Former Spokane native Barbara “Bobbie” Meyers Irwin died peacefully April 3, 2012 after a long illness surrounded by family while in Kenmore, WA.. Born in Fergus Falls, MN on December 14, 1927 to Margaret and Norman Buslee.
Bobbie and her brother Norm spent their youth in North Dakota and Spokane, WA.
She loved to sing and was the vocalist for the Men About Town dance band.
She graduated from Spokane’s Lewis and Clark High School in 1944.
She married Jack Moon in 1945.
Bobbie married Neil Meyers in 1950 and raised a family of six children in Spokane.
Neil passed away in 1984.
Love came a second time around for Bobbie and former high school friend Marvin Irwin after the death of their spouses.
They married in 1987, sharing a life full of love, laughter, travel, family and community service which lasted for 24 years with homes in Laguna Beach, CA and Kenmore, WA.
Bobbie channeled her creativity and artistic passion into the pursuit of interior design.
She had a successful career as an interior designer in Spokane, Seattle and Laguna Beach.
She was active in the Neighborhood Congregational Church of Laguna Beach as well as an enthusiastic supporter of the Laguna Playhouse, No Square Theater and all the musical theatre productions at Laguna Beach High School.
Bobbie always said that her greatest accomplishment and reward was in raising her family.
She took tremendous pride and joy in time spent with her children, grandchildren and sharing in all of their accomplishments.
Wife, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, and Friend, she will be missed by all.
Bobbie is survived by her loving husband Marvin of Laguna Beach, CA and her children Jeff Meyers and wife Mary, Steve Meyers and wife Diane, Terri Critzer and husband Gary, Tim Meyers and wife Dixie, Marcia Meyers, Kristen Stead and husband Wayne, honorary daughter Sue Hendrickson, step-children Michael Irwin, Sandy Dickau and husband Dale, Holly Bassuk, Gail O’Harrow and husband Charles, nieces Sue Klewin and Cheryl White, and grandchildren, Neil Meyers, Jessica Meyers, Alexa Stead, Kendall Stead, Nicole Critzer, Kevin Cowin, Anna Dickau, Julia Dickau, Chloe Bassuk and Evelyn O’Harrow.
In lieu of flowers,donations can be made in her name to the Susan G. Komen Seattle 3Day Walk at www.the3day.org/goto/BarbaraIrwin.
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