Barbara "Bobby" Jean (Probst) BrownApril 28, 1937 ~ July 3, 2017 (age 80)
Age 80, passed peacefully on July 3rd 2017 in Tigard Oregon.
Barbara is survived by her husband of 61 years Norman Brown,their six children,and nine grandchildren. Son's Randy, Douglas, Steven (Leilani), Michael (Christa), David (Narda) and daughter Amy (Tom). Grandchildren Jessica, Amber, Justin,Vanessa, Spencer, Christopher, Perry, Levi,and Dash.
Barbara was born on April 28,1937 in Portland Oregon to Beatrice and Robert Probst. She graduated from Washington High School in 1955. While in High School, Barbara was a member of the rally squad, a member of the All City/Northwest Choirs,and was in the lead role in her senior play. Barbara was elected Vice President and selected by the student body to represent Washington High School as a member of the Rose City Festival court. After graduation,she attended NW Business School.
Barbara married Norman Brown on March 17, 1956. They moved from Portland to Harbor Beach, Michigan then to Park Forest Illinois where they lived for several years and started their family before moving back to Oregon and eventually living in Corvallis for over 40 years. It's here where she set her roots as a wife, mother, and extended mother to her children's friends. She spent years shuffling her kids and their friends from gymnasiums and fields across town,all the while she made sure there was a delicious meal on the table for her family and any friends that happened to be at her home.Barbara became a staple most Tuesdays,Thursdays and Friday nights cheering for the Corvallis High Spartans watching her children and their friends play sports.Saturdays where normally spent supporting the Oregon State Beavers,never missing a game rain or shine. Barbara cherished and loved her time with all her Grandchildren. She was a dedicated daughter of Christ who lived each day in celebration of His gift
to her and her family. She was a longtime member of NW Hills Baptist Church in Corvallis. Barbara loved spending devotional time each day reading scripture and applying her learnings to her life and her
children's lives. Barbara's love as a wife, mother, and grandmother came from her wonderful heart, fueled by her love of Christ and passion to continually give to others. Her advice was always loving, compassionate and strong. Barbara also had a love for animals, walks in the sun, baking and gardening. She will be missed by many.
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