Barbara Nan Saur
1929 - 2019
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November 6, 1929 ˜ April 28, 2019

Barbara Nan Saur, 89, died 28 April, 2019 at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA after complications from a hip fracture.
Mrs Saur was born 6 November, 1929 in Union, OR to Nan and Murray Jensen. In 1949, between the birth of her son and daughter, she gave birth to a second son; an angel by the name of Cline Henry, who passed shortly after birth. She realized her love of being a mother with the birth of her two surviving children, Murray and Nancy in her first marriage to Fred Preston. In 1966 she married Robert Saur and moved to Vancouver. After the death of Murray and Bob in 1985, Barb began studying at Clark College and discovered her love of working with disadvantaged women through Clark College Women’s Programs which she won an award for in 2004 as Woman of the Year. During this time she met, John Barker, the gentleman who would fill her later years with much love.
As her family knows her love of poetry and writing we pay this loving tribute to her:
Even as her body has passed
But within her to the last
Was that Beloved Light; the Love of Life.
Most assuredly, a Love of such Might.
And as it being only her body is gone,
Within those she touched,
Her Love and Light will live on.
She is survived by her love, John Barker and daughter, Nancy Furry and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. XWe all love you, Bobbie!
Services will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on May 18, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.
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Published in The Columbian on May 7, 2019.
12:30 PM
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May 17, 2019
I will surely miss Barb's hugs, smiles and knowing winks. Her wisdom helped guide me and her generosity filled my heart.
May 12, 2019
Barb came into my life when I was 15 years old and became my Step-Grandma when I was 16. As a young adult, she was an inspiration to me. She was very intelligent, always made you feel special, and was a really classy lady! She left an impression on me. She was always optimistic and helped many people be the best person they could be. She inspired people to try. And she was strong in her love for her family. I feel blessed for her to have been a part of my life. Rest in peace sweet Grandma Barbie.
Kim Block
May 7, 2019
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My grandmother Barb was a light to so many lives. We have been blessed with her presence on Earth. Grandma was such a strong, independent and courageous woman. I am honored to have her inspiration in life. She will be greatly missed but forever remain in our hearts and minds.
Amber Peterson
May 4, 2019
Barb was an inspiration and great friend and mentor. I will miss her wisdom, warm smile and supportive hugs.
Joyce Gerkens
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