Barbara Elizabeth Roeger (Chism) died July 16.

She was born June 26, 1971, and was adopted at age 10 by Ernest (Lenny) and Colleen Roeger.

Barbara grew up in Milwaukie with her two brothers, Scott and Brent. She gradutated from Rex Putnam High School and attended classes at Portland Community College and Treasure Valley Community College.

She had two sons, Kurtis and Kordell Chism.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. She was very passionate about doing crafts and spending time with family.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Kurtis (La Pine) and Kordell (La Pine); companion, Rick Smith (Burns); parents, Ernest and Colleen Roeger (Milwaukie); brothers, Scott (Utah), Brent (Minnesota), Bobby Tumbleweed (Milwaukie), Trenton Starbuck (Bend) and Coby Tout (Sisters); sister, Amanda Beaubien (Burns); and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A service was held in Burns July 22. There will be a celebration of Barbara’s life at her parents’ house (7990 Southeast Lei Court, Milwaukie, OR) on Aug. 18.

In lieu of flowers her sons would like any donations made to the Susan G. Koman Foundation in Barbara’s name.


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