Barbara Folkenberg


Barbara Folkenberg
Jan. 11, 1917 - July 1, 2011

Barbara Andross Folkenberg passed away July 1, 2011, in Dayton, Maryland. She was the widow of Stanley Folkenberg and a descendant of the Miller and Andross families who lived in Milton-Freewater/Walla Walla area during the last two centuries.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 8, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.

She is survived by three children, Robert S., Donald L., and Barbara Jean and their families; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was born in Glendale, Calif., on January 11, 1917, and met Stanley Folkenberg while they were students at Pacific Union College in Northern California. They were married June 5, 1938, and began 24 years of mission service in Latin America and Europe. They also spent many years in pastoral and evangelistic ministry in California, New York, and Washington state. While in New York, Barbara completed her college education and earned a master's degree in teaching English as a second language. While in Europe she learned German and French in order to lead out in Bible studies. Her spiritual life and witness was extraordinary. She each spent many hours every day in Bible and devotional studies.

When they retired they settled in Spokane and continued ministry until Stanley passed away in October of 1991. Barbara moved to Washington, D.C. to be close to her children and then moved with them to Smith Mountain Lake, in southern Virginia, where she spent the last ten years.

Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S Main, Milton-Freewater, Ore., is in charge of arrangements.


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