Zeller Chapel of the Roses

2107 NE Broadway ST, Portland, OR


Barbara Anne Hadley

April 18, 1952June 19, 2020

Barbara Anne Hadley, resident of Portland, Oregon, after over 3 months of courageous struggle to overcome hospitalization for renal failure and seizures, Barb was able to come home and enjoy 6 more weeks of happy living. She passed away peacefully of natural causes in her own bed.

Barbara was born to Glenn Edwin and Bernadine Koyer Wabel in Quincy, IL, growing up in Glen Ellyn, IL and graduating from Glenbard West HS. Barb was a home maker and a working actress for the Troutman Agency. She did print work and was in the movie Short Circuit and others.

Barb was the beloved wife of John William Hadley for over 46 years. She will be remembered by her sister Janet Rawlings, her brother-in-law Dennis Rawlings, her nieces, Diana (Brett) Bever, Christine (Jerry) Pottinger and Jamie (Rick) Berendes as well as grand niece Alexandra Berendes and grand nephews Austin Berendes and Jacob and J.P. Pottinger, all of the Ft. Myers, FL area. Also by her niece Amy Wheaton and nephews Gary McNair and Scott McNair and families of Foley Alabama area.

Barb loved art and music and traveled the world with family and friends. She had a wonderful and unique sense of humor and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A small service in Maui, Hawaii will be arranged when it is safe to travel again.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Laurie Schultz Gatley

July 6, 2020

My Dear Wabe (Barb) and all,

Barb has been my friend and cohort in life since we were young teens just blossoming into High School. We spent our formative years together, creating fabulous adventure and had incredible tales to tell. We had bellies full of laughter, and years of crazy-fun. We studied, partied, played, and disobeyed, and experienced a blessed youth until we were freed from the bonds of that long and tedious containment called ‘High School’ … We were finally FREE!

This freedom moved us to LA, getting the heck out of Chicago! We discovered much spiritual growth and exposure to the ‘new age’ learning and maturing into young adults. We were ‘in the flow’ of the Hippie movement, and were drawn up the Pacific Coast to find the ‘promised land’ in Oregon. (While BiIl went to college to get his MBA at OSU!) Although we always had lessons to learn, we kept humor, music, travel, art, and entertainment a main focus.

Even though our paths went in different directions in the later years, Barb has always remained a part of me, and I will always hold her precious in my heart. I am so very grateful that we spoke before her passing and we told each other “I love you’. It meant the world to me, and gave me peace.

I send much love and care for Bill, and to Barb’s sister, nieces, friends and family.

With heartfelt condolences and deep warmth,
Laurie Schultz Gatley

Sharon Spence

June 27, 2020

My brother, Rick Fletcher, and I send our heartfelt condolences to Barb's family.
she was a wonderful friend to us, and we will always remember her.

Christine Rawlings Pottinger

June 26, 2020

Growing up you were many things to me. You were a mysteriously beautiful free spirit, you were hilarious and full of life, you were sometimes sad and dark, you had an unsurpassed love for felines and the best laugh ever. A true Aries spirit for sure with a sensitive soul ❤️
You’ve left us far far too soon but I know you’re still with me in many ways.
Love always,
Christine, Jerry, Jacob & JP
Violet, Scarlett, Ellie & Ash

mary jaquish

June 25, 2020

So sorry for your loss, please let me know if I can do anything for you and the family. your cousin, mary

Debbie Steeples

June 24, 2020

I remember our visits in Glenn Ellen every summer. I felt like we were very special. I often think of the last time we spoke, the family reunion in Quincy. I wish we had kept in contact more. Love you and miss you already. My heart is broken.

Jamie Berendes

June 22, 2020

Aunt Barbara,
The time that we spent together was always special to me. I wish so much you had lived closer. I would’ve loved for Alex and Austin to have gotten to know you better. You will be missed so much. As Diana said, feel free to haunt us!
We love you,
Jamie, Rick, Alexandra and Austin ❤️

Carol Young

June 22, 2020

I miss our walks, (we hiked the entire wildwood trail) our mead making, our bread making in heels because we were both short. Our telephone talks during commercials on tv shows. Our many travels together including Italy, Greece, visiting your parents in Florida and showing me where you grew up in Illinois. Few moments in my life have been as happy as the ones I spent laughing with you! I love and miss you.

Yvonne Austin

June 22, 2020

I cherish all the loving memories I have of our time together when we were younger. Rest In Peace. Gone too soon.

Janet Rawlings

June 22, 2020

You were my first friend. My only sister. Even though we lived far apart, when we spoke or got together, it was like no time had passed. You could make me laugh like no one else.
You were beautiful, funny, irritating, smart, stubborn, loving, bull headed, and one of the kindest people I’ve ever known.
I miss you.
RIP my sweet baby sister.
Love Always,

Diana Rawlings Bever

June 22, 2020

Aunt Barbara, you were a beautiful soul. We are so sad you left us so soon. Thank you for all the wonderful, fun memories. Feel free to haunt us. You will be greatly missed.

Much love,
Diane & Brett