Barbara Ann Bieren was born February 7, 1939, in Woodward, Oklahoma, the daughter of John and Mildred (Friend) Hussey. She passed away at her home on November 11, 2017, at the age of 78.
As a child, Barbara moved from Oklahoma to Vale, Oregon, and then to Salmon River, Idaho. She attended high school in Moses Lake, Wash., graduating in the Class of 1957.
After high school, she worked as a beautician in Ellensburg where she met John Bieren. The couple were united in marriage on May 31, 1963, in Ellensburg. The couple lived in the Elgin and Hermiston areas for several years. She later moved to the Tri-Cities where she lived for 15 years and worked as a mental health advocate for the state of Washington. She has lived in Umatilla for the past 15 years.
Barbara enjoyed quilting, embroidery, working in her garden and studying her Bible. She attended the King of Kings Lutheran Church in the Tri-Cities.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; son Brent Bieren; and grandsons Thomas and Austin Bieren.
She is survived by daughters Brenda (Mike) Schlepp, Jill (Rick) Holt and Patty (Rich) Estes; son JT (Amber) Bieren; daughter-in-law Pam Bieren; sister Patricia Sime; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 5209 W. Fifth Ave., Kennewick, Wash. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the church.
Family suggest memorial donations in Barbara’s memory be sent to the King of Kings Lutheran Church Building Fund, 5209 W. Fifth Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of final arrangements. To leave an online condolence for the family, go to www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com