barbara Brodaczynski

Barbara Rose Brodaczynski

Feb. 27, 1929 — Jan. 2, 2019

From Richland, WABorn in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Memorial Mass


Barbara Rose Brodaczynski (Aunt B)

Barbara R. Brodaczynski of Richland, WA was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Brodaczynski on February 27, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI. Barbara left this earth to be with her loved ones in heaven on January 2, 2019.

Barbara’s family moved to Richland, WA in 1946. Barbara attended her Senior Year at Columbia High School in Richland, WA. During her Senior Year, Barbara played softball for Richland Laundry and was featured in the local newspaper for a shut-out game. The paper called her, “Iron Woman Brodaczynski." 

After graduating High School, Barbara attended college at Holy Names in Spokane, WA where she earned her 4 year degree in education. Barbara worked at St. John School in St. John, WA after graduating college she then taught 4th grade at Kamiakin Elementary in Sunnyside, WA. Barbara retired in 1984 after teaching for 30 years. Barbara resided in Sunnyside, WA until 1991 when she purchased her home in Richland, WA, where she could be closer to her family.

Barbara Brodaczynski

Barbara has a love of art and painting, fishing, camping, and gathering with her family for the holidays. She loved the outdoors. Barbara enjoyed her yard which had many plants growing. Barbara enjoyed camping and fishing with her mom. Barbara and her best friend of 50 years, Sister Mary Ellen of Wapato, WA would travel to many destinations throughout their friendship.

Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara (Orlowski) and her father, Edwin; brothers, Raymond, Daniel, Edwin, Eugene and Richard.

She is survived by her sister, Theresa Deschane, sisters-in-law, Gwen Brodaczynski and Ruth Brodaczynski along with many other family members including her beloved dog T-Bone of 5 years.

Barbara was especially close to her nephew Greg, who was her right hand man, as well as her nephew Grant Webber (Sue). 

Barbara passed away peacefully at Richland Rehabilitation Center on January 2, 2019 with her loved ones by her side. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00pm at Christ the King Catholic Church in Richland, WA.  Following the Mass the Graveside Service will take place at Sunset Gardens in Richland. The family invites you for a reception afterwards at Christ the King Catholic Church.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Richland Rehabilitation as well as Kadlec Senior Clinic and In Home Medical for their support and compassion during this difficult time. A special Thank You to Sandra Soulek at Kadlec Senior Clinic.


Guestbook for

Barbara Rose Brodaczynski

  • I’m a former 4th grade student. Now 65 yoa, I still remember Miss Brodaczynski (she made us learn to spell her name) and what a great teacher she was. She made learning fun with her spelling bees played like an indoor baseball game, used her precision mechanical pencils with skill, and was friendly and supportive of her students. I went to tea once tonher house so I could see her mural wall in her basement. I remember her pancake makeup, her sturdy shoes and her stern walk. Later when I married, my husband and I had her in common and we both enjoy sharing Miss B stories. I found her a few years ago and wrote a letter to her. I never knew if she got the letter or if it was the “right” person to whom I was writing. I told her what a great teacher she was and what an influence she had on me, my husband and “passing it on” our children.

    Linda Roberts
    Jan. 15, 2019
  • A loving person, and a great friend. Barbara will be forever missed.

    Grant Webber
    Jan. 13, 2019
    Kent, WA.
  • I cannot imagine how different my life would have been without Barbara. Meeting her, her extended family, her 4th-grade students in Sunnyside; travelling to Mexico and Canada; camping in various parts of Washington, .... these were all precious "formative" experiences for me. I learned more than I could ever put into words. Thank you, Barb, "Miss. B", "Aunt B"

    Mary Ellen Robinson, SNJM
    Jan. 13, 2019
    Wapato WA

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