May 28, 1938 – Sept. 14, 2012
Barbara was born in Philadelphia, PA, where she lived and taught elementary and high school for 35 years. When Barbara retired, she and her partner, Steve Kulyik, traveled in the northwest for a number of years before deciding to move to Bend in 1994.
Barbara and Steve fell in love with the Bend area and enjoyed all it had to offer. Barbara skied both cross country and downhill, went mountain biking and hiking on the many trails and kayaked on many of the lakes and rivers in the summer. They both enjoyed all of the activities the area had to offer.
Barbara found great joy in volunteering for the High Desert Museum with the birds of prey, Planned Parenthood and the Bend Public Libraries.
Barbara is survived by her partner and best friend of 37 years, Steve Kulyik. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Bergmann and his wife, Beatrice of Philadelphia, PA; and their two sons, Robert Jr. and wife, Andrea, Kenny and wife, Dawn; daughter, Kathleen and husband, Doug; and their children.
Barbara is loved and will be greatly missed by many. A special thank you to Lane County Search & Rescue, and all other volunteers for their efforts.
No formal service will be held. A gathering of friends will be held at a future date to celebrate Barbara's life. Gifts in Barbara's memory can be made to Planned Parenthood, the High Desert Museum or Bend Public Library.