June 5, 1935-Dec. 11, 2003

HERMISTON - Barbara Ann Carpenter, 68, of Hermiston, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2003.

A memorial service will be held later.

Mrs. Carpenter was born June 5, 1935, at Cruthersville, Mo., to Lila and Ronald Smith. She attended school at Baker, and in 1954, she married Robert Carpenter at Baker.

From 1979 until 1982, she was employed at Lamb-Weston in the Hermiston area, from 1983-1985, she worked in maintenance at Juniper Apartments, then worked as a home caregiver until her retirement in 1998.

Survivors include her son, Randy Carpenter of Hermiston; daughters, Jeanie Overbay of Vale, Sharon Carpenter of Baker, and Brenda Dix of Haines; brothers, Bob Smith of Hermiston; sisters, Virginia Stuart of La Grande; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Carpenter, by her parents, Lila and Ronald Smith, by her sister, Jeanie Hazelwood, and by brothers, Buddy Smith and Berry Smith.

Remembrances may be made to the family through Randy Carpenter, P.O. Box 1676, Hermiston, OR 97838.

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