Barbara Jean (Koenig) Milton
March 13, 1929 November 12, 2017
Barbara Jean (Koenig) Milton passed away on Nov. 12, 2017.
Gifts in her memory should be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church in Prosser. You may leave a message for the family at www.prosserfuneralhome.com
She was born in Clarkston, Wash., March 13, 1929, the daughter of Otto and Martha Koenig. The family moved to Walla Walla, Washington in 1936 and Barbara attended school there. In 1947, she went to work in the office at Fred Becker Motors in Walla Walla. She began dating Jack Milton, a fellow worker at Becker Motors. They were married Oct. 9, 1949 and remained married until Jack passed away in March of 2014.
After Jack's service during the Korean War, they moved to Prosser where they both worked at Prosser Equipment Company. In April of 1956, Jack and Barb joined her father in starting General Parts Supply. Barb was the bookkeeper for the business until she and Jack sold it and retired in 1988.
Barb was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Prosser where she taught Sunday school and served on various women's groups. She was a charter member of the Prosser Meridian Club and enjoyed bowling in the early years of living in Prosser as well as playing in a bridge club.
She and Jack raised two sons, Curt and Jay, in Prosser. She enjoyed camping with her family as well as spending time at their cabin at Rimrock Lake.
She and Jack made several trips to the East Coast as well as a memorable trip to London with their sons in 2003. She enjoyed reading, knitting, movies, putting jigsaw puzzles together and going for walks with Jack.
Their grandchildren brought her much enjoyment in her later years when she and Jack made trips to Seattle to see them.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her two sons, Curt Milton and Jay Milton and his wife, Margaret Portelance, all of Seattle; granddaughter, Elspeth; and grandson, Jack.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 912 Yakima Avenue, in Prosser followed by a luncheon.