Barbara Elaine Banks

Died: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017


10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
Location: Burns Mortuary

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
Location: Olney Cemetery

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Barbara Elaine Banks of Pilot Rock, OR passed away on February 13, 2017, at Kadlec Hospital in Richland, Washington. Viewing will be held Monday, February 20, 2017, from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Graveside services at Olney Cemetery will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:00 am. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara was born in St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon on February 12, 1946 to Melvin and Hazel (Doty) Banks. She grew up and attended high school in Pendleton.

After high school, Barbara worked at Eastern Oregon State Hospital in Pendleton. She later lived in The Dalles and Portland for a short time before moving to Vancouver, Washington. She was a homemaker for many years while raising her children. From Vancouver she moved to Puyallup, Washington then to Eaton, Washington. She returned to Pendleton in 1982.

She worked as a bartender in Ukiah, Pilot, and Pendleton. Throughout the years she worked out of the home as a beautician. She also loved doing ceramics and sold some of her best pieces. She enjoyed working in her yard. She loved having a beautiful yard. She loved camping, hunting, and the mountains.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Barbara is survived by daughters McKindrea Breazeale of College Place, WA, and Amber (Joe) Bicondoa of Buckley, WA. Grandchildren: Jamarr (Alyssa) Breazeale of Pendleton, OR; Jericho Breazeale of Pendleton, OR; Michon Breazeale of Walla Walla, WA; McKayla Ortega of College Place, WA; Megan Kelly of Puyallup, WA; Erin Kelly of Seattle, WA; and Rachel Kelly of Tacoma, WA: Great grandchildren; Bradley Breazeale, Avangelia Salinas, Emma Star, Waylon Breazeale, Eita Breen, and Erin Breen: Sisters Gearaldine Wakerlig of Pendleton and Robin Colvin of Walla Walla Wa: Brothers James Banks of Pendleton and William Banks of Anchorage, AK.

She was preceded in death by sons: Lewis Breazeale and Colten Arbogast; sisters Sarah Hausladen and Jacqueline Banks and parents Melvin and Hazel Banks.

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