Barbara Jo (Holden) Adams June 8, 1948 – March 15, 2022 Barb died after a courageous 22 month battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. She was surrounded by love, family, best friends and the thoughtful care of Legacy Hospice. Barb was born in Salem, OR (Ed and Bettie Holden), attended South Salem HS, and Western Oregon College.
Barb worked for the OR Dept of Emergency Mgt, assisted Ron in the OR Legislature and with the West Linn School District (WLHS, Art Tech HS, and Athey Creek). She also volunteered for just about every task that included kids and education.
She is survived by brother Mike Holden (Bonnie) in Lincoln City; husband Ron; sons Bryce (Sara) in Portland and Bradley (Tara) with granddaughter Olivia in Reedsport. Her extended family, Lynn (Pat), Scott (Cristie), Nicole (Rich), grandson Tanner (Mariah) and grandaughter Sydney (Titus) were so helpful during her illness and loved as her own.
Barb’s ‘girl’ friends were precious to her – not just during this illness marathon, but always - ready with a lunch invitation, ice cream, shopping trip, or just hanging out and laughing over (maybe real) escapades. (FRIENDS FOREVER - no names to protect the innocent.)
A memorial will be held when outdoor weather allows.
Donations may be made to Heifer International (a special program to Barb for years) PO Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203 or the Adams Family Endowed Scholarship through the Lions Foundation of West Linn 501(c)3. LFWL, Inc 19363 Willamette Dr. #220 West Linn, OR 97068. LFWL