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Katie Mason

Barbara Waters

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Barbara Waters. Collecting your stories and memories here will bring so much joy in the coming days and months. Please make an account and then you can post a story of your own! Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email...  see more

OBITUARY
Barbara Jean Waters passed from this life to her heavenly home on August 27th. She was born in 1949, in Bremerton, Washington. She was the third child of Dutch and Hjordes Waters and grew up in Winston, Oregon. She received all twelve years of schooling in the Winston-Dillard School District, graduating from Douglas High School as Valedictorian in 1967. She attended Oregon College of Education in Monmouth where she made many lifelong...  see more
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  • Gregory Teets
    In 2000, Barbara and Grandma Goose made the trip out to Iowa to help Elissa and I celebrate our summer birthdays. That was the year that we had a scavenger hunt all around the yard to find my birthday present. I believe that Barbara's creative energy was...  more
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    • Gregory Teets
      Ila Mae Gillett Greg, Thanks for sharing these pictures and your thoughts. I think Barbara enjoyed that scavenger hunt as much as anyone. She often told stories about that event and theri trip to Iowa.
      • October 8, 2021
  • Gregory Teets
    Going out to Oregon to visit Aunt Barbara, Bonnie, Ila Mae, and Grandma Goose were some of the most exciting adventures of childhood. In these photos we were visiting the Oregon coast June of 1993. Roasting hot dogs and celebrating my 3rd birthday.
  • Ruth Cunard
    Barbara sent me this picture many years ago in an email. I have held onto it for several reasons. This is the one time I remember her visiting Iowa and making us think she was the best aunt anyone could ever have. The mundane chores on the farm became...  more
  • Ila Mae Gillett
    Our last campout at Beverly Beach July 2019.
  • Wanda  McFarland
    Barbara loved having fun. Could be celebrating getting a cast off her foot, a walk with family or lining up the cooks at the family camp.
  • Ila Mae Gillett
    A picture of Barbara and Wanda. Notice the stool that she put in to make the picture special.
  • Ila Mae Gillett
    This one of my favorite pictures of BBI, AKA "The Aunts"
  • Ila Mae Gillett
    These are a few thought that I wrote down shortly after Barbara’s death. Barbara always prayed that all of her family and friends would get ready to meet her again in heaven. My prayer is the same.

    Thinking of Barbara 8/30/2021

    I watched the...  more
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  • Crystal Rath
    I think we can probably all agree that Barbara was the one that had us pose this way for the picture 🤣 I imagine she was the reason we were all smiling. What a classic!
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    • Crystal Rath
      Ila Mae Gillett Barbara loved to take pictures, but she was very particular about making her pictures special. She carefully chose her backgrounds and she had a special way of adding extra touches to make each picture unique.
      • September 8, 2021
  • Crystal Rath
    One of my favorite memories is when I was 13 and went to live with Grandma for 6 weeks to help her with exercises after she broke her hip. So many memories were made that trip but one of my favorite is the day we drove out to the coast and Barbara &...  more
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    • Crystal Rath
      Ila Mae Gillett Barbara loved to go to the coast! She always had ways of making each visit special. She never returned home without special rocks, driftwood, and/or shells. And she used her treasures to decorate indoors and outdoors.
      • September 8, 2021
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  • Ila Mae Gillett
    Sally sent me a link for this song after Barbara's death and it was a great blessing to me.
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    "How Can I Keep From Singing" from our ongoing Endless Praise project. A fresh take on hymns and worship songs. ★ FREE Downloads & CDs available - https://bit.ly/2tkaoLf ★ Check out our weekly FAMILY VLOG - https://bit.ly/2SFzY5y ★ SHOW YOUR SUPPORT - LI...
  • Katie Mason
  • Katie Mason
    One of the songs we sang at the graveside service on 09/03/21
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    Lindsay sings "Give Me Jesus" (by Fernando Ortega) in the Redwood Forest. #HerHeartSings ★ FREE Download & CDs available - https://bit.ly/2tkaoLf ★ Check out our weekly FAMILY VLOG - https://bit.ly/2SFzY5y ★ SHOW YOUR SUPPORT - LINKS BELOW... ★ ...
  • Katie Mason
    One of the things that Barbara did best was make the ordinary into an imagination adventure. We often cooked or baked, but if Barbara was involved, it turned into a magical, creative process. One of my favorite baking memories is when I was visiting...  more