Barbara Verell McCullough, 93, a former longtime Haines resident and Baker County teacher, died Aug. 14, 2006, at her home in Elma, Wash.
Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com.
Barbara was born Jan. 6, 1913, at Montrose, Colo., to Loring Wesley and Mable Schee Jordan. After the death of her mother, Myrtle May became Barbara’s stepmother when she was 3 years old. She graduated from Roseburg High School and then went on to earn her teaching degree. She taught at Richland, Haines and at Baker High School.
She married Ralph Leslie McCullough in Baker City on May 24, 1938. They lived on their cattle ranch at Haines from 1938 until Ralph died in 1993. In 1995 Barbara moved to Elma, Wash., to be near her family.
She was a member of P.E.O., Eastern Star, Muddy Creek Mutual Improvement Club, Haines Birthday Club, the Methodist Church at Haines, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Baker City and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at Elma, Wash.
Barbara enjoyed ceramics, reading and playing the piano.
Survivors include her daughter, Recia, and her husband, Jim Plummer, of Elma, Wash.; two grandchildren, Penny Ramstein and Tracy Tyree; six great-grandchildren; and three nephews, Chuck, Mike and Jimmy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; and her brother, Wayne Sherwood Jordan.
The Whiteside Family Mortuary of Elma is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 22, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor