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Arravillia Barnard

April 7, 1937 - April 9, 2022


April 20, 2022

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Arravillia Barnard

Arravillia "Billie" Ann Barnard, 85, of Sweet Home, died April 9, 2022.

She was born April 7, 1937 in Brainerd, Minn., to Carl and Charlotte Hartman, the youngest of three children. Her family moved to Oregon in 1937 when she was about 6 months old.

She met her future husband, Lloyd, in Waldport in 1951. They married Feb. 23, 1952 in Florence. The two were nearly inseparable throughout their many years together. From the time of their marriage, they lived in Seal Rock, then moved in 1967 to the Willamette Valley, first to Cascadia, and then to Sweet Home, where they remained. The Barnards celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year

In 1980, Mrs. Barnard accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and that beautiful relationship was the center of her heart and life from that point onward. She and her husband Lloyd were devoted to their church, their family, and their friends.

Mrs. Barnard had a great many hobbies, including but not limited to crocheting, sewing, cooking, gardening and reading – especially her Bible. She found joy in making quilts and afghans for her loved ones.

Mrs. Barnard is survived by her husband, Lloyd Barnard; six children, Everett and daughter-in-law Cynthia Barnard, Debra and son-in-law Karl Gayler, Paulina and son-in-law Will Wilcox, Juanita and son-in-law Perry Crocker, Angela and son-in-law Nels Jensen, and Melissa Barnard and her partner John; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by older sister Claudette; and brother Sonny.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Full Gospel Church, 2331 Hwy. 20, Sweet Home.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Barnard's name can be made to the Full Gospel Church of Sweet Home.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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