Barbara Ann Blinco Sparks

July 28, 1926June 30, 2019

On Sunday, June 30, 2019, our beautiful and loving Mother passes away at the age of 92. Born July 28, 1926 in Portland, OR, Barbara attended Lewellen grade school, Washington High School, and the University of Oregon. In 1948 she married Milton C. Sparks of Estacada, OR. He passed away June 29, 1996. She is survived by her son, Scott (Karen) of Tualatin, OR; daughter, Susan (Tim) Hennessy of Beaverton, OR; sister-in-laws, Pegge Blinco, and Starly Hodges; and her nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Milton, and her brother Charles Stanley Blinco, in 2008. In keeping with the wishes of Barbara, there will be no funeral service. A private burial has taken place.


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Barbara Ann Blinco Sparks

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Rich Rogers

July 14, 2019

When I was a very young man and just starting in the Insurance business, I had the privilege of handling both the business and personal insurance for Milt and Barbara. It was a wonderful experience and over a number of years I was able to realize what a truly gracious lady Barbara was and how she helped Milt with the business. My only regret is that when she would pop into my mind I didn't take the time to call her. They had placed a great deal of confidence in me and in return I did everything I could to be sure that their coverage was correct and return the respect for them. What a lovely lady with such grace! I know that she will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Rich Rogers