Barbara Shadle Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, went peacefully home to God on November 18. She was born in Corvallis, spent her childhood in Sunnyside, and spent adulthood as a school librarian in Western Washington. She is survived by a close group of family and friends who were blessed by her caring, her thoughtfulness, her joy, and her love. Her passions included reading, traveling, hiking, Seattle sports, and gardening. She spent the last few years experiencing new places on trips with her sisters. She loved having her grandchildren nearby and creating memories with them. Barb was incredibly committed to her faith, cherishing her Spanaway Lutheran Church family for many years. A memorial service will be held there on Sunday, December 4th, at 3:00PM. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please gather your loved ones and explore the outdoors.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Nov. 22, 2016