December 16, 1922 - August 23, 2013
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Barbara Martin (née Thompson) of South Pasadena, passed away on Aug. 23, 2013. She was born in Los Angeles in 1922 and attended South Pasadena High School and UCLA, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1944. In 1951 she married John Robert Crowe with whom she had three children. They were later divorced and in 1968 she married John Robert Martin. She received her PhD in Education from Claremont Graduate University and joined the staff of Pacific Oaks College as Director of Development in 1976. In the late-1980s she established an independent consulting business in nonprofit development. Her clients included the Walden School, the English Speaking Union, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, the Western Justice Foundation, and Mother's Club. She was widely known, well-loved, and active in the community until her death.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Crowe of Los Angeles and Linzee Crowe of South Pasadena, and a grandson, Peter Moffett of South Pasadena. Her son, Stuart Crowe, predeceased her.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mother's Club Learning Center, 980 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103, (626) 792-2687.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 30, 2013