Dec. 17, 1937—June 9, 2019
On June 9, 2019, the Lord received another angel. Our mom, Barbara Bales, 81, lost her battle with cancer. Mom was born in Mt. Angel, OR, on Dec. 17, 1937. Her family moved to Castle Rock in 1950 and she graduated from high school in 1956. In 1956, she married (and later divorced) John Settlemier. Together they had three children, Connie (John) Brown, of Yuma, AZ, Skip Settlemier and Karen (Bob) Kelley, both of Castle Rock. In 1975, mom met and later married Bill Bales, who passed away in 2007. In addition to her children, she leaves behind three sisters, Shirley Frye, of Castle Rock, and twins Leta Hinkley and Reta Hicks, both of Yuma, AZ; five grandsons, Bob, Andy, Kristopher, Joel and Jesse; and five great-grandchildren, Kasen, Kaitlyn, Chloey, Aivry and Jordan.
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We welcome you to mom’s celebration of life at the Toutle River RV Resort in Castle Rock on Sunday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. We will have food and water, just bring your favorite beverage.