commitment to helping those in need. Barbara served as a missionary in her home country of Germany for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and later as a senior couple with her husband in Pensacola, Florida.

Barbara was also known as a wonderful Cook. Her professional life was equally distinguished. She dedicated many years to cooking delicious meals for everyone, from those in a care center to her own restaurant to working for the State of Utah and fixing and preparing meals for those in the youth protection center. Her hard work, integrity, and compassion made a lasting impact. She was a mentor and friend to many, always willing to lend a listening ear and offer sage advice.
Her love for her family was evident in everything she did. Barbara was a nurturing and devoted mother, always putting her children’s needs before her own. She took great pride in their accomplishments and was their biggest cheerleader. Her grandchildren brought her immense joy, and she cherished every moment she spent with them.

In her free time, Barbara enjoyed reading, history, planting flowers, quilt making, watching classic movies, and preparing meals for others. However, serving others in the church or community brought her happiness and allowed her to express her creativity. Her home was a warm and welcoming place, filled with love, laughter, and the aroma of her delicious home-cooked meals.

Barbara is survived by her children, Martha, Marcus, Tonja, Heidi, Daniel, and Sahra, 31 Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, her twin brother, Rolf Buchmann, and Tipper.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Evan Herbert Ludwig, son, Nathan Ludwig, parents, Wilhelm Buchmann and Elisabeth Kuech, her sister, Ruth Buchmann, and her brother, Peter Buchmann.

A Celebration of Barbara’s Life will be held Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the Cedar East Bench Ward Church, formerly known as the Cedar 5th Ward (155 E. 400 S., Cedar City, UT). A Viewing will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM at the church prior to the service. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. For a Livestream and Online Condolences, please visit
The family welcomes all who knew and loved her to join in remembering and honoring her remarkable life.

Barbara Ludwig’s legacy of love, faith, and service will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate to know her. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
Rest in peace, Mom. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.