In Memory

Barbara Purcell (Kunz)

Barbara Purcell (Kunz)

Grant Dahlgreen posted this today in the morning,


Barb Purcell just passed away from a sudden heart attack. What a wonderful person, a very bright light. So sad.

Her daughter's facebook post says it all:

It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of our wonderful mother, Barbara P.Kunz. Barbara was a rare gem who touched so many lives. Barbara’s quick wit, calming presence, positive attitude, and nonjudgmental ear, made her an easy friend. If you knew her, you loved her. She always made you feel like you were the most important person in the room, and she was always ready to cheer you on. Barbara loved her family above all else and worked tirelessly to ensure their wellbeing. We will miss her silly disposition, her wonderful stories and her unconditional love. Barbara leaves behind her true love, Alfredo Ruiz, two daughters and four grandchildren. Due to Covid-19, services will be held at a later date once it is safe to gather.

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12/18/20 05:45 PM #1    

Carol Greenup (Cortez)

So sad to hear this news. Barb and I met in 4th grade - YIKES! So many, many memories - all good and she made me a better person.  May she rest in peace and her family be comforted by all the friends who loved her.

12/19/20 07:33 AM #2    

JoEtta Allen (Costello)

I'm so sorry to hear of Barb's passing.  I fondly remember her lovely smile and warm demeaner.  This has not been a good year for losses.  My dearest friend and Maid-of-Honor at my wedding 48 years ago passed on Halloween afternoon of an aneurism after surgury. Then four days later on Nov. 3 we lost my 98-year-old mother after lingering for a number of months.  It's never easy either way, losing someone dear to you quickly and unexpectedly or after a lengthy illness, but that is what life brings to us and the happy memories will sustain us through the grieving process.   Rest in the arms of those you loved who preceded you, Barb. 

12/19/20 11:52 AM #3    

Clarke Knudson

Sad to hear about Barb's passing. Our Roosevelt grade school was small, so it is like losing one of our family. I have many great memories of Barb. Spent alot of time at her house. Sorry to see her go.

12/20/20 08:14 AM #4    

Jane Hyde (Hasil)

Barb was my friend longer than anyone else. We were inseparable and she even stood up at my wedding. Her family was like my second family.  She was my sister and I'll miss her terribly. I won't go into what made her so wonderful because anyone that knew her, knows how she was. 

12/26/20 06:20 PM #5    

Doug Piggott

I met Barb in Mr. Dolittle's home room in 1958.  I last saw Barb on our (Sue & I) back deck in 1998 when she came to visit us  in Vinings, Ga.  In the 40 years in between we became very strong friends, allies, and confidants.  We partied under the 'Cocktail Flag', we grieved at the loss of friends and loved ones,  we celebrated at the joys of successes, mariages, children and promotions.  Our lives grew distant, but we didn't lose touch,until recently,  I celebrate my friend Barb's life and grieve her passing.





















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