Barbara Elaine Cunningham

07/31/1929 — 09/21/2019

From Richland, WA | Born in Battle Creek, IA


Thu, October 10, 2019, 1:00 pm
Thu, October 17, 2019, 2:00 pm
Cemetery at Sunset
915 By-Pass Hwy Richland, WA US 99352
(509) 946-0803

Barbara Elaine Cunningham

Barbara Elaine (Lundberg) Cunningham passed away at Guardian Angel Homes in Richland at the age 90 on Sept. 21, 2019. She had been in ill health at home for about two years, and was currently under Hospice Care.

She was born in Iowa in 1929 to Harry and Eva Lundberg. Her father, Harry, was a Lutheran Minister. She graduated in 1951 from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota with a degree in social work. In 1955, she married John W. Cunningham, the local recruiter for the U.S. Marines. Her father would marry them in Chisholm, MN.

They spent the next six years in various Marine assignments. Their son Jim was born in 1958 in San Diego, CA. They came to Richland in 1961, where John worked at Hanford for 32 years. Barbara worked for a number of years at the local mental health center in Richland as counselor. After John retired from Battelle in 1993, they like traveling to Hawaii, and attending John’s Marine reunions every year.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and two months ago, by her older brother, Donald Lundberg.

She is survived by husband, John and son Jim both of Richland; in Minnesota she is survived by her sister-in-law, Marian Lundberg, sister, Marilyn with numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

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  • Sending my love to John and Jim. Aunt Barbara will be missed by us all. Glad she is at peace now. Great pictures of her. Karen

    Karen Boyce
    October 10, 2019
    Bonita Springs
  • To a very special mother who had seen me through thick and thin
    I am very grateful on how you influenced my life.
    Thank you for the 61 years you have given me

    October 9, 2019
  • I will certainly miss my sister-in-law of 67 years. – We have had many good times together and so many good chats. She was such fun to be around .
    Much love to both John and Jim

    Marian Lundberg
    October 8, 2019
    Plymouth, MN
  • I will miss Barbara,she was a loving and caring sister in law to me and a great friend!! Till we meet again!!

    Judy Cunningham
    October 8, 2019
    Prescott Valley Az
  • Rest In Peace.

    Mark and Melinda Lundberg
    October 8, 2019
  • She was a loving person,& will be greatly missed. Asking God to take care of John & Jim,as were her wishes,when we last talked.

    Priscilla moses
    October 7, 2019
    Stanfield or.
  • You will be missed, you were a wonderful friend to me.

    October 7, 2019