Barbara had moved to Plains in the winter of 2008 from Medford, Ore. She had lived there for many years off and on from college age until her move to Montana. She was born in San Diego, Calif. to her parents Leo and Lena Orvis in 1926. She was married to Jay Eatherton for 17 years until the time of his passing.
Barbara was a retired school teacher from the Gold Hill, Ore. grade school. After retirement she was active in her church and in her community. She loved to read and was often found with a pile of books by her side and one in her hand that she was in the middle of.
Barbara had three sisters and one brother, she is survived by her only son Glen Smith of Ashland, Ore. who was adopted by Marie Smith, Barbara’s, sister at age seven.
A memorial service will be held at Church on the Move, Plains, Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Clark Fork Healing Rooms in care of Church on the Move, P.O. Box 767 Plains, MT 59859.
There will be a small memorial in Medford, Ore. at Hillcrest Memorial Park in May.