Barbara Binns Carrion, 69, of Colusa passed away at home Saturday, December 29, 2012, after a 2 year battle with brain cancer. Originally from Upper Lake, Barbara married Allen Carrion of Arbuckle in 1962. She worked at the Arbuckle Junior High for many years before working and eventually retiring from the United States Postal service after 25 years.
She loved cooking and spending time with her family.
Barbara was preceded in death by her father Hubert Joseph Binns, and her mother and father-in-law, Julia and John Carrion.
She leaves behind her husband Allen Carrion, daughter Jan Carrion (Rick Wilmoth), sons David and Bryan Carrion, grandchildren Brad Long (Kelly), Trevor and Jenna Kilgore, Nikki Lewis (Miles), and Osten Carrion. Great-grandchildren Carter and McKenna Long, Tyler and Tyson Lewis, and most recent, her namesake Iris Barbara Bond. She is also survived by mother Fern Dodge, and sisters Melinda Knepp and Peggy Hansen.
Known by her family as Mimi, she will be missed greatly. Her sense of humor and kindness touched many lives. Barbara will long be remembered by friends and family.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., at Arbuckle Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Barbara's name to the Butte Home Health and Hospice, 10 Constitution Drive Chico, CA 95973.
Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service.
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Jan. 5, 2013