After settling in Oregon in 2001, she began teaching dance and eventually started her own dance troupe, Raks Sarama. Barbara also excelled at drumming for this style of dance. Gardening, beekeeping, sewing and knitting were all passions, and her love of animals was an intrinsic part of her nature. Her family was very proud of all her accomplishments, and anyone who knew her was impressed with all the special qualities that encompassed the beautiful soul that was Barbara.
She had a profound influence on friends, family and even casual acquaintances. Barbara was and always will be a shining example of how a person can live in peace, harmony, and freedom. She gave more than she took, she loved more than she feared, and she nurtured everything and everybody around her. We will remember Barbara as a woman of strength, courage, compassion, and wisdom – a true Mother Goddess, treading softly yet powerfully upon this Earth.
She is survived by: husband, Robert Beausoleil, Salem; sons, Eben Freeman, California and John (Nicole) Freeman, Salem; daughter, Rachel (Drew) Fox, Silverton; grandchildren, Willow and Avery; sister, Kathryn (Kurt) Baston Godiksen, Connecticut.
A celebration of Barbara's life will be held next summer on the Summer Solstice, her favorite time of year. Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel.
Thanks Trilby & Sheila!