What a shock. Over the years, I have tried to find news of Barb and her whereabouts online. How sad that the one night I am successful in finding her is to read her obituary. I spent the most energized years in my career working for and with Barb. They are years I will never, ever forget. Peace be with you, Barb.
I met Barb in the early 80's through Chris Mack and all of us were housemates for a time. Barb had a great sense of humor as well as a quick wit. She had a way of making things seem effortless to the point of making me think for a time that getting a Masters and Phd in Social Work must be some kind of Mickey Mouse program.
I'm sad that I lost touch with her and was not able to see her before her death.
I enjoyed the opportunity to know and work w/ Barb at PSUSSW. She was initially a colleague, that became a friend; she offered an acute intellect coupled with delightful support in life's challenges. I am sorry we had lost contact and I couldn't be there for her during her illness.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Barb had an amazing ability to multi task. She could work on her class work, see all the plays of a football game on TV, and fully participate in a conversation that 4 of her friends were having, all at the same time. I always admired that skill.
33 years I've known and loved Barb. she gave me xmas and joy in small things, laughter and heartache, cats, and her jacket when it was raining and I had none. I'm grateful to have had time with her this past year and to have been with her when she died. I learned more about death from her and how she approached it. She was a bright, sparkling light in the world, which is darker now she's gone.
Barb was my clinical supervisor at Outside-In 1985-86 and i always admired the hell out of her. I was sad to see her dynamic life come to a premature end. She was an outstanding human being who taught me much about human interactions.
It was my great honor to have known Barb. A truly beautiful and amazing woman!