Barbara A. Lux

Barbara A. Lux

Barbara Anne Lux, 86, departed to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, after being afflicted with Alzheimer's disease for several years. She was born Aug. 30, 1922. Her parents were Edna (nee Sullivan) and Isaac Fernando Wiseman. Although born in San Francisco, she grew up at Jenner-by-the Sea, Calif., which she always loved, and in Santa Rosa, Calif.

She got her elementary education in a one-room school house at Jenner-by-the Sea from her beloved teacher, Lucille Cuthill. Upon graduation from the eighth grade, she commuted 35 miles on a small school bus to high school in Sebastopol, Calif. She earned an AA certificate at Santa Rosa Junior College and a Bachelor of Science degree as a Medical Technologist at the University of California at Berkeley.

During WWII she worked at the USDA Western Regional Laboratory in Albany, Calif. After receiving her degree she worked in medical laboratories in Oakland and Mountain View, Calif. She was ordained as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and she served as Moderator of Presbyterian Women in Covenant Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, Calif., and later as Moderator of Women of the Presbytery, San Jose Presbytery.

In 1944 she met Ray Lux when he was stationed at the Naval Air Station in Santa Rosa, Calif. After two years of correspondence, as he finished his Navy assignments and a year at school, they were married in Santa Rosa, Calif. They celebrated 62 years of loving marriage on Jan. 1, 2009.

Both enjoyed outdoors and travel while Ray was employed by an airline and both served the Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. That afforded them occasions to travel to many European countries and nearly all of the states. They jointly attended 15 Presbyterian General Assemblies and 15 Elderhostels.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Ray Lux; son, Kerry, son, Brian and his wife, Celia; daughter, Linda Lux and her husband, Tom Ledig; seven nephews and nieces; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Adria Garabedian and Edward Wiseman.

A memorial service will be conducted by Reverend Alan Jackson at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Dr., Medford, OR, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 2, 2009. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in memory of Barbara be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fi.. 17, Chicago, IL. 60601.

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