Barbara Ann Lynch, 93, of John Day passed away Nov. 10 at Valley View Assisted Living in John Day. Arrangements have been entrusted to Driskill Memorial Chapel.
Barbara was born July 3, 1925, to Ivie and Emily Cunningham in Des Moines, Iowa. The family moved to Alexandria, Virginia, when she was 1 year old. On Oct. 24, 1942, at the age of 17, Barbara married Robert (Bob) G. Lynch who, at the time, was a captain in the U.S. Army. Following World War II, the family relocated to Whittier, California.
Barbara was a hospital volunteer and earned a degree in library sciences in addition to being a full-time mom to three children. Her favorite activities included gardening, camping, reading and collecting figurines, dish sets, cookie jars and other collectibles. Bob and Barbara moved to Folsom, California, in 1997 where Bob passed away in November 2010. Barbara moved to John Day in May of 2017 to an assisted living facility in order to be close to her son, Bryan Lynch.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Glen Lynch of Peoria, Arizona, and Bryan Lynch of Canyon City; daughter, Karen Todd of Grass Valley, California; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Barbara will reside with her husband at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California.
To offer online condolences to the family, please visit www.driskillmemorialchapel.com.