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Barbara June Engleman

| March 21, 2024 1:01 PM

Barbara June Engleman, 75, left her earthly body and went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 18, 2024. 

Barbara was born in Boulder, Colo., and spent her earlier years in Colorado, before moving with her family to Canada, when she was 8 years old.

She returned to the States for college, where her cousin Pete, introduced her to the love of her life, Homer Dee Engleman. They had a wonderful courtship, writing letters back and forth, while Homer served in the Navy. They were married July 6, 1969. Both shared a love for children and lived a full life raising their four kids in Selah, Wash.

Barbara was the ultimate homemaker and crafter. She baked breads, cakes and cookies weekly for her growing family. Sewing was also her passion and she spent years honing her craft, even going so far as to pursue a degree in fashion design. Her daughters were especially delighted to wear some of her creations throughout their childhoods and teenage years.

Barbara was a deeply faithful woman and found joy in life and serving God. She especially enjoyed being a mother, grandmother and foster parent, and serving as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, 4-H leader and farmer. She was also an avid supporter of her grandson’s sporting and farming events. She was often seen in the stands, rain or shine.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Homer, her sister, Kathryn Zeigler, and her father, George Zeigler. She is survived by her mother, Ruth Roberts Zeigler; her other two sisters, Anne and Beckie; and her four children and their spouses: Greg and Amy Engleman, Pennie and Gary Sandt, Debbie and Ron Reyer, and Jeremy and Emily Engleman. She is also survived by her four fabulous grandchildren who were her pride and joy: Savannah, Bria, Zachary and Gavin.

Barbara’s steadfast faith and absolute certainty as to where she was going is a great comfort to her family, and is also a testament to her unwavering faith and deep relationship with God. She was excited and overjoyed to see her husband, father and father-in-law again.

If we could tell our mom anything now, we would say, “We know you wanted everything private, but sorry, Mom, we wanted you to be recognized for what you were because you were a wonderful mom and we are proud of you and the life you led.”

A graveside service will be held in her honor, at Terrace Heights Memorial Park on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, Barbara would appreciate donations to GFA World ( or the World Wildlife Fund (

Shaw & Sons Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at