Barbara Josephine Pearson Detjen passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully in her home in Edmonds, Washington on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
Barbara was born to Conrad Lawrence Alexander Pearson and Margaret Elna Caughey Pearson, June 3, 1941, in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1959. Barbara pledged Chi Omega at the University of Washington and graduated in June 1963. She met her soon-to-be husband, Richard Detjen, while they were both working at the University Book Store. They were married on July 11, 1963. After living in New Orleans and Seattle, they made their way to Kenmore where they raised their family and lived for over four decades.
Barbara was predeceased by her loving husband of 42 years, Richard Detjen. She was also predeceased by her brother, Conrad Lawrence Pearson (Patricia) and her granddaughter Kaitlin Nicole Maffett. Barbara is survived by her sister Margaret (“Peggy”) Lenore McGaffey (Charles) and brother James Campbell Pearson (Janet).
Barbara was blessed with five children. Her daughters: Deborah Margaret Hardin (Sean), Jennifer Aline Mehrer (Kurt), Margaret (“PJ”) Josephine Maffett (Stephen), Mary Elizabeth Barbara Parry (Matthew). And her son: James Richard Elliott Detjen (Reina). A loving mother, homemaker, and caregiver, Barbara was a dedicated grandmother to 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 1:00pm at Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 14951 Bothell Way NE, Seattle, Washington. Barbara will be laid to rest beside her husband and surrounded by other family members at Acacia.