Obituaries & Tributes

Barbara Jo Prater

Barbara (Bobby Jo) Prater, 82, died peacefully in her sleep July 21 in Springfield, Oregon.

Barb was industrious, hopeful, and unfailingly positive. She enjoyed over 50 years of hiking and adventures with her husband, Bill, before his passing in 2010. Together they influenced many young peoples’ interests in the mountains. She lived a life of intellectual inquiry — from science to religion. BJ was passionate about Christian Science; she was involved in her church communities wherever she lived. She will forever be known for her beaming smile.

Barbara is survived by her brother Kenneth (Sharon) Sturgis, son Rex (Karen) Prater, daughter Sue (Don) Sayegh, grandson Jamie Sayegh, and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a virtual Celebration of Life on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.



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