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Barbara Creighton Pink ’46

Born in The Dalles in 1927, Barbara attended Reed for one year. She married David Pink and the couple leased a farm in Rufus, Oregon, where they farmed wheat. The couple then purchased a cherry orchard located in The Dalles, and her many duties included serving as the bookkeeper. When her husband died, she continued to partner with her son in the Pink Orchard. The property on Orchard Road is still in the family.

A dedicated wife and mother, Barbara also worked as a bookkeeper for the Mauser Lumber Company. She was an avid reader and a dedicated genealogist, tracking the roots of her and her husband’s families back to colonial America and prerevolution Ireland. These interests led Barbara to become a founding member of the Celilo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also an avid painter, working in watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Her son, Casey Pink, and daughters, Joan Chaichi and Dorothy Doyle, survive her.

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