Age 70, formerly of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 in Portland, OR. She was born on December 9, 1942, in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, to Melvin and Helen Wood. She graduated from Roseburg High School, class of 1960 and worked for the Veteran’s Administration in Roseburg, retiring in 1997. Barbara had currently resided in Vancouver, WA. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Donald and Jerry Wood; and sister, Joanne Vanderwheele. Barbara is survived by her husband, Bill Vehrs; son, Jeffrey (Vickie) Allen Vehrs; and their children: Ashley, Samantha, Jason, and Dawn Vehrs, from Medford, OR; daughter: Julie (Paul) Vehrs Helgason; and their children: Helen and Norman Helgason, of Vancouver, WA; stepsons: Bill Vehrs Jr. and his family from Salem, OR; and Brian Vehrs from Oregon City, OR; sisters: Patricia Wilson of Seaside, OR; Nancy Denn of Fayetteville, Ark. A celebration of life will be held in September in Vancouver, WA.
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