Barbara Stambaugh


Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Juneau resident Barbara Ann Thatcher Stambaugh, 77, died Sept. 29, 2006, in Juneau.

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She was born May 5, 1929, to Irl and Abbie Thatcher, pioneer residents of Ketchikan. She attended school in Ketchikan, at the University of Washington, Washington State College and New York School of Interior Decorating. In 1961 she and her family moved to Juneau, where she worked for the Alaska Department of Revenue until she retired in 1982.

She played cello with the Juneau Symphony during its early years, was active with the Juneau Little Theater group, sang with the St. Paul Singers and devoted herself to painting after her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Stambaugh, and daughter, Jody Stambaugh.

She is survived by her sons, Irl and Gary Stambaugh; brother, Jack Thatcher; and grandchildren, John, Kevin, David and Tina Stambaugh.

At her request, she will be cremated, and there will be no services. A celebration of her life will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Parkshore Condo clubhouse.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juneau Hospice and Home Care.

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