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Obituary: Barbara R. Moran

Mrs. Moran

Mrs. Moran

Barbara R. Moran passed away on May 16, 2009. She was 100 years old and she enjoyed a long and happy life. She was born Jan. 20, 1909 in Janesville, Wis. and moved to Seattle, Wash. as a baby.

She attended the University of Washington to study art and became a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority in 1927. She married Halbert S. Moran in 1932 in Seattle and they had 68 years together before he passed away in 2000. They raised four children, Barbara Jean Stinson who died in 2001 and Judy Grant of Mill Creek, Wash., Kathleen Lewis of Prescott Valley, Ariz. and Gordon H. Moran of Sumner, Wash. She had eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

For many years she was a member of the Seattle Weavers Guild and a cooperative member of an art gallery in Edmonds, Wash. Pastel painting was her favorite medium and she accomplished and sold many paintings.

In 1996 she and Hal moved to the Sedona Winds Retirement Home in Sedona, Ariz. She became a member of the Northern Arizona Watercolor Society, The Sedona Arts Center and a "Knitting for America" group. We all called her "Baba" and she is much loved. A family celebration of her life will take place in Seattle in June.

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