I only knew Barb these last few years but I enjoyed her intellect, humor and big heart, she had a bright and strong spirit that made it a pleasure to be in her presence...she is missed already!
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I am so sorry I was unable to be with the Basch family and Barb's friends tonight for the "Celebration of her Life." Barb was a dear friend from Chartrand. Barb, Patti Wohlhieter, and I shared many good times together. And though we called Patti "motor mouth," Barb never had trouble keeping up with Patti! I remember Barb's spontenaity - calling me the day of the 500 race, and saying "let's go to the infield!" And we did. I remember being in West Side Story with Barb, and her Gold Duster. I also enjoyed receiving post cards as she traveled the world, and getting together with her at the family home to view the volumes of picture books of her travels. Though we did not stay in touch, I often thought of Barb and will keep her and the Basch family in my prayers. Barb was a warm, compassionate, fun loving, person who touched many lives. She will be missed.
My condolences to Susan Pennington and Barbara's other family and friends.
Barb you were one of my best friends. I am really going to miss talking on the phone, the occasional "Girl's Nights Out", the parties at your house, the stories about your cats, and the fun times we had at School 60. I will definitely remember the time you dressed up as the lion in The Wizard of Oz, the time my class surprised you on your birthday, and the many funny moments with the students. We had nine years teaching together and I wouldn't trade if for the world. You were a dedicated and devoted teacher. You definitely fought your cancer so bravely. My heart goes out to all your friends and family.