Barbara Delepine Prisco, of Salem, Ore., passed away on March 24, 2009, at the age of 85. Barbara was born in Portland, Ore., on Sept. 23, 1923, to Sheridan and Ruth Delepine. She grew up in Hood River and graduated from Hood River High School as salutatorian in May 1941.
She lived many years in the Bay area, raising her family and working for the postal service, and later moved to the Northwest.
Barbara enjoyed painting seascapes, crafts, all types of dancing, traveling in her motor home, gardening, playing games with the family, reading and collecting antiques. Her favorite trip was a one-year trip all around the United States in the motor home.
She was a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sheridan and Ruth Delepine; brothers, David and Kay Delepine; sister, Jean Delepine; daughter, Linda Green Sharp; sons, John Saenz and David Wade; and grandson, Michael Saenz.
She is survived by her brother, John Delepine, of Hood River; sisters, Elizabeth Delepine Day, of Lancaster, Calif., and Molly Delepine Miller, of Salem, Ore.; daughters, Janet Green Rich (Jeff), Susan Saenz Morse (Dennis), Nancy Saenz Witte, Molly Saenz Ericson and Marianne Wade; and son, Dale Delepine Wade.
Barbara had 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Restlawn Funeral Home, 201 Oak Grove Road N.W., Salem, OR 97304; 503-585-1373; www.reslawnfh.com.
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