Bay City, Michigan
Barbara M. Harrison, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her residence on Monday, March 20, 2017, age 79. She was born in Bay City on January 22, 1938 to the late Bernard and Mary (Dubay) Schwab. She met the love of her life, Robert H. Harrison at the Caris Red Lion Restaurant in Downtown Bay City over lunch one day and later married her sweetheart on December 1, 1956. Their 60 years of marriage blessed them with three loving children, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, all of which survive her.
Barbara was a devoted homemaker and her family meant everything to her. She was also one of the original employees of the Bay City Walmart, where she worked faithfully for nineteen years before retirement. Barbara and Robert recently delivered newspapers together for the Bay City Times.
Surviving family members include her children and their families: Wendy (Keith) Hartson, Bob (Anne) Harrison, Sherry (William) Rusho; grandchildren: Matthew and Megan Hartson, Kristin (Todd) Pajot, Jason Harrison, Justin (Heather) Halstead and Nick Rusho; great grandchildren Katelyn and Brett Pajot, Alaina and Brayden Harrison, Hunter, Hannah, and Harper Halstead. Also surviving is one sister, Linda Schwab.
Per Barbara’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private memorial service for immediate family only will be held on Friday, March 24. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association in care of Squires Funeral Home, 211 N. Henry St. Bay City, MI 48706.