Feb. 25, 1917 ~ Jan. 28, 2018
Barbara passed gently into the eternal gates of peace on Jan. 28, 2018, at the age of 100. The chronicles of Barbara’s 100 years are overflowing with love, compassion and a giving spirit for those who knew her and to life itself. She was born on the Reid Moore Ranch on Strawberry Creek, near Meeker, Colo., in a log cabin where Teddy Roosevelt stayed to conduct his famous lion hunt. Being raised on a dryland farm prepared her for distant places and forgotten cultures. Most of her adult life was dedicated to loving and living among American Indian Nations ranging from New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and Eastern Washington. In later years she adapted to city life in Spokane Wash., with the same passion for living and loving new friends and neighbors, where she was honored by the city as “Good Neighbor of the Year” in 1990. How does one summarize a century of living in a few sentences; perhaps these simple words will cover it all: “Barbara always bloomed where she was planted and what a blossom she was!”
Barbara is survived by her son James Crawford (Donna), her daughter Patsy Crawford Swartz, two grandchildren, Carol Brown (Todd) and Joseph Swartz; two great-grandchildren, Delana Pennington and Jack Swartz and including nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert T. Crawford.