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Barbara Jean (Collins) Rosenberry, 83

| December 16, 2010 3:52 AM

Barbara Jean (Collins) Rosenberry passed away Dec. 1, 2010. Born Feb. 14, 1927, in Spirit Lake to Fred C. Collins and Margaret J. Collins.

Moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1934, graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School in 1944 and attended the University of Idaho. She was affiliated with Pi Beta Phi sorority and a member of the University of Idaho Vandaleers singing group.

Barbara's love for singing continued, singing for injured troops sent back home from the war and in local USO shows. She was a member of the St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Coeur d'Alene where she was the choir director and soloist.

Barbara worked at Joels Inc. in Spokane for more than 25 years. She volunteered for the Spokane Symphony, and worked on numerous committees to retain the history of the lumber industry in the local Spokane and North Idaho areas. Barbara was a former board member and sustaining member of the Junior League of Spokane, and Inland Empire Girl Scout Council. Barbara was past President of the St. George's school Mothers Guild, Secretary and Board Member of the Allied Arts of Spokane, Chairman of the American Red Cross School Health Aid Program and the Eastern Residential Chairman for the United Way. She was also a sustaining member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 16 in Coeur d'Alene.

Barbara was proceeded in death by her father and mother, husband Robert G. Rosenberry in 1991 and son Robert G. Rosenberry Jr. in 1977.

Survivors include son Richard C. Rosenberry (Alison Voinot) of Seattle, Wash.; son Thomas D. Rosenberry of Spokane, Wash.; daughter Anne M. Rosenberry Gasper (Dick Gasper) of Bayview; grandchildren Thomas Rosenberry Jr. and Timothy Rosenberry and great-grandchild Renee C. Rosenberry.

There will be a family gathering to take place in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Spokane, Spokane Humane Society or The Museum of North Idaho Idaho in Coeur d'Alene.

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