She was born in Atlanta, GA in 1947.
Despite being immobilized by a disabling physical condition for 29 years, Barbara found joy in life through her friends and family as well as serving others as a minister and board member of Northwest Justice Project.
Barbara is survived by her children Yvonne, Laura and husband Mark, and Brian; grandchildren Michaela and husband Bryan, Ashlee, Erin, Katie, and Jaeden; and great-grandson Christopher.
Her death was preceded by husband John and parents Earl and Annie.
A warm thank you to long-time caregivers Steve and Harumi and Cassie, who were always by her side.
A private family burial will held on Monday, November 11, 2013.