Surrounded by her adoring family, Barbara Alice Standley of Junction City passed away peacefully on May 21st, 2021. She was a remarkable 99 years of age.
A Memorial service will be held in her honor at Noon on July 10th, 2021, at First Christian Church in Junction City. Barbara was born March 11, 1922 in Akron, Colorado to Blanch Maggie and Glen Murl Highland. After graduating from high school she attended cosmetology school and worked as a beautician in Huron, South Dakota. She married Waldo C. Standley on April 10, 1944 in Rapid City, South Dakota. They relocated to Eugene Oregon in 1945 where they raised 4 wonderful children. She was an amazingly accomplished wife, mother, homemaker, business-person, baker, cook, seamstress, and gardener. The love language of her heart was food, and she absolutely RELISHED preparing enormous meals for her family, which not only included the main meal, but also at least one or two of her World Class pies. In the early 70's, she and her husband, Waldo, opened Victory Gardens in Junction City. Their nursery was highly regarded and well known regionally for their Award Winning Fuchsia baskets. They successfully operated and grew the business for many years and built a loyal following of, "customers-come-friends." Even at 99 years of age, Barbara's many friends would still drop in to visit her; an amazing testament to both her friendliness and her magnetic personality. She was an active member of the Junction City Garden club. Survivors include her daughters; Glenda Zimmerman, Gayle Hazelton, Gwen Anderson, and her son Greg Standley; Sister in Law Cora Ross, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren In lieu of flowers, her family has requested that any memorial contributions be made to Cascade Hospice or First Christian Church of Junction City.
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