June 27, 1923 — Sept. 29, 2013
Barbara Pendell was born June 27, 1923, in Bend, Ore., to Kenneth N. and Vivian J. Damon. She attended high school in Klamath Falls, Ore., in 1941. Later she enrolled in Klamath Beauty School and worked in the beauty profession for 10 years.
In 1945, she married Bob Richardson in Vancouver, Wash. They moved to Ashland, Ore., in 1946. Barbara was an avid archer. For two years she was the secretary and treasurer for the Oregon Bow Hunters, and participated in indoor and outdoor archery tournaments. Also in deer hunting, she has two “bucks” in the record book. Barbara was a national archery instructor and spent many hours teaching archery to children as well as adults. She worked for the city of Ashland, Ore., for 10 years as a utility billing clerk, relief switchboard operator and cashier.
On April 5, 1975, she and Al Pendell were married in Ashland, Ore. They moved to Walla Walla in November of 1981. She was a member of Pioneer United Methodist Church, where she was active in United Methodist Women. She enjoyed greeting people at church with a hug.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Al Pendell, who died Dec. 5, 2003. Survivors include her children, Gary Richardson of Stanwood, Wash., Teresa Merwin of Medford, Ore., Emory Richardson of Beaverton, Ore., Donald Richardson of Central Point, Ore., John Richardson of White City, Ore.; step-daughter, Kathy Bagliere of Reno; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a very special family, Russ, Sherry, Derek, Devin, Darci, Kylie and Karson White of Walla Walla; and one sister, Shirley Pontouw of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Memorial service well be held Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Pioneer United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the youth group at Pioneer United Methodist Church.