Obituaries » Barbara C. Minden (Schneider)
August 4, 1919 - April 20, 2017
Service Date: May 1, 2017
Funeral Location Laurelhurst Village Chapel
Barbara Catherine Minden, 97, died peacefully April 20, 2017 of natural causes at
Laurelhurst Village Assisted Living in Portland, Oregon.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in the chapel at Laurelhurst Village on May 1,
2017 at 11:00 am. Laurelhurst Village is located at 3060 SE Stark St., Portland,
Oregon 97214. Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery where she will join
her husband Leo John Minden who preceded her in death in 1991.
Barbara Minden was born August 4, 1919 in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from
Jefferson High School. After high school, Barbara worked at a local jewelry store
and was an usher at a theater in Portland. In 1945, Barbara met and later married
her husband Leo. Barbara and Leo were active members of St. Peter’s Catholic
Church. Barbara was a devoted wife and mother. She loved arts and crafts and
picnicking with friends and relatives in Portland area parks. Barbara also loved
listening to her husband Leo, a member of the “Jack Street Fiddler’s,” play old time
fiddle and bluegrass music during many Friday night jam sessions in the basement
of their Southeast Portland home. In later years, Barbara savored a juicy steak,
played bingo with friends at Laurelhurst Village, and spent many hours rooting for
the Portland Trailblazers. Barbara was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed by
all who knew her.
Barbara is survived by her three sons, Steven of Gresham, James of Portland, and
Gregory of Soap Lake, WA; two daughters, Jeanne Porten of Vancouver, WA and
Anne Minden of Winthrop, WA, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Barbara’s family wishes to sincerely thank the staff at Laurelhurst Village and the
Kaiser Hospice Team for their support and loving care of our dear mother and