Barbara Jean Bishop

1937 – 2013

Barbara Jean Bishop, age 75 and a Yreka resident, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Madrone Hospice House in Yreka, CA. She was born December 1, 1937 in Des Moines, IA to Lawrence and Minnie Simpson. She was raised in Atlanta, GA and attended Russell High School in East Point, GA.

Barbara was married in Atlanta in 1954 and had four children. After living in Newhall, CA she moved to Siskiyou County 30 years ago. After a 20 year career as a computer consultant, in her retirement she enjoyed writing poems and children's stories and collecting antiques. Barbara, mostly known as Nannie, loved spending time with her grandchildren, telling them amazing stories of her travels and adventures.

Barbara is survived by three children and their spouses: Tony and Kathy Bishop, Brian and Kim Bishop, Melinda and Michael Willis; a sister, Gwen Manus; nine grandchildren: Toni Lynn, Ben, Megan, Kari, Justin, Cael, Bethany, Brianna, and Abby; 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Clay.

A memorial service will be held celebrating her life at a later date to be announced. Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be made at

The Signal, March 3, 2013
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