Barbara Jean Radcliffe

March 2, 2018 GMT

Barbara Jean Radcliffe

June 16, 1929 – Feb. 27, 2018

Barbara Jean Radcliffe passed away Feb. 27.

She was born in Portland, Oregon to Burgess and Helga Williams. She lived much of her life in Portland raising her family and working for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Oregon.

Barbara and her husband Bill Radcliffe enjoyed traveling, from camping with family to long RV trips covering all of the lower 48 states as well as Canada and Mexico. They honeymooned in Hawaii, toured in Alaska and later visited Central America, Europe, the Orient, Australia and Africa. Three of the foreign trips were made with a group putting on square dance exhibitions along with touring.


After retirement in 1986, Bill and Barbara moved to Lake Havasu City where Barbara rediscovered the joys of singing with the Lake Havasu Community Choir. She honed her skills with the Wednesday bridge club. They continued square dancing and spent much time cruising the lake on their pontoon boat. They enjoyed the warm water and finding places for a swim and a picnic.

Each summer they’d spend several weeks in Portland visiting family and friends.

In her last years, Barbara was well cared for by her husband Bill and the staff at SunHaven Assisted Living with hospice care.

She will be missed by many including her husband of 56 years, William Radcliffe, her sister Geraldine Tannehill, daughters Melody Hesseltine and Linnea Altenhein, stepdaughter Shirley McNamee and stepsons Bob and Ben Radcliffe.

No local services are planned.

Services were placed in the care of Mohave Memorial Funeral and Cremation Services. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to Barbara’s family at mohavememorial.com