Barbara Elizabeth Pearson McCormick
1930 - 2021
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:
Contributions may be made to the Oregon Food Bank or the Cedar Hills United Church of Christ.
Please sign the online guest book at
Published by The Oregonian from Jan. 7 to Jan. 9, 2022.
Memorial service
Cedar Hills United Church of Christ
11695 S.W. Park Way, Portland, OR
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I just learned of Barb´s. So sorry that I missed her memorial service. Our friendship began at Lewis & Clark but continued long after we had both left. I will never forget Barb´s help and kindness to me, when my husband died. She was so proud of her family and I loved hearing her talk about them. My sincere condolences to the family.
Karen Nairn
January 16, 2022
Very sorry for your loss.
Kathy Fish
January 15, 2022
Barbara and I met in the 1960s when we were both Girl Scout leaders. We also worked together at Mountaindale Girl Scout Camp. I drove us all back and forth to camp each day. There was my four daughters and Barbara's two children, myself and Barbara in my station wagon. We had a great time at camp. One time a bus broke down to take the campers home, so Barbara and I had the children that were left doing a song fest. When the substitute bus arrived, one little girl said she was having so much fun she didn't want to go home! Barbara and I kept in touch after the Girl Scout years. We went to the Audubon programs, had dinner out, and went to the movies. We had mutual friends such as Carrie Seito, Donna Parsons, and Doris Bier.
Bonnie Martin Deneke
January 15, 2022
Very sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to have gotten to visit with Barb several times.
Tom, Elaine, and Meredith
January 14, 2022
Mrs. McCormick was my girl scout leader.
Nancy Eldridge Janes.
January 10, 2022
So sorry for your loss.
Rick and Deb Schmunk
January 10, 2022
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