January 28, 2020

Barbara L. (Whipple-Pendred) Doyle

Died Jan. 3, 2019


Barbara Lou (Whipple-Pendred) Doyle, 83, entered eternity Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Fontana, Calif., surrounded by her loving family. She resided in Highland, Calif., for many years.

Barbara was born in Big Rapids to Frank William and Lela Rozell (Mew) Whipple on Dec. 16, 1935. She was raised in Sterling and graduated from Standish High School. She worked in her father’s studio/photo finishing lab for many years.

Barbara was the first Honored Queen of Standish Bethel #48 of the International Order of Job’s Daughters. She spent most of her life painting — china, wood, anything she put her hands on or her mind to. She loved fishing, photography, gardening and the outdoors. Barbara spent time in Arizona volunteering as an Arizona ranger. Barb loved life. She loved keeping her brain active with puzzles, game shows and more.

Barbara was married to Victor W. Pendred of Au Gres, and together they raised four children, Paul (Lynette) Pendred, Bobbi (Walter) Horn, Maureen (Gary) Wylie and Laura (Travis) Kottwitz. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Troy (Elisha) Irving, Victoria (Justin) Zablocki, Devin Pendred, Chase Pendred, Christopher (Armine) Horn, Leslie (Denicio) Amodeo, Jason (Jessica) Horn, Darcee (Justin) White, Alisha Kottwitz and Matthew Kottwitz; seven great-grandchildren, Caleb and Ian Irving, Anyia Zablocki, Concetta, Antonina and Domenica Amodeo and Emily White; one sister, Trudy (Dale) Dittenber; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Frank Whipple and Lela Whipple Kraushaar. She lost two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Irene (Lewis) Kraushaar and Esther (Bob) Sadlik.

Barbara was cremated Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Highland, Calif., and her final resting place will be at Cedar Valley Cemetery in Twining with her parents.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at Cedar Valley Cemetery, after which we will celebrate her life at Deep River Township Hall.

Each of you carries a special bond or memory with Barbara. Carry that bond forward, share with your families the love she shared with you. Create that loving bond with your families... Pay it forward.


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