We honored Barbara on a fishing charter on Friday by tossing roses into Puget Sound where she loved to fish with us. She was with us in spirit and knows that we miss her.
I just learned today about the passing of sweet Barbara. I met Barbara through salmon fishing. I have great memories of fishing in Edmonds and in Westport with her. She could always outfish me. I was hoping she could join me on a charter trip soon but I am sad that she will be with me in spirit only. I will miss her kindness and laughter and sense of humor. Condolences to the family, I share your grief.
I just learned of Barbara's passing and I am so saddened by her loss. I met Barbara through salmon fishing and have many fond memories of the times we spent together. She would always out fish me and had such joy when she brought in a salmon. I was hoping she could join me fishing at the end of the month, I know she will be there in spirit and hopefully I will inherit some of her karma. Rest in peace sweet lady. Thanks for the memories, I will miss you greatly, until we meet again.
Doug and I have known Barbara since the late 60's. She shared salmon with us; always eager to discuss events of the day. We currently catch public transport across the street from her residence. We are watching the rebuilding 0f a new house. Rest in Peace ...
Doug & Irma
I just found out about Barbara's passing and am very sad. I worked with Barbara at the bank while attending the UW. We have remained friends ever since. I will miss her sense of humor, her generosity, her stories, her spoiled overfed dogs and cats, and days in her backyard with her garden. She will be missed.
I meet Barbara about 8 years ago. I was walking our dog, Chance, a big beagle, in the neighborhood close to her house. She and Bob were walking his dog and she was delighted to see Chance and wanted him to bay, as hounds tend to do. He bayed at her and she promptly renamed him Mr. B (for beagle). She said to stop by and see her and we (Chance and I) started visiting her Sunday afternoons. We would sit outside in the summer and in the house when the weather was not warm. Barbara would sit in her easy chair by the window and I would sit across from her with Chance (Mr. B) on his leash and he would take a flying leap at Barbara and land in her lap (all 40 pounds of him) – she thought that was the funniest thing! Chance always believed he was a lap dog even though he is way too big. We finally learned that we needed to step on his leash to keep him from taking a flying leap at her. Barbara eventually acquired two small beagles – Bingo and Lucy – and said it was because of Chance – she thought he was a great dog (and he is!) Whenever I visited Barbara she would always apologize for talking my ear off (her words) She lived alone so when she got the chance to talk to someone she took advantage of it! Barbara was a funny, feisty and fun-loving person. She had a heart of gold and I will truly miss her until we meet again someday.
I knew Barbara for thirteen years and was
with her to the end. We did a lot of things together: walking dogs, going to the Farmers Market, bowling, golfing (she
loved driving the cart). She loved fishing at Westport and Ucluelet while I looked after her dog and cats. She loved going to Emerald Downs with her friend Marian and clam digging on Whidbey Island. She especially loved her home and her garden full of Rhododendrons. She always remarked how lucky she was to own her home.
I will always have the fondest memories of her.
I was Barbara's long-time neighbor (over three decades). She loved her pets (dogs and cats), and always carried biscuits in a bag for the dogs she saw during her walks around Wedgwood. We had many good conversations over the years, and I'll miss her!
Part of my life growing up in the neighborhood. A freind for a lifetime, great to have known Bard(bundleuppowell)
Barbara was good friend. Her abilities in mathematics were not mentioned. She took college courses while in high school. Something that was unheard of in the 40's. My favorite memory of Barbara was when she roller skated straight down the steepest part of N.E. 45th. Her daring took my breath away. I haven't seen her since high school but it sounds like she kept things lively all her life.
We were lifetime friends from infancy. Her reunions with the "neighborhood kids" were always joyful and filled with laughter. We loved her. Jerry Johnson