Barbara "Barb" Thorne

October 30, 1949-December 24, 2023


Last updated 2/27/2024 at 10:36am

Barb Thorne

Our beloved mother, Barbara "Barb" Thorne, passed away on December 24, 2023, at the age of 74, in her hometown of Sisters. She was surrounded by the love of her close-knit family. Her battle with cancer over the last 8 years showed her courage in facing life's challenges, and her unwavering faith in God. She left a legacy of faith and love to her family and friends.

Barbara was born on October 30, 1949, in Everett, Washington, to parents Bill and Mildred Dady, and was raised with brother Bruce Dady. As a child, Barb enjoyed summer camping trips with her family, playing the accordion, and her family's many traditions. In high school she enjoyed being a part of her school's drill team. After high school she went to college at Western Washington University and graduated with her teaching degree. Soon after she accepted her first teaching job at Mukilteo School District in Mukilteo, Washington. Barb continued her career in education for the next 31 years.

In 1983 Barb became the mother of Sarah and shortly after of Elise. She raised her daughters in Selah, Washington, as she continued her career in education until she retired.

In 2017, she moved to Sisters, so that she could be surrounded by her family. She enjoyed spending a lot of time with her grandchildren, attending many women's Bible studies, volunteering at Habitat for Humanity Restore, writing cards of encouragement to those she loved, and staying in touch with her prayer group from Washington.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Mildred Dady, and her brother Bruce Dady. She is survived by her daughters Sarah (Jeff) and Elise (David), and by her 6 grandchildren Auryn, Kadence, Ozzy, Zander, Willa, and Luca.

Barb will be honored in a small church celebration of life on March 9, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., at Sisters Community Church in Sisters. All are welcome.


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