Barbara Maeng Im "Barb" Janssen
1948 - 2021

May 5, 1948 ˜ September 12, 2021

Born May 5, 1948, in Incheon, South Korea, Barb passed away unexpectedly Sept. 12, 2021 from natural causes due to type 2 diabetes. Barb loved her flowers and garden, and gave away vegetables to every one. She will also be missed by her chickens. Barb was employed at Southwest Washington Medical Center for 35 years. As an environmental tech, Barb liked going on drives across the western US, Canada, and Alaska.
Barb was second oldest of three brothers and four sisters. Barb was preceded in death by her parents, Kil Kap Park and Ok Cha Kim. Barb has one son, Norman Kittleson, of Vancouver, WA. Barb is also survived by her husband, Jack, of 34 years. She will be missed. Services will be held at a later date.
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Barb was such a beautiful sweet person. Barb and I started at the hospital the same year. So many great memories with her. Going to miss her beautiful smile and kind soul. Love you Barb! My condolences to her family.
Kathy Stonelake Timmins
October 18, 2021
Barb worked with my Mom at the hospital for several years; she was always smiling, cheerful and she made my laugh with her awful jokes. She was one of Mom's very favorite people and for that reason, she is one of mine. My sincerest condolences to all of her family and friends.
Doug Rollins
October 13, 2021
Barbara was a very kind soul, I worked with her for many years, at Southwest Wa. Hospital. We enjoyed talking on the phone for hours, going to the casino, and shopping! She loved her son, Normi and her husband Jack, and all of her animals! She always shared her garden and her fruits! Love you Barb! RIP!
Bev Hermanson
October 10, 2021
Barb was a dedicated worker and had a beautiful smile. I am so sorry to hear of her early passing. She is missed by all who knew her.
Sandie Rogers
October 10, 2021
I worked with Barb for many years in ICU . she was so cheerful , kind and considerate . She will be missed, such a wonderful person. I enjoyed our bus rides to the casino occasionally . My condolences to her family and friends. We were very blessed to have her in our lives. Peace be with you.
Cindy Tofte
October 10, 2021
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