Barbara Wendt, 90, of Haines, died at home Friday, March 12, 2021 surrounded by her family. To celebrate Barbara’s life an open house will be held at the Wendt Ranch in Haines on Saturday March 20th from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone wishing to stop by to pay respects or share memories with her family is welcome.
Barbara was born in Tempe Arizona to F. G. (Glenn) and Doris Macomber December 6, 1930. She spent her childhood moving around the country with her family following her father in the Army. She completed her schooling with a master’s degree in education from Miami University of Ohio.
In 1955 Barbara met and married Carl Wendt. Together they raised a family of 8 children. She was the devoted family matriarch. Carl and Barbara were married nearly 56 years.
Barbara was a lifelong teacher and an avid reader. She was also active with many youth groups including 4-H and Girl Scouts. Her hobbies included a large variety of arts and crafts.
Barbara is survived by her children; Carla Aichele of Haines, Holly and husband Ron Coleman of North Powder, Beth Wendt of Haines, Donald and wife Charlene Wendt of Ontario, Clint Wendt of Haines, Penny Wendt of Haines, Melissa and husband Max Garner of Haines, Joel Wendt of Haines, brother Keith and wife Carolyn Macomber of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carl; parents; sister JoAnn Vaughn and grandson Casey Wendt.
Donations in Barbara’s memory can be made to Heart n’ Home Hospice who were invaluable to the family with care of both Barbara and Carl, through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com