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Barbara Alice Lienhard

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Barbara Alice Lienhard

Reno - Barbara Alice Lienhard passed peacefully with family nearby from this life to be with her Heavenly Father on August 3, 2018.

Barbara was born March 16, 1933 to Harry A. and Viola Jameson in Tacoma, Washington. She graduated from Stadium High School in 1951. She attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and earned a degree in Education and Psychology.

Graduation day Barbara married Fredric and they started life's journey together in Spokane, Washington. She taught school before moving to Fort Knox, Kentucky where Fredric was stationed during military service. They moved to Reno in 1959.

In 1968 Barbara began working as a teacher's assistant at McKinley Park School, retiring in 1998 from Washoe County School District.

Barbara was always physically active swimming and through the years lapped over 4,400 miles. She won many race walk competitions earning numerous awards. She also hiked in the local mountains.

Singing was another of Barbara's passions and she had a beautiful voice. She enjoyed singing with the Sierra Nevada MasterWorks Chorale for nearly 35 years. The highlights of Barbara's singing career were twice performing at Carnegie Hall and the 1985 Presidential Inauguration.

Barbara owned a 1963 Pontiac Catalina driving it once in a Hot August Nights parade. She had a love of family and created a wonderful home. Barbara had a caring way about her and will be deeply missed.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband, son Michael of Reno, daughter Jennifer (Charles) of Big Pine, California, sister Marilyn Pewitt and family.

A Celebration of Life will be held August 18, 2018, 6 p.m. at McKinley Arts and Cultural Center, 925 Riverside Drive, Reno. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to City of Reno Parks and Recreation.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Aug. 9, 2018
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