Barbara Bea Powell passed away Wednesday, May 22, just 4 days prior to her 81st birthday at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Barbara was born May 26, 1932 in Rozell, Kansas to Frank and Lola Mae Powell. One of 6 children, Barbara left Kansas soon after she graduated from high school.
Barbara was a very hard worker and was very proud of her various jobs with different government agencies. While in the Grand Coulee area, she worked for the Bureau of Reclamation until her retirement.
Barbara is survived by sisters, Gloria Jean Thomas of Prescott Valley, Arizona, Wilda Grace Powell of Seattle, Washington and brother, James Dudley Powell of Green Valley, Arizona. She was predeceased by her parents, sister, Wanda Mae Allen and two brothers, Jack Edward Powell and Joseph W. Powell.
Barbara was a very private individual and lived a simple life. Those she counted as friends feel privileged to have known her. Neptune Society is honored to be assisting in Barbara’s final earthly journey. At her request, no services will be held.