Barbara Eliason

Obituary of Barbara M. Eliason

Barbara M. Eliason passed away of leukemia and age on April 6, 2024, in Olympia, Washington, her home since 1968.  She was born November 21, 1937, to Phillip and Florence Johnson in Everett, Washington.


Barbara graduated from Everett High School and earned a BA and MA in elementary education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Professionally, she was an elementary educator and principal throughout the Olympia School District and beyond.


Barbara married Leo E. Eliason on August 20, 1960.  She loved kids, albums, and church activities.  She was a member of Spanaway Lutheran Church (1960-1968) and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1968-2024).


She is survived by her husband, Leo E. Eliason; son, Stephen I. Eliason; daughter, Darcy K. Eliason; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her grandparents, Pa and Ma Harstad; and parents, Phil and Florence Johnson.


Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran World Relief online by clicking HERE; Pacific Lutheran University online by clicking HERE; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1601 North St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by clicking HERE.


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