Barbara Peterson



June 15, 1931 — Oct. 14, 2020

Barbara Belle Peterson, 89, of Weston, Oregon, passed away peacefully on Oct. 14, 2020, at her home.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Weston Cemetery, with Father Michael Fitzpatrick of St. Andrews Mission officiating.

Barbara Belle Peterson was born in Walla Walla, Washington, to Lee and Wavel Craigen on June 15, 1931. She graduated from Weston in 1949.

She held numerous administrative positions and then became the owner and operator of the Blue Mountain Tavern Inn until she retired.

She was also a member of the Eagles Club. Barbara enjoyed visiting with friends and family, sharing stories of past days and was always quick with a witty quote!

Barbara is preceded in death by her father, Lee Craigen, her mother, Wavel Craigen, and her sister, Rene Carson.

Barbara is survived by her sister, Roselee Gannaway; daughter, Dianna Gallaway; son, Ed (Debi) Kraft; daughter, Sheri (Kevin) Arnzen; son, Lorne (Lisa) Peterson; grandchildren, Jenny Hagey, Jason (Julie) Warner, Aaron (Morgen) Kraft, Angela Kraft, Jacob Arnzen, Joseph (Laura) Arnzen, Katie (Austin) Pendell, Tyler Peterson and Kayla Peterson; and four great-grandchildren.

Donations in lieu of flowers go to St. Andrews Mission or the Friends of the Weston Library.

Out of respect for the family, they ask that you please wear a mask and social distance if coming to the service.

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Sherri Henshall

To Barbara's family: I wanted to tell you how sad it made me to learn of Barb's passing. I really haven't seen her in many years, but I loved her dearly, and still thought of her as a friend. Sheri and I used to go visit her at her house in Weston. I always had such a good time when we did. She was such a character, and so much fun to be around. She always made me feel at home. May God walk with all of you and comfort you in this difficult time. May He dry your tears and always hear your prayers. When God made Babara, he broke the mold. She is one of a kind, and I know she will be missed by so many friends and family. God bless all of you.

Sincerely, Sherri Henshall


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