Claire Esther Barnum: Oct. 6, 1981 – Jan. 26, 2022

Claire Esther Barnum, 40, of Springfield, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 26, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones.

Claire was born in Astoria on Oct. 6, 1981, to Paul and Sibyl Barnum. The family moved to Springfield in 1987. Claire graduated from Springfield High School in 2000 and the University of Oregon in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in education.

She worked in numerous roles at EWEB for 15 years. Most recently she was executive director of Downtown Eugene Inc. and a consultant to the Commercial Investment Division of Lane . . .