Barbara D. Holloway

11/11/1942 — 06/28/2007

From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Kansas City, Missouri

Barbara D. Holloway

Barbara D. Holloway

Barb passed away Thursday, June 28, 2007, but only after a courageous and lengthy battle with her illness. Her passing leaves her family and friends with a heavy heart as she was truly a bright and shining star to all who knew her.

Barb was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 8, 1942, and began her love of traveling on her first cross country car trip moving from Missouri to Richland, WA in 1943. She spent her life in the Tri-Cities area, graduating from Columbia Richland High School in 1961.

In 1966, she married the love of her life, Larry Holloway. Together they forged a loving home open to everyone. Her nephews, nieces and cousins remember her for her loving and generous nature and for the specialness she brought to their world. Over the years, Barb and Larry's house became a home to family members and Barb became a mom to many.

Family and friends meant the world to Barb. She touched so many people with her sense of humor and her caring nature. She and Larry loved to travel and camp, but only when she could share it with her family and friends. Barb considered these travels very special times in her life. She was a truly wonderful woman. She had a strong love for life and a great sense of humor. Barb always made those around her feel as if they were the center of attention even in the midst of her illness. Her joy in seeing someone or of the joy of a moment was evident in the flash of her beautiful brown eyes. She was a great cook, making sure all get-togethers included lots and lots! of special foods. Humor and games were also a part of any gathering.

Barb loved animals from the time she was a small child. Her puppies were always part of her family and traveled everywhere she did. She was so excited when her job at Battelle allowed her to work with the animals. She loved the animals and was saddened when she retired from the job due to illness.

Barb was preceded in death by her father, Carl W. Eckert. She is survived by her husband, Larry Holloway, her mother, Thelma Betty Rowan, her mother-in-law, Sue Belts, sister, Jean Rod Pryor, brother, Rob Kathleen Rowan, children, Deven, Sam, Elizabeth & Grace; brothers-in-law: Robert Mary Holloway, children Tina, Shellie and LaDene; Loren Debbie Holloway, children Jennifer, Erin, & Lindsay; and Wyman Belts, children Michael, Heather & Brian; Sister-in-law Lorie Holloway, children Sarah, Joseph & Dillon; Cousin Becky Clinton, children Tamara & Laura, and numerous great nieces, great nephews and cousins, all of whom loved her dearly and will miss her.

A Celebration of Barbara's Life will be held on Saturday July 7, 2007 at 12:00 noon at the Activity Room of the Cathedral of Joy located at 1153 Gage BLVD., Richland, WA. Family and friends are asked to bring a memory of Barb and a potluck dish to share with the gathering.

Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's name to the Benton-Franklin Humane Society, 8620 W. Gage BLVD., Kennewick, WA 99336, 374-4235.

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  • My condolences go out to the family and friends of Ms.Barbara for your lost.

    Ms.Barbara seemed to be a person who truly loved life and loved being around her family and friends and at times like these much comfort is needed. This comfort can be found at John 11:25,26 where Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life everyone exercising faith in me even though he dies will come to life.” So you have the assurrance in the resurrection hope and being united with Ms.Barabara again. Look to this hope for comfort and strength now and also look forward to Jehovah God’s hope for the earth at

    Psalms 37:11,29. May the God of all comfort strenghten you during this time. Tamala

    Tamala
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Larry,

    What a beautiful memorial. I will truely miss barbara and her grand sense of humor and her love of camping even when she suffered from her illness she wouldn’t let it slow her down. The memories of the camping trips, good food and just a good time will always stay in my heart. Barbara’s devotion to her friends/mom were very real. It is so hard to make such a good friend as Barbara is to mom, mom will feel this loss for a long time. I have you in my prayers. Stay strong and don’t hesitate to keep in touch with the family regardless what time of day or nite if you need anything.

    Kandi vanHeel and family

    Kandi vanHeel
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • My condolences go out to the family and friends of Ms.Barbara for your lost.

    Ms.Barbara seemed to be a person who truly loved life and loved being around her family and friends and at times like these much comfort is needed. This comfort can be found at John 11:25,26 where Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life everyone exercising faith in me even though he dies will come to life.” So you have the assurrance in the resurrection hope and being united with Ms.Barabara again. Look to this hope for comfort and strength now and also look forward to Jehovah God’s hope for the earth at

    Psalms 37:11,29. May the God of all comfort strenghten you during this time. Tamala

    Tamala
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Larry,

    What a beautiful memorial. I will truely miss barbara and her grand sense of humor and her love of camping even when she suffered from her illness she wouldn’t let it slow her down. The memories of the camping trips, good food and just a good time will always stay in my heart. Barbara’s devotion to her friends/mom were very real. It is so hard to make such a good friend as Barbara is to mom, mom will feel this loss for a long time. I have you in my prayers. Stay strong and don’t hesitate to keep in touch with the family regardless what time of day or nite if you need anything.

    Kandi vanHeel and family

    Kandi vanHeel
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • We will miss barb very much,her smiling face,her woderful friendly atitude towards all. She made you happy just to be around her. To Larry, words can’t exspress your loss, I just wanted to say we are here if any of us can help. love mike&jane

    watkins family
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Larry…

    My sincere condolences on your loss but Heaven’s gain.

    Gary Behymer
    November 4, 2014
    Colfax, WA, US