Barbara J. (Rivett) Furlong

Passed away on March 3, 2013

Passed away on March 3, 2013. A lifelong devotee of dance, Barbara graduated from Edison Technical School in Seattle, and continued her studies with the Cornish School of Ballet and was a lead dancer with the Seattle Aqua Theatre in Greenlake. Barbara moved to New York City and studied under the direction of George Balanchine and Martha Graham, and continued dancing with the St. Louis Dance Theatre.

Preceded in death by son Ricky; and survived by son Bob (Sarah); and daughter Debby (Mark); and granddaughters: Daisy, Colleen and Catherine. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 1:30 pm at The Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155. In lieu of flowers, please donate to an animal charity or rescue of your choice.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 23, 2013

Barbara J. (Rivett) Furlong

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Joyce Moldskred

March 11, 2013

In meeting Barbara just a few times, it was easy to tell how kind and wonderful she was. In the family members she leaves behind, it is easy to see how her love and generosity has influenced each of them, and that is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. Continued thoughts and prayers ~ The Moldskred family.

Jill Espitia

March 8, 2013

My heart is broken to hear the news of your momma's passing. She was such an integral part of your family, always involved with the girls and around for all events. She was such a nice lady and fun to be around. So sorry for your loss. Please hold onto those fond memories you have of her, they are precious. Much love to you at this difficult time.

Annie Hawksford

March 7, 2013

We love you so much Debbie and family! Lots of prayers coming your way.
Love, the Hawksfords

p.s. I love that your mom was a dancer!

Maggie Hemmen

March 6, 2013

Barb was always a welcome sight at St. Mark events; she was such a sweet lady and always had a kind and generous word for everyone. My heart aches for her family, especially for my friend Debby, who has lost such a great source of love and support. Much love from the Hemmen family

Patricia Taitt

March 6, 2013

I am absolutely shocked to hear about the passing fo Barb, I have known her for many years through my friendship with Debby and she has always been so sweet and kind, I didn't see her too often but when my daughter was younger she would always send her something for her birthday even thought she had never met her and when she did finally met her a few years ago she gave her a gift then too. A horrible chill went throught me when I received Debby's email because I know how close she and her family was to her mother and my heart goes out to them. Patricia

Robert DeGroot

March 6, 2013

Barb has always had a special place in my heart, she will be missed no doubt by all those that her life has touched. My prayers and thoughts extend to her family for their loss.

March 6, 2013

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