Barbara Fine


Barbara Fine
Dec. 24, 1931 - July 13, 2011

Barbara Rose Fine, 79, passed away July 13, 2011, at Caring Hands in College Place. She was born in Seattle, on Dec. 24, 1931. As an infant, she, and her brother Billy were adopted by William R. Beaver and Margaret V. (Fullerton) Beaver. Her mother died when Barbara was 13 years old. Barbara grew up in Walla Walla and had numerous friends and family, she was a devoted daughter.

Barbara attended elementary school at St. Patrick's Catholic School and graduated with honors from Wa-Hi in 1950. She was an excellent student and a member of many academic and social clubs. Barbara attended Gonzaga University where she was involved in the Glee Club, Kappa Ki Sororety and served as Homecoming Princess. She made many lifelong friends that she kept in touch with over the years.

Barbara married Truman Winnett and had three children, Craig, Kimberly, and Lisa. They were later divorced. She married Jackie Fine and they had a daughter, Jacqueline. They were divorced. Barbara raised her children while working as a legal secretary for Charles Snyder. After his retirement, she went to work for Minnick Hayner Law Office.

Barbara had a wonderful sense of humor and had many Bridge friends that were a valuable support system. She also enjoyed, gambling, playing on the computer, dancing, shopping, sewing, traveling and spending time with friends and family. She had a
special devotion and dedication to the Catholic Church. Her children and grandchildren were a great source of pride. She was talkative, sensitive, and energetic. She will be remembered as a gifted, caring and tolerant person who was fun to be around. She will
be missed by all who knew her.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Kim Fine of Walla Walla, Lisa Richards (Brad) of Touchet and Jackie Slater (Scot) of Hawaii; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother Billy, her son Craig and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be a rosary at St. Patrick's Church on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 7 p.m., a memorial
Mass on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11 a.m., a gathering will follow in the parish hall.


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