June 26, 1922 - Aug. 13, 2011
Barbara E. Levin of Weston, passed away Aug. 13, 2011, at the Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla at the age of 89 years. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater with Pastor Bill Dobos officiating. Concluding services and interment will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla.
Barbara E. Levin was born on June 26, 1922, the daughter of Luard L. and Rosella (Hamilton) Woodward in Lake Oswego, Ore. She moved to Walla Walla in 1923, attended Sharpstein School and graduated from Wa-Hi in 1939. Barbara attended Whitman College and was in the class of 1943. She was a member of Delta Gamma and Mu Phi Epsilon. Barbara married Ray Proctor on Oct. 22, 1942, before he was called to service in the US Army in World War II. Upon his return in 1946 they lived briefly in California, later returning to Walla Walla, where they farmed and raised quarter horses. They also lived in Prosser, Clarkston and Pullman, where she retired from Washington State University in 1983. Barbara then returned to Walla Walla to be near her son. Mr. Proctor died in 1997.
In 1998 she married Elmer C. Levin, a long time friend from her Sharpstein school days. They traveled to visit relatives in Scotland and their children in various locations in the States. In 2006 the couple bought a cabin up Weston Mountain and this became their permanent home. Barbara was a member of the Weston Community Church.
Survivors include her husband at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Linda Proctor of Kennewick, Michael and Mary Proctor of Mill Valley, Calif., and Jim and Jeanie Proctor of Gainesville, Texas; grandchildren, Julie Grant, Koby Jenkins, Kelli Proctor and Sarah McDowell; step-daughters, Gerry Rose of Walla Walla, Judy Seversen of Huntingtown, Md., and Magda Tucker of Vallejo, Calif.; four great-grandchildren and several step-great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.