Barbara Ann Fleming

12/12/1937 — 06/07/2007

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Boise City, Oklahoma

Barbara Ann Fleming

Barbara Ann Fleming Urwin passed away quietly into the arms of her Lord with her loving family by her side on June 7, 2007 at Kadlec Medical Center. She was a wonderful and caring wife, mother, grandma, and friend to many. She touched many lives with her warm smile and giving heart. She was born on December 12, 1937 in Boise City, Oklahoma. The Urwin family moved to Nampa, Idaho where Barbara graduated from Northwest Nazarene College and found the love of her life Dale Fleming. Barbara and Dale where married on September 3, 1959. Soon after graduating from college they moved to Richland where they have lived ever since. Barbara was a teacher in the Richland school district for a few years before starting a family in 1962. After raising two sons and a daughter Barbara went back to teaching. She was a preschool teacher and later ran the Jack & Jill Preschool for 22 years. Barbara has also been very active in her church for almost 50 years. Barbara was the head greeter for many years and did many other things behind the scenes. Barbara was also very involved in the church missions groups.

Barbara is survived by her husband Dale Fleming; son Gary, wife Cyndi Fleming of Kennewick; daughter Lynn Fleming of Pasco; son Darren Fleming of Richland; grandchildren, Amber, husband, Len Nuanez of Oak Harbor, WA, Ashley Fleming and Aleesha Fleming both of Kennewick; her two sisters and their husbands; her brother; one aunt; many cousins and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Barbara will be held Monday June 11, at 11:00 AM at the Richland First Church of the Nazarene. Graveside services will take place prior to the memorial at 10:00 AM at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to Nazarene Missions International in care of the Richland First Church of the Nazarene, 1250 Jericho Road, Richland, WA 99352.

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  • I have never met a more pleasant loving person in my life. Barb always had a smile when she would meet or greet you. Barb just made my heart feel better with her wonderful smile. Her smile was so heart felt, and she just loved life at all times.

    Barbara is in great hands now, she certainly will light up heaven with her smile and her presence.

    Doug and Nancy Cleavenger

    Doug and Nancy Cleavenger
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, US
  • My entire life has been lived with the influence of Barabara Fleming. From our mom’s being great friends to Gary and I being born 7 days apart. Times of swimming in their pool and always seeing her smiling face at church every morning. I had three mom’s growing up. My own, who is wonderful and has been a friend as well as a parent. Ethel Bramson who has provided life and energy and a fun farm to visit and great kids to be friends with. And Barabara – who always had that smile and laugh and I always knew she loved me no matter what. I knew she was proud of me and prayed for me. It was a great honor to introduce her to my own children and see her interact with them with the same love and acceptance I had always been met with. Somehow it meant so much for her to know them. Barbara recently dropped by our home before a wedding she was attending in Seattle. I was met with hugs and questions of my ministry. I gave her a tour and again – What I heard from her was love and acceptance. I thank her and her family – I am who I am today and serve my Jesus – because I have had friends, mentors, parents – like Barbara. I love her and appreciate her and will miss her in my life. I share your grief and your memory of this wonderful woman – my prayer is that all of us see her life as an example of how to live – for others and for our savior.

    Barbara – I love you and miss you. Thank you for being my mom’s best friend.

    Sincerely,

    Mark Woodward

    Mark Woodward
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Aunt Barbara meant alot to us, more then we will ever know. I will miss her. My prayers are with you on this day, keep the faith. The lord has called one of his angels on earth home. She will be missed.

    Love,

    Claudia and Robbie

    Claudia Cantrell
    November 4, 2014
    Grand, Haven, MI, US
  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Barbara was an amazing woman who always had a smile on her face and was ready to welcome anyone at anytime. May god wrap you in his arms.

    Mary Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I have never met a more pleasant loving person in my life. Barb always had a smile when she would meet or greet you. Barb just made my heart feel better with her wonderful smile. Her smile was so heart felt, and she just loved life at all times.

    Barbara is in great hands now, she certainly will light up heaven with her smile and her presence.

    Doug and Nancy Cleavenger

    Doug and Nancy Cleavenger
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, US
  • My entire life has been lived with the influence of Barabara Fleming. From our mom’s being great friends to Gary and I being born 7 days apart. Times of swimming in their pool and always seeing her smiling face at church every morning. I had three mom’s growing up. My own, who is wonderful and has been a friend as well as a parent. Ethel Bramson who has provided life and energy and a fun farm to visit and great kids to be friends with. And Barabara – who always had that smile and laugh and I always knew she loved me no matter what. I knew she was proud of me and prayed for me. It was a great honor to introduce her to my own children and see her interact with them with the same love and acceptance I had always been met with. Somehow it meant so much for her to know them. Barbara recently dropped by our home before a wedding she was attending in Seattle. I was met with hugs and questions of my ministry. I gave her a tour and again – What I heard from her was love and acceptance. I thank her and her family – I am who I am today and serve my Jesus – because I have had friends, mentors, parents – like Barbara. I love her and appreciate her and will miss her in my life. I share your grief and your memory of this wonderful woman – my prayer is that all of us see her life as an example of how to live – for others and for our savior.

    Barbara – I love you and miss you. Thank you for being my mom’s best friend.

    Sincerely,

    Mark Woodward

    Mark Woodward
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Aunt Barbara meant alot to us, more then we will ever know. I will miss her. My prayers are with you on this day, keep the faith. The lord has called one of his angels on earth home. She will be missed.

    Love,

    Claudia and Robbie

    Claudia Cantrell
    November 4, 2014
    Grand, Haven, MI, US
  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Barbara was an amazing woman who always had a smile on her face and was ready to welcome anyone at anytime. May god wrap you in his arms.

    Mary Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

    Greg & Terri Carter
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the Fleming family. Barbara was a very special lady – filled with a heart full of love for the Lord, her family and a smile that could brighten the day of anyone she would cross paths with. I will miss her deeply and I will treasure the memories of times spent with her and in her presence. Teresa Claar

    ” If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast” Psalm 139:9,10

    Teresa Claar
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • To all who loved my Aunt Barbara,

    My Aunt Barbara is held in my heart as one of the most giving and caring persons God let me know. She always thought of others and was concerned about each and everyone of our feelings.

    It was her generous spirit that always reached me or my children, even in times I isolated myself from my family.

    My fondest memory of her is watching her in her kitchen making sure all of us cousins had a great time.

    Uncle Dale, Gary & Cindy, Lynn and Darren . . . my heart is with you all.

    I love you Aunt Barbara. .

    Janine, Kendrick, and Kolton

    Janine Cantrell
    November 4, 2014
    Cottonwood, CA, US
  • Our prayers for the Fleming Family in the loss of Barbara. She was so special to all our family from way back in the 80’s when we moved to the Richland Church. She always took the time to say Hi and ask how we were doing. She treated everyone the same, it didn’t matter who you were, she made the effort to greet you, know you by name and make you feel welcome. She had a smile from the inside out! We are so blessed to have known her all these years and to have her as a big part of our Church Family. She will be greatly missed.

    Adam and Paula Gonzalez children and grandchildren

    Paula & Adam Gonzalez
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US