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Barbara Grace (Grow) McCardell

November 7, 1925 - January 30, 2018

Barbara Grace (Grow) McCardell, 92, passed away January 30, 2018 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. She was born November 7, 1925 in Los Angeles, California to Paul and Ruth Grow. She grew up in northern California and graduated from San Juan Union High School in 1943. On April 2, 1944, she married John Emmet McCardell in Citrus Heights, Calif. In 1951 they moved from San Diego to Ashland, then to Talent in 1952. They have resided in Medford since 1961.

Barbara was a loving mother and grandmother, taking good care of her family. She also volunteered and was on the board at the Arc of Jackson County, and worked with handicapped children. She enjoyed doing handwork, crafts, gardening, playing the organ, and camping with her family.

She is survived by her sister, Ruth Louise Smith of Fair Oaks, Calif.; three children, Jon McCardell (Barbara) of Central Point, Oregon, Sue (Dave) Gordon of Cave Junction, Ore., and Chris McCardell of Medford, Ore.; a daughter-in-law, Nancy McCardell of Lakewood, Calif; six grandchildren, Matthew (Diondra) Gordon, Ben Gordon, Jennie Gordon, Paul Gordon, Drew (Kristi) McCardell, and Jennifer (James) Cox; six great-granddaughters, Courtney, Emily, Brooke (Geder), Cassie, Sadie, and Jemma; and a great-great- grandson, Mickey. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; and a son, Michael.

Family services will be held at a later date at Eagle Point National Cemetery with arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Arc of Jackson County, 121 N. Central Ave., Medford, OR 97501.

Barbara Grace (Grow) McCardell