Barbara Jean Hicks

Barbara Jean Sitler Hicks

Barbara Jean Sitler Hicks passed away peacefully after a year long illness at the home of her daughter, on January 1, 2015. Barbara was born July 29,1930, the daughter of Robert O. and Gladys E. Sitler in Axtel, KS.

She was a graduate of Axtel High School and attended Kansas City Secretarial School. Married to George Vann Hicks on May 13, l951, they started out life together in Witchita, KS.; moved to Savannah, GA, then Tacoma, WA in 1963 and Kent, WA in 1970. Her longest time working was with Avon; first as a representative then retired  as a District Manager. After that she participated and was a long time volunteer with Group Health giving seminars on living well with chronic illnesses. She assisted then led the block watch in her neighborhood.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband and sons Brian and Todd. She is survived by her brother, Gerald Sitler of Kansas City, KS, daughter Marsha Hunter (John),

7 grandchildren; Elizabeth Winchell, Trenton Hicks, Michael Johnson, Melissa Young, Spencer Hicks, Brittany Hicks and Chelsa Hicks and 7 great grandchildren.

A deep gratitude to Hospice Care in Snohomish County who helped comfort her in her last year.

There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, February 7th, 1pm at Federal Way United Methodist Church at 29645 51st Ave. S. Auburn, WA 98001. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation of your time, talents or finances to the American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation or American Heart Association.