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Barbara Ann McKenzie
12/31/1959 — 05/02/2022
From Connell, WA
Celebration of Life
Barbara Ann McKenzie
Barbara Ann McKenzie, 62, of Connell, WA passed away on May 3, 2022.
Barbara was born on December 3, 1959 to Dale and Ada Swearingen.
Barbara used her time on earth taking care of the ones she loved; providing love and support to those who needed it and asking for very little in return. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and wife.
She is survived by her husband Scot, her children, Adam, Layla, and Abrham, sisters Lisa and Rachel, and brother Grant.
She is predeceased by her parents Dale and Ada, and her sister Darlene.
Barbara requested that no unnecessary money be spent on her, so in lieu of flowers or cards the family requests donations be made to heart and stroke charities such as the American Heart Association (heart.org)
A public viewing will be held on May 20, 2022 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, followed by a celebration of life gathering from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, both to be held at Einan’s at Sunset in Richland, WA. Barbara will be cremated and a simple graveside gathering will be held on May 21, 2022 at 2:00pm where she will be returned to the earth.
My husband and I sincerely are sadden about Barbara’s early death. We are grateful that we meet Barbara 30 years ago when she married Mark’s first cousin, Scot. We attended their wedding where I remember her youngest son running and crying for his Mommy as she and Scot were leaving for their honeymoon. We live on the west side of the Cascade Mtns. With our own little family and life as it happens, would only get to see Scot and Barbara once in a great while. We always stayed in touch as Mark and Scot grew up together and were close. The times we did get to visit we enjoyed Barbara’s easy going personality, her laughter, and smile. I was amazed that they took on the responsibility of caring for her mother and she was planning on taking on caring for Scot’s Dad when the time came and it did.
We were glad we were able to attend her funeral and hear the stories her sons shared. As a mother myself, I know Barbara valued and cherished every single moment with her family whether or not you fell asleep at her home, Adam. Memories were made and just having you there would have meant the world to her. Don’t feel guilty. Embrace her memory.
I hope you all find peace and comfort because Jesus lives and she is in his presence.
Love, The McKenzies