Barbara (Christopherson) Vallala,
born July 26, 1964 in Crookston, Minnesota, peacefully moved on to join our heavenly Father on July 7, 2013, with her loving family by her side. For the past year and half, Barbara has been an example to us all of what it takes to fight cancer gracefully and courageously. Barbara was the love of Kevin's life, her husband of 231/2 years. She was the adoring mother to Ashley, Dominic and Victoria, who she loved with all her being. Her kids were her greatest accomplishment and she will be their guardian angel from above. Her parents, Gale (Chris) and Yvonne Christopherson, loved their daughter for 49 years and they will forever cherish the life she blessed them with. Barbara will be dearly missed by her brother, Dave (Molly) and her nieces Kelli and Sarah. Barbara is loved by many family and friends, and she has touched our lives with memories we will hold close to our hearts and cherish forever. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Laura Chow and all those at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance who took special care of Barbara. We could not have gone through this journey without them and we are grateful. Barbara will also be deeply missed by her special companion, Dexter, who was by her side, day and night through it all, helping to ease her pain. Please join us in celebrating Barbara's life on July 15, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 18207 108th Ave SE, Renton, WA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Barb's memory to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Published in The Seattle Times from July 12 to July 13, 2013