Barbara Elizabeth Pearson McCormick
Oct. 21, 1930 - Dec. 7, 2021
Barbara E. McCormick passed away peacefully Dec. 7, 2021.
Barbara Elizabeth Pearson was born Oct. 21, 1930 to John and Sarah Pearson in Edmonton Ontario, Canada. Her father was in the Canadian Army so the family changed posts several times before settling in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island.
In 1951 she immigrated to Portland, Ore., and became a U.S. citizen. On Dec. 26, 1951 she married Peter John McCormick. Together they had daughter Ann and son Robert. They lived in the Cedar Hills neighborhood of Beaverton for almost 50 years.
In 1973 Barb began working at Lewis & Clark College. She worked in the offices of the Registrar, Admissions and the Graduate School for Teaching the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. After working there for 25 years she developed many lifelong friendships with students, staff and faculty.
Barbara believed in living a life of service. She was an active volunteer in her children's schools, Girl Scouts, The Elsie Stuhr Center, the Portland Performing Arts Center and at her church. Quilting and reading were two of her lifelong passions. She loved games and traveling.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Peter; and is survived by her children, Ann (Brent) and Robert (Jean); her grandchildren, Claire and Grady Wakeman and Katie and Peter McCormick; along with great-grandson, Angel Cardona.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Cedar Hills United Church of Christ, 11695 S.W. Park Way, Portland 97225. If you would like to attend you must be vaccinated and wear a mask. For those who can't attend in person attached is a ZOOM link for the day of the service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84633318580?pwd=SXVMdUhwdTlKMXZUQlBjKzRzZmNwQT09
Contributions may be made to the Oregon Food Bank or the Cedar Hills United Church of Christ.
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Published by The Oregonian from Jan. 7 to Jan. 9, 2022.