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Barbara "Barbie" Edra Ackley

May 24, 1961 - Aug 30, 2017
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Barbara “Barbie” Edra Ackley, 56, passed away at her home in Yakima on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, due to stage 4 colon cancer.  She was born on May 24, 1961 in Myrtle Point, Oregon to Billie Pierce and Murlen Roberts.  Barb attended Mariner High School then went on to beauty school.  She eventually attended Yakima Valley Community College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Barb became a 6th grade social studies teacher at Wapato Middle School.  Barb loved to teach, go to church, read, watch movies, and share laughs with others. Barb will be remembered for her quick-witted jokes, perseverance, spirit of adventure, contagious laugh, and loving personality.  
 
Barb is survived by her husband of 32 years, Rodney, and their children, Rebecca, Katie, Brian, and her sister Deanna, and brother, Robert, as well as nieces, nephews, and other family members.  Barbara was a great mother, wife, and friend to anyone who needed one.
 
A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, September 16th at 11:00AM at West Valley Missionary Church (11107 Wide Hollow Rd., Yakima, WA 98908), followed by a reception.  Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the loving life that Barbara lived.
 

 

 

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Funeral service

Sep 16, 2017:11:00 a.m.

West Valley Missionary Church

11107 Wide Hollow Rd, Yakima

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