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Barbara Hargett Frost


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Barbara Hargett Frost

Phoenix - Barbara Hargett Frost, age 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

She was born in Covington, KY on February 6th, 1937, to Eugene Hargett and Dorothy Ashcraft Hargett. She worked as a legal secretary and a bookkeeper and later attended Phoenix College in Arizona where she earned an Associate's Degree. She was deeply interested in politics and worked on multiple political campaigns in both Ohio and Arizona. She retired from the City of Phoenix after a long career as a secretary with the Phoenix Police Department.

After retirement, Barbara became passionate about travel. Her travels covered every continent, including Antarctica. She eventually became a member of the Travelers' Century Club after visiting more than 100 countries. Her travels helped her pursue another one of her hobbies - languages. She was fluent in Spanish, French and Italian. She should could also get by in Russian, German and Arabic. For a trip to China she tried to learn Mandarin. Her poor Mandarin led to a miscommunication with the local police, where they thought she was a retired officer. She did not correct the miscommunication, and they invited her for a ride along on a patrol. That is how she ended up doing a night patrol in a small town in China.

In addition to traveling, she was a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan who enjoyed ballroom dancing, jazz, reading and crossword puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Peggy Comose and Janet England. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Frost of Arizona, her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lisa Frost of Georgia, sisters Mary Stanley of Ohio and Brenda Ashcraft of Florida, brother David Hargett of Kentucky, and grandsons, Connor Frost of Maryland, Spencer Frost of Georgia and Nathan Frost of Georgia and many nieces and nephews.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2018
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