Beeson, Barbara Lee Rayborn Snyder – Obituary

Barbara Lee Rayborn Snyder Beeson, 67, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 17, 2006, at Boise after a valiant struggle with cancer.

Her funeral will be at noon Wednesday, at Providence City Cemetery in River Heights, Utah. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 East 400 North in Logan, Utah. Condolences may be extended to the family online at

Barbara was born on March 8, 1939, at Portland, the second child of Norman and Carol Rayborn. The family lived at Portland until moving to Baker City where Barbara graduated from Baker High School.

Barbara lived in many cities throughout the United States while following her husband’s military service. She served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1959.

Barbara married Walter W. Snyder on Oct. 17, 1958, at Fairfield, Calif. They had four children. They were later divorced.

She married Russell “Bud” Beeson on April 16, 1976, at Baker City. They had one child together. They later divorced as well.

Barbara was an active member of the Caldwell 5th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Caldwell, Idaho, at the time of her death. She loved doing genealogy work and searching out her family members. She also loved working at the LDS temples.

“Our thanks go out to the many people who have helped Barbara and her family through her passing,” her family said.

Survivors include four children, Barry J. Snyder of Logan, Utah, Kelly J. Snyder (Vicci) of Meridian, Idaho, Cynthia M. Tuttle (Brian) of Clearfield, Utah, and Douglas M. Beeson (Jennifer) of Boise; and several grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her eldest son, David William Snyder.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 21, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. Web. 31 January 2015. - Last updated on May 18th, 2011

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