Barbara Jean Anderson
February 26, 1968 – May 2, 2018
Barbara was born February 26, 1968 and lost her battle with colon cancer on May 2, 2018.
She grew up in the Lynwood/Edmonds area and graduated from Lynnwood High School in 1986. She married Tim Anderson on April 8, 2000 and resided in Redmond, WA. In 2002 their family grew with the birth of twins, son Wyatt and daughter Linnea. In 2005, they moved to Grayland, WA and in 2006 their family grew once more with the birth of daughter Katie.
Barb’s love of all children was evident in her work with the Ocosta School district in Westport, and, in partnership with the South Beach Christian Center, with the energy she put forth in making the Children’s Church and “Accelerate” program for all children in the Westport/Grayland area so enjoyable and successful. Her love of children continued when she moved to Everett and was employed at Serene Lake Elementary and Challenger Elementary Schools, her “dream job” as she described it. She loved all things Disney, especially trips to Disneyland, and was a HUGE FAN of the Everett Silvertips Hockey Team (GO TIPS!!); she seldom missed a home game.
Barb is survived by her three children, Wyatt, Linnea and Katie; parents, Mother Mary Bueing and Stepfather Rick Bueing, Father Barbo Kulle and “Bonus Mom” Bonnie Kostic, brother Cliff VanHorne, step sisters Debbie Ward (Derek), and Renee Bueing, step brother Randy Bueing and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many good friends. Services will be at Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, WA 98036 on May 12 at 1:00 p.m.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Providence Hospice and Home Care Foundation 2731 Wetmore Ave STE 500 Everett, WA 98201.
- Memorial Service Saturday, May 12, 2018
Barbara Jean Anderson
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May 8, 2018
I met Barb when my husband and I moved to Westport, WA in 2005. It had been a dream of ours to live on the beach and we finally made it! When we looked for some way to participate in the town, there was a local community group working on a festival and other ways to make a difference: the crazy, wacky, silly Rusty Scupper Pirates. At the first meeting I attended, there was Barb and Tim, the cutest young couple involved! As I got to know them I met their equally adorable twins, three-year old Wyatt and Linnea. That year we proceeded to make some of the happiest, most vibrant memories I have. We helped build a pirate ship, we did parades with it, we learned to make balloon swords for the kids and we dressed up as goofy pirates and did a Pirates' Ball. I remember the fun Barb was with the kids dressed as little scalawags and their eyes sparkling at the goings on. It was all hilarious, good fun and Barb and Tim were in the thick of it, along with the kids. Then along came Katie-a wonderful addition to "the Corniest Crew on the Coast!" The Pirates gave her a baby shower where she received pirate onesies and poems about the sea. Barb and Tim were both pleased and amused. While we were in Westport we felt that we'd found a family and Barb, Tim, Wyatt, Linnea, and Katie were a big part of that.
I'll always remember her as that happy, young Mother who was full of fun and willing to work at giving her family some opportunity for fun with a purpose too. She was giving and smart and funny, not to mention lovely. She had a great sense of humor - I dont think I've laughed so much since those happy pirate days.
After we left Westport , we stayed in touch learning that the kids went on to join a unicycle group, to surf, to be active in their church, and now that Wyatt plays hockey, all with the support of both their parents, who love unconditionally,
The world is a sadder place without you, May you rest in peace, Barb. We'll see you later.
May 4, 2018
Barb, Tips #1 Fan, and of course our #1 Grizzly fan! I am blessed to have had her for our precious two years. Hockey moms forever! I loved cheering with her and yelling at the opponents, refs and sometimes our own kids! I will miss her facial expressions! I miss that smile! She has the most beautiful and genuine smile! I could write forever so I will close with this... she was a true hockey fan. A fan and amazing mom of her kids in everything they did! A fighter! A wonderful, beautiful, loving, giving, compassionate, from the soul friend!
May 4, 2018
Hi Wyatt. This is Adam Baxter's Grandma Joan. Your Mom ALWAYS had a big grin on her face when I hugged you after every game and told you you were AWESOME! She was soooo proud of you - as everyone on the Team was/is! Nothing I can say will make you feel better....but know this...you are much loved...and so was your Mom!
Life is NOT fair but I KNOW that your Mom is looking down on you and your Sisters. She will keep watch over you forever!
Be Brave, be strong...like your Mom!
Grandma Joan Kadlec