Barbara Ann Gowdy, 80, of Tucson, peacefully passed away in her home on October 11th.
Barbara was born on December 9th, 1942 in Youngstown, Ohio to Robert and Tillie Hinrichs. She moved to Tucson at age 10 where she attended schools in the Flowing Wells district and was a proud member of the marching band. Barbara married her husband Edward in 1962 and they went on to have two children and many adventures living in Arizona, Washington, Texas, and California.
Barbara worked as a legal assistant and paralegal and provided instruction and care through Healing Touch. She volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and with hospice care. Barbara was an avid reader and researcher, which fed her curious mind.
She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed cooking and gardening. She was an engaged and doting grandmother to her five grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband Edward, daughter Robin (Rick) Sheetz, son Justin (Debra) Gowdy, and her grandchildren Kaitlyn Sheetz, Brian Sheetz, Rebecca (Justin) Hughes, Christopher (Maria) Gowdy, and Sarah Gowdy; numerous nieces and nephews, and treasured friends.
Her zest for life, heart for helping others, and generous spirit will be greatly missed.
Interment at Marana Mortuary Cemetery.