Barbara Ann Bull

May 26, 1934 – Sep 1, 2016

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Barbara Ann Bianchi Bull

Barbara was born May 26, 1934, the second daughter of Louie and Angie Bianchi.  She graduated from Cleveland High (Class of ’52) and attended UW, affiliating with Sigma Kappa Sorority.

Barb married Owen in 1955, and together they raised one daughter and 5 (count ‘em 5) sons.  As a testament to their family closeness, all 6 children currently live within a 3-mile radius of each other.  The family get-togethers are loud and eventful, and she absolutely loved the chaos.

Barbara became known as “Grandma B” to her 18 grandchildren; it was a title she wore with pride, and a role in which she excelled.  She was well known for her slumber parties, and taught many of her grandkids how to play (and cheat at) poker, which she considered a valuable life skill.

As an added blessing to her already wonderful family, Barb became Great Grandma to 9 little ones, with one more on the way.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Owen, her parents, her special companion, Basil Gregores, as well many other close family members and friends.  She leaves behind her children: Bonnie Radelich (Steve), Brad (Patty), Matt (Babe), Tony (Cindy), Joe (Tammy), John (Karen); grandchildren: Mario (Katie), Tony and Gina, Emily (Scott) and Alaina (Sarah), Michael (Chelain), Jason, and Travis, Rachel and Allie, Brian (Rachel), Jordan, Justin and Kaitlyn, Taylor, Sammy, Matthew and Kenzie; great grandchildren: Hailey, Charlie and Scarlet, Claire, Nora, and Oliver, Jack and Stella, and Owen; her sisters Louise and Carol, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mom, you showed us how to fully enjoy life and family.  We couldn’t ask for a better gift.

Services for Barbara Ann Bianchi Bull

Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life

Thursday, September 8, 2016

11am @ St. Bernadette Church


Rhonda Engel
Duvall, Wa
Sep 16, 2016

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom....she was a dear friend of my mother Pat Huff Hunt who we loss 4 yrs mother and all their friends had a long history together and always had so much fun .. Losing your Mom is one of the hardest things to go through in your life it leave a big hole in your heart. But I believe your Dad and my Mom were right there with her when she entered heaven...hopefully that will help your pain a little. Sending hugs and prayers and again I am truly sorry to hear about your lovely mother's passing. Rhonda

Jeff & Dena Reindel
Burien, WA
Sep 8, 2016

Our sincere condolences to your family at this time.

David and Marlis Manley
Seattle, WA
Sep 7, 2016

Barbara Bull was our friend and neighbor for many years. Our deepest condolences and love goes out to her family. We loved Barbara and will miss her.

Much Love,

The Manley Family

John & Mary Lou Barton
Covington, WA
Sep 7, 2016

Our condolences to the Bianchi-Bull families.

John & Mary Lou (Zarkades) Barton - CHS' 54

Larry Bianchi
Mountain View, HI
Sep 7, 2016

Everybody loved Barbara. Loved being around her, with her. She exemplified "Love". What a beautiful person I will miss and love her forever.

Bob Joiner
Edmonds, WA
Sep 6, 2016

Best wishes to large and wonderful family. She was a treasure to all who knew her.

iris Mead
Auburn, Wa
Sep 5, 2016

RIP my childhood best friend. So many memories from kindergarten on. So sad we never could reconnect again. You and your family were a big part of my life. Always loved you and our past.

Doreen Rose Mills
Des Moines, WA
Sep 5, 2016

I am missing my good friend of 68 years. I will fondly remember the last lunch with our ladie's group and the fun we had that day. Rest in peach my beautiful friend.

Lenore Banchero
Auburn, WA
Sep 4, 2016

I was so sorry to read about your Mom, hadn't seen her for quite a few years but enjoyed her spirit for life and what a great attitude.

Toni Higgins
Des Moines, Wa
Sep 4, 2016

Matt,Babe,Michael & Chelain Sorry For Your Loss ,She was a great Lady!!!

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