Barbara Tucker Pearson, ’69, ’71, who dedicated her life to helping neglected and abused children, died Nov. 3. She was 63.
She was the executive director of Northwest Adoption Exchange, a Seattle-based agency serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. In that role, she helped place hundreds of children with adoptive families.
Before that she was the director of the Child Abuse Program at the Cook Inlet Native Association in Anchorage, Alaska. Pearson, who was born July 23, 1947, in Everett, earned bachelor’s degrees in sociology (in 1969) and history (1971) from the University of Washington.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library or Northwest Adoption Exchange.