Obituary: Barbara McKeown |

Obituary: Barbara McKeown

Barbara McKeown passed away January 21, 2012 in her home in the presence of her son and daughter-in-law in Minden, NV. She was born January 12, 1919 in Kernville, Ca. to David and Della Syme. Barbara grew up on the Kern River where she and her two sisters helped her mother run The Fairview Packing station, taking movie stars to the mountains for superb hunting and fishing. She was a retired nurse and resided in Minden for the last 11 years. She is survived by her son Bill and daughter-in law Raquel, two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, February 17, 2012 at 11:00am at LifePoint Church, 1095 Stephanie Way in Minden. In lieu of flowers- a skin cancer survivor Barbara requested donations be made in her memory to the Skin Cancer Awareness Foundation in Minden, Nevada