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Barbara Jean Childs

January 14, 1940 October 23, 2017
Barbara  Jean  Childs
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Obituary for Barbara Jean Childs

Barbara Jean (URDA) Childs 77, passed away peacefully at home in Lapeer, MI after a patient and tenacious battle with cancer. The love of her life, Douglas Childs, was by her side. She was a loving mother and grandmother and an accomplished porcelain artist. She was a member of the Dearborn Porcelain Artist Guild, Flint Porcelain Artist Guild, and World Organization of China Painters. She thoroughly enjoyed gifting her art to family, friends, and other charities.

Barbara and Douglas shared nearly 57 years of a love story marriage. They raised 3 children in Detroit and later at Elbow Lake in Prescott, MI. Besides Douglas, she is survived by her children Julianne Leonard of Lapeer, MI, Gordon Childs of Wolcott, CT, and his wife Shirley Samy Child, and Margaret Cline of Prescott, MI and her husband Brian Cline. She leaves behind her grandchildren Shanna, Chase, Marina, and Chance Leonard, Douglas Schmittling, Yasmine, and Anika Childs, Brett Cline, and Tara Herbert. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Rae Clair Cline and her sister Patricia (Urda) Roos.

She will be truly missed by her best friend and sister-in-law Diane Cowart, as well as sisters-in-law Gail Morris and Mary-Ellen Klein, cousins, nieces and nephews in both the Urda and Childs families. Her illness never interfered with her care and dedication to her family.

There are no calling hours and the funeral will be private. It was Barbara’s wish to have friends and family remember her in a Celebration of Life at a later date.


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Cremation has taken place.

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