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Barbara Ann Reardon

03/12/1945 - 08/02/2020

Barbara Reardon, 75, passed away on August 2, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Barbara was passionate about nursing and caring for children. She was a nurse practitioner for over 45 years, teaching parenting, lactation and child development classes to many of her patients, as well as providing school readiness assessments to hundreds of children over the years.

Barbara married her high school sweetheart, David Reardon in 1963 and they were married for 40 years before his death in 2004. She loved spending time with her extended family and the many pets who shared her home over the years.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, parents; William and Elizabeth Evans, and her in-laws; John and Val Reardon. She is survived by her daughters Christine Best (Scott) and Deborah Reardon-Maynard (Craig), her three granddaughters Natalie Best, Anwen Maynard and Lorna Maynard, her brother James Evans (Dale), Mary Bennett (James) and Cathy Evans.

Due to the current situation- services will not be held at this time. When circumstances allow for gathering safely, a celebration of Barbara’s life will be held. For more information, please visit http://www.bunkerfuneral.com  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lost Our Home Pet Rescue.

 

 

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  • I am so saddened to learn of Barbara’s death. I have been the pediatric coordinator at Arizona State University College of nursing for many years. BARBARA, for many years, volunteered her time and expertise to help train the next generations of pediatric nurse practitioners. Without her caring and willingness to teach, thousands of children in Arizona and in many states in the United States, would not have well trained advanced practice nurses to take care of them. Hugs to the family. Know that Barbara’s gifts will to children and families will go on and on.
    Dr. Diana Jacobson

  • I was saddened by hearing of Barbara’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and nurse practitioner. I had the pleasure of working along side her at Cactus Children’s Clinic. She also cared for my children when they were young. She taught me many things and I looked up to her. I’m so sorry for your loss Chris and Debbie.
    Love,
    Stacey

  • I worked with Barbara for many years she was a kind soul that loved children and was devoted to her profession. She truly made the world a greater place.

  • Chris & Debbie – I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. What a wonderful, compassionate, big-hearted lady she was! I owe my whole career to her as she was willing to take a chance on a just out of college, very eager to learn person. I learned so much of real life events in watching her stellar patient interaction skills with both the children as well as the Moms. We quickly bonded as we shared the passion of helping children and families be the best they could be. I am blessed to have known her as my mentor and my dear friend. God’s peace and strength to you both and your families as well.
    Much love, Sally Lashway

  • My memory of Barbara is of a sweet kind soul, full of smiles and quick to laugh. She worked along time a PUSD where I first meet her. She always gave good advice and was a mentor of note. As soon as I say her picture I smiled in her memory and then sadness of her loss came over me. Thank you Barbara for the many fond memories. XXOO

  • I went through versus training at the old Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. I had the pleasure of knowing Barbara for many years and treasure the memories of her excitement and enthusiasm, especially for her beloved David and for her children. She is , surely, enjoying a joyous eternity.

  • Janice Nolen Markham

    I went to nursing school with Barbara (class of 1963) and remember her fondly as happy, outgoing, and friendly to all. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • I had the pleasure working along side Barb at Cigna as one of her MA’s for several years!
    She was kind and caring and fun to work with!
    It was so nice to reconnect with her at PUSD. Her whole life was dedicated to children. She was an amazing healthcare provider.
    My Condolences to her family and friends.

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