January 16, 1922 – September 30, 2010
Barbara Tait Schwarzenbach Mesa, Arizona
Barbara Tait Schwarzenbach passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the Joan and Diana Hospice Home in Kingman, Arizona.
Barbara was born January 16, 1922 in Des Moines, Iowa the daughter of Dr. John and Florence (Lingenfelter) Tait.
Barbara attended schools in Des Moines and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1940 and Drake University in 1944. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, P.E.O. Sisterhood and Daughters of the American Revolution. She taught ART in the Public Schools in Iowa, California and Des Plaines, Illinois for several years.
Barbara married Jean W. Schwarzenbach in June 1971. They enjoyed traveling which included many trips abroad. Later they retired to Leisure World in Mesa, Arizona.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Jean; parents, Dr. John and Florence Tait; sister, Norma Tait and her grandparents.
Survivors include step-son, Bill (Mickie) Schwarzenbach of Stovington, Connecticut; two step-daughters, Sally (Richard) Beshack of Cincinnati, Ohio and Sue Schwarzenbach of Skokie, Illinois; step-grandchildren, Bradley Schwarzenbach of Hudson, Maryland and Kristine Schwarzenbach of Stovington, Connecticut and several cousins.
Graveside services will be held at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
A Memorial service will be held at Leisure World Lakeside Club House in Mesa, Arizona on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.