Barbara Joan Haugen
1934 - 2020
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BARBARA JOAN WATSON HAUGEN
September 1, 1934 ˜ August 1,
2020

Barbara Joan Watson Haugen, 85, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Aug. 1, 2020 in Vancouver of ALS.
Barbara was born in Los Angeles, CA on Sept. 1, 1934 to Alfred and Kathryn Watson. She married Mathias Haugen on Oct. 25, 1958. She and her family moved to the Northwest in 1965 and settled in Vancouver in 1996.
Barbara’s joy was her family, her friends, and her church (LDS). She was a creative, happy, and loving person. Barbara was a gifted teacher who brightened the lives of children at church for almost five decades.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Christian and Russell; her grandchildren, Ashleigh and Amanda; her great-grandchild, Easton; and her brother, Bruce.
She was preceded in death by Matt, her husband of 44 years.
A private graveside memorial was held on Aug. 7, 2020 at Willamette National Cemetery.
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 17, 2020
Barbara was the sweetest lady. My girls and I loved visiting her because she was so funny! We got a kick out of her love for pigs. Every Tuesday was "Pig Tuesday" and she would always wear pig socks. She would tell us about her exercise classes she loved to attend and the friends she had there. Barbara was also my daughters' activity day leader. They loved her! She taught them how to do all kinds of fun crafts like thumb print cards. We all said we wanted to be like Barbara when we got older. We're so grateful we were blessed to know her.
Ondalynn Vance
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