BARBARA CROSSLAND
Barbara Anne Crossland Age 64, formerly of Olympia, WA, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack in her Sun Lakes, AZ home on November 5, 2011. She was born June 9, 1947 in Saginaw, MI to John and Carolyne Hackstadt. On Sept. 21, 1968, Barb married the love of her life, Ron Crossland. He preceded her in death May, 2007. Surviving are her two sons, Joseph Crossland and Jason Crossland, grandchildren Alexander and Brandy, three sisters, Amy Richardson, Shelton, WA, Mary Lindsey, Griffin, GA, and Paula March, Roswell, GA, and their families, her sister-in-law Carol Orsmby, Sun Lakes, AZ, and her two daughters, Cariann and Summer. She maintained her genuineness and honesty all the way to the end. She will forever be remembered for her generosity, sense of fairness, and unconditional love towards her family and friends. She will live on in all of us. A private, family memorial service will be held in Roswell, GA. In her memory the family has asked donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 777 W Southern Ave Ste 301, Mesa, AZ 85210.
Published by The Olympian on Nov. 20, 2011.
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Barb was a wonderful friend and mentor. I will miss her and the fun we had together. My heart goes out to her family and friends.
Babette Metheny
November 28, 2011
I worked with Barb at The Evergreen State College, When I would deliver her samples to her we would look them over together, and share the ones we liked, She was a special person that will be missed by many. My thoughts are with her family. Doug Shanafelt
Douglas Shanafelt
November 23, 2011
Barb was my one and only, loving and caring sister-in-law. She was a wonderful lady who cared about everyone. We were going to get old together and support each other after the loss of her husband/my brother, Ron. I've known Barb since college days when my brother was dating her so I feel I've just lost a forever friend. I will miss her very much.God bless.
Carol Ormsby
November 23, 2011
We have so many memories of Barb from our childhood. She will be missed. Thanks for your parental support during our younger years Barb. You are missed.
Creighton Shively
November 22, 2011
Barb was such a special friend to me. Her sweet spirit will live on in our memories. My prayers to her family and closest friends.
Connie White
November 22, 2011
I ONLY MET HER ONCE, & SHE SEEMED LIKE A VERY SPECIAL & CLASSY LADY! R.I.P.
HARMONIE SMITH
November 21, 2011
Barb was my best friend since we were in 8th grade. We were college roommates, stood up in each other's weddings, and never lost our closeness. Miles separated us, but we were always in each other's heart. I will miss and love her forever.
Lynn Kurzhals
November 21, 2011
Barbara Anne Crossland, 64, formerly of Olympia, WA, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack in her Sun Lakes, Arizona home on November 5, 2011. She was born June 9, 1947 in Saginaw, MI, to John and Carolyne Hackstadt. On Sept. 21, 1968, Barb married the love of her life, Ron Crossland. He preceded her in death May, 2007. Surviving are her two sons, Joseph Crossland, Jason Crossland, grandchildren Alexander and Brandy, and three sisters, Amy Richardson, Shelton, WA, Mary Lindsey, Griffin, GA and Paula March, Roswell, GA and their families; and her sister-in-law Carol Orsmby, Sun Lakes, AZ, and her two daughters, Cariann and Summer. She maintained her genuineness and honesty all the way to the end. She will forever be remembered for her generosity, sense of fairness, and unconditional love towards her family and friends. She will live on in all of us.
She was a 1965 graduate of Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, MI. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design from Michigan State University and a Master's in Public Administration from the Evergreen State College. She was Senior Facilities Planner for the Evergreen State College and the Department of Labor and Industries for over 20 years, and a founding member of the Washington Chapter of the International Facility Management Association. In retirement, she was an active member of many organizations in Sun Lakes, AZ. She served as president of the Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch, president of the bocce ball club, a member of the Red Hat society, the rock and gem club, and a wine club. Barb touched the lives of many people with her intelligence, generosity and easy acceptance of all around her.
A private, family memorial service will be held in Roswell, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 777 W Southern Ave Ste 301, Mesa, AZ 85210.
Joe Crossland
November 21, 2011
Mom, I love you and miss you. Your strength lives on in me, and I will always live by the things you have taught me.
Joe Crossland
November 20, 2011
Barb was a wonderful friend, a gifted artist and a very classy lady. She will be sorely missed.
Barbara Maurer
November 20, 2011
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