Barbara Jean Nadeau

September 27, 1940February 8, 2021

Barbara Nadeau, 80, of Chandler, Arizona passed away peacefully Monday, February 8th, 2021. Barbara was born in Rockford Illinois to Jennie and Joseph Wall on September 27, 1940.

She moved with her family to Tempe Arizona where she grew up. She graduated from Tempe High School and Arizona State University. She met and fell in love with Robert Nadeau and they were married until his death in March 1981.

She later married Joseph Bates and became a beloved part of his family of many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joe and Barbara were together until his death in December 1999.

After graduating from college, she started teaching music in the Tempe Elementary Schools. She later taught 4th grade and retired after teaching for 32 years.

She loved all music but especially the piano which she started playing at a young age. She enjoyed traveling and taking cruises. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children Michale and Michael; her grandchildren Hannah, Joshua and Jonah; and her brother Roger.

Memorial services will be held at Arizona Community Church, Saturday, March 6th at 10:00am. Arizona Community Church is located at 9325 S Rural Rd, Tempe AZ 85284.

Condolences can be sent to 924 S. Sunset Court, Chandler, AZ 85225. Tributes to Barbara can be posted on

Donations can be made to Assisted Home Hospice.


6 March

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Arizona Community Church

9325 South Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85284


Barbara Jean Nadeau

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