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Barbara R. Hink

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Hink, Barbara R. (Hink - Henry)
passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on November 11, 2015. Barbara was a beloved wife, wonderful mother, attentive grandmother and sweet companion. Barbara was also a direct, no-nonsense kind of friend who would always give you her honest opinion and her best advice. She is survived by her two sons; Dan and John, and daughter Marianne. Her grandchildren are Christopher, Ryan, Katelin, Emily and Caroline. Barbara was a graduate of the University of Washington and a loyal member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Barbara, and her husband Dr. Heinz Hink, were early Scottsdale residents, moving here from Seattle, Washington in 1958. She was an outstanding teacher in the Scottsdale School District for many years, teaching first through third grades at Paiute and Kiva Elementary schools. During her 20 years of starting the youngest students on their educational journeys she earned her Master's Degree in Education from ASU and was instrumental in developing innovative Early Childhood teaching techniques. As a witness to the enormous growth of the Valley of the Sun in the last 50 years she was very supportive of her husband's years of service as a City of Scottsdale Council Member and Arizona State legislator. After the passing of Prof. Hink in 1992, she married Jim Henry whom she had attended West Seattle High School with in the 1940s. They shared the end of their lives together, traveling and reminiscing. Barbara will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her, her willingness to help; her capacity to understand and
support those around her will leave a hole in all our lives. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 4 PM at Messenger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale AZ.

Published in The Arizona Republic from Nov. 15 to Nov. 18, 2015
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