Grants Pass resident Barbara (Tessen) Husband passed away Friday December 23rd in Grants Pass with family by her side.
Barbara was born January 21st, 1927 to Richard Burden and Clara (Fox) Burden in Englewood, Colorado. She was the oldest of 3 children, with 2 younger brothers. She was raised in Denver and always considered it home. She married Robert Eugene Tessen in Los Angeles in 1944 and they went on to have 11 children. They lived in California until they moved to Oregon in 1960. Barbara began working at Oregon Technical Products in September of 1966 where she eventually retired from in January of 1989. She stayed in touch with co- workers for years after. She loved her job there and considered them part of her family. Robert passed away in 1984. She later met Russell Husband and they were married in 1990. They enjoyed many years together and traveled when they could. They enjoyed cruises and camping. They were members of the Eagles Lodge and Moose Lodge. Russell passed away in 2006. Barbara moved to The Springs in 2012 where she enjoyed bingo and karaoke and meals with her friends. In March of 2020 she went to live with Valerie, where she spent the rest of her days.
She is survived by her 11 children; Carol (John) Reeser of Washington, Sharon Richardson of California, David (Paula) Tessen of Grants Pass, Donna (Kenny) Bonner of Grants Pass, Laurie LaShells of Grants Pass, Dorothy (Dana) Henry of Oklahoma, Harvey (Lori) Tessen of Medford, Robert (Diane) Tessen of Wolf Creek, Carl (Sherrie) Tessen of Grants Pass, Valerie Swall of Medford and Roberta (Rick) Angelozzi of Grants Pass. She is also survived by 33 grandkids, 59 great-grand kids and 23 great great-grandkids.
She was preceded in death by both her husbands, her brothers and 3 granddaughters.