Barbara Jean Royal

Born: Mon., Nov. 13, 1922
Died: Thu., Sep. 2, 2010

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Barbara Jean Royal - a resident of Pendleton, Oregon, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2010 in Pendleton. She was 87 years old. Viewing will be held Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and. at Burns Mortuary, Pendleton, OR. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Frist Presbyterian Church of Pendleton - Nursery Program directly or through Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Send condolences to the family through the online guestbook at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Barbara Jean Royal was born November 13, 1922 at Walla Walla, Washington to Merle and Marjorie Hays Fine. The Fines made their home in Prescott, Washington. Barbara attended schools in Prescott and graduated from Prescott High School in 1940. After High School, Barbara attended Northwestern Business College in Spokane, Washington. Following business college she was employed in Post Engineers Office, Walla Walla Air Base during WWII. It was here she met Walter Wayne Royal and they were married September 5, 1943. After WWII they made their home in Walla Walla until 1953 when they moved to Portland, OR and lived there until 1956. In 1956 they moved to Pendleton, Oregon. During the early years in Pendleton, Barbara was busy raising their 5 children. Later, she was employed by her church - First Presbyterian, in their preschool program. She worked in this program for fourteen years and retired in 1980. Barbara enjoyed her home responsibilities, her family, sewing, gardening, and traveling. Her primary concern was always that her family's needs were taken care of. Following her husband's retirement in 1981 they did much traveling. They traveled throughout the United States and spent several winters in Florida, Arizona and California. Barbara was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and served on the Board of Deacons for several years. Survivors today include: her Husband Wayne, at the home, Sons; Gregory wife Diane, Mark wife Marla of Pendleton, OR, Gordon wife Gaylene of LaGrande, OR, Daughters; Ann Lamphere husband Steve of Roseburg, OR and Carol Thomson husband Jim of Spokane, WA; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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Kathi & Eric Schulze
   Posted Fri September 03, 2010
Dearest Wayne, Ann, Greg, Mark, Carol, and Gordon, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Barbara was so very wonderful. Samantha and I were blessed at visiting her a few days ago, and we shared laughs, smiles, and hugs. I have many fond memories. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Pat & Al Pierson
   Posted Sat September 04, 2010
Uncle Wayne and Family May your memories and the Lords comforting power sustain you at this time of loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

John Rolstad
   Posted Sat September 04, 2010
My thoughts and prayers for the family.Though I have only known Carol,Mark and Greg.

Cheryl Brede Lorang
   Posted Sun September 05, 2010
I'm sorry for your lose. I have very respectful memories of Barbara. She worked with my mother for many years & was a dear friend to our family. God bless you all for the care & love to her until her passing. She will be missed. Love, Cherrie

Claudia, Sid, and Sue
   Posted Sun September 05, 2010
Uncle Wayne and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Barbara. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God give you comfort and strength.

Amy & Dale Freeman
   Posted Tue September 07, 2010
To the Royal famiy, We just want you to know how sorry we are for your loss. I have many fond memories - from MANY, MANY years ago - spending the night with Carol. Barbara, or should I say Mrs. Royal - that is what I called her - was always so nice to me. I loved her laugh. I know you will all miss her dearly, but in time, hopefully, all your wonderful memories will replace the sadness you are feeling now. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Amy and Dale Freeman

Dick & Carolyn Coller
   Posted Tue September 07, 2010
Carol, Jimmy and Family We are deeply saddened to learn of your mothers death. Her passing will leave a great void in the hearts of all that have been fortunate enough to know her. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope that our words may somehow bring you stength and comfort during this difficult time. Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always ner, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Carol Ann Meyrs
   Posted Tue September 07, 2010
Dear Royal Family, Was sorry to see in the UB about your Mothers passing. I have often wondered where all you kids were. I don't know if you would remember me but I lived next door to Marg Case when I was growing up. I remember Greg, Mark & Gordon visiting their Grandparents. I remember your Mom & Dad well. My deepest sympathy.

Pat and Joyce Kohls
   Posted Wed September 08, 2010
Dear Royal Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We know it will be difficult for you and sympathize with the range of emotions you have to deal with at this time. Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Love, Pat and Joyce Kohls

Thomas C. Royal
   Posted Wed September 08, 2010
Dear Uncle Wayne, Ann, Greg, Mark, Carol, and Gordon, I am very sorry to hear of the recent lose of Aunt Barbara. Although, we have had very little contact over the years I do remember meeting Aunt Barbara, Uncle Wayne, Carol and Gordon at our family reunion at my Dad and Mom's in Dunedin, Florida in 1976 and some of the subsequent visits you made to Florida. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

..Clifford Van Sickle
   Posted Thu September 09, 2010
To the Royal family, We are sorry for the loss of your Mother Carol,Mark,Greg,Gordon My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. May memories,time family,friends help you in the healing process through this difficult time. Our sincere condolences.

Penny Jo McLean
   Posted Sat September 11, 2010
To Greg and Family; My sincere condolences to you and your family.I know it is a very difficult time now, and our prayers are with you. We just lost Dad this week also, and it has been very hard. Take care, Penny Jo McLean

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