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Barbara Helen Brashen Obituary
Barbara Helen Brashen

Barbara Helen Brashen, 85, of Bellevue WA passed away February 27, 2013. She was born in New York to Eugene and Theresa Adler. She grew up in the Bronx as an only child and at 16 moved to Seattle where she had an extended family with 6 aunts and uncles, and 8 cousins. Her cousins were also some of her best friends and a big part of her life. She graduated Broadway High School, and attended 3 years at the U of W where she met "Mickey" Brashen. They were married for 25 years and had 3 children. 1977 was a difficult year for Barbara when her son Steven David, and both of her parents passed away.

She shared life with many different groups of friends which included the Poker Club, Bridge Group, Tennis Group, walking buddies and her dog, Bogie. She was a volunteer through the Nat. Council of Jewish Women, where she read to young children, was a member of Temple de Hirsch and part of the Sisterhood. Barbara was a natural salesperson and although she did not consider herself a "career women", she enjoyed many years in sales of both jewelry and clothing.

Barbara will be most remem-bered for her strength, sense of humor, and as a loving mother and grandmother, who loved to cook and host family dinners. She was truly the matriarch of the family. Barbara is survived by her two children and their spouses, Richard and Janet Brashen, and Beverly Brashen and Joe Shaub. Her grandchildren Ben Brashen and wife Paige, Jessie Brashen, Jake Brashen, and Dani Ladyka, and great grandson Macallen.

In lieu of flowers a donation to . Services at Hills of Eternity, 520 W. Raye St, Seattle on March 1, 2013 at 2pm.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2013
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