Barbara Perez

Obituary of Barbara Frances Perez

Barbara Frances “Barb” Perez passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2024, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on September 10, 1932, to Harold and Mildred Greenhalgh in Providence, Rhode Island.

Barbara and her family moved from Providence in December 1944 and made their way across the country by train to Tacoma, Washington, where her father took a position as an Armorer at the Mt. Rainier Ordinance Depot. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1950. She met her future husband, Greg, at the Crescent Ballroom in Tacoma. They married a short time later on November 12, 1954, and raised their three children, all graduating from her alumni! They then moved to their home in Puyallup in 1978, where they resided for 43+ years. Barb belonged to several local clubs, her favorites being dance club and garden club! They moved in May 2021 to Bonaventure Senior Assisted Living.

Barbara is survived by her husband of nearly 70 years, Gregorio “Greg,” her daughter, Maureen Westgard; her sons, Glen Perez (Susan Evans), Gary (Jodi) Perez; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her father and mother, Harold and Mildred Greenhalgh; and her brothers, Hudson “Huddy” Greenhalgh and Robert “Bob” Greenhalgh.

A private memorial service will be held April 30, 2024, at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.

The family would like to thank Bonaventure Senior Assisted Living and their entire staff who they consider to be their extended family; MultiCare Home Health Hospice, “Stefani” you will always be a part of the Perez family; Visiting Angels “Maria” and “Lucy,” who helped the family navigate through it all! “We will be forever grateful. Barbara loved every one of you!”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association,  or Disabled American Veterans

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