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Barbara Jean Bylsma

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Barbara Jean Bylsma

Place of birth: Mt Vernon, Wa

Religious affiliation: Christian

Barbara Jean Bylsma was born in Mt Vernon Washington February 13, 1933  She departed this life March 23rd 2019, she was 86  Her first job was with Pacific NW Bell as a telephone operator.  Married Stanley R Graham in 1952 and bought a house in Shoreline Wa.  She went on to work in retail for several years.  Divorced in 1968 and a few years later married Jack Pryor, they were married 3 years before Jack passed of cancer.  Around 1975 while working at the Lucky Grocery store in Aurora Village she became acquainted with the Grandma Cookie salesman after he repeatedly used HER checkout line to buy “snacks”.  HIs name was Pat Bylsma, they married in July 1976.  Pat was the love of her life!  They loved to bowl, play cards or any games that someone brought to game night.  They loved to camp using Pat’s brothers motorhome, taking their grandchildren on all kinds of adventures.  Barbara and Pat were married until 1991 when Pat was lost to a heart attack.  Barbara loved children, having only 1 of her own was thrilled that Pat had 3 AND a granddaughter Jessica.  She taught 5 year olds at the churches fellowship program for children.  

Funeral Notice Detail

Barbara was survived by 7 children in her life and numerous grandchildren.  After a fall 4 years ago she moved into the Sunny Hills Adult Home in Lynnwood Washington.  While in the hospital 4 weeks ago she said she wanted to return to Sunny Hills and pass at home.  After 3 weeks under Hospice Care she passed peacefully in her sleep on the morning of the 23rd.  In lieu of flowers please make a donation to: Hope Creek Charitable Foundation 4326 148th St SE Mill Creek, Wa. 98012 HopeCreekcf.org

A Memorial Service will be held at

Northshore Community Church

10301 NE 145th St

Kirkland , WA 98034

On: Apr 01, 2019 — At: 1:30 PM

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