May 13, 1934- November 19, 2016
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Barbara Ann Dickason on November 19, 2016. Barbara passed peacefully with family by her side.
She was born in Waukegan, Illinois on May 13, 1934 to parents Annabelle E. Pietschman and Robert K. Brown.
A long-time Nevada resident, Barbara owned and operated a gift shop in Virginia City in the 1970s named “The Bird House” which specialized in unique, handmade arts and crafts.
Sweet, caring, witty and fun-loving, Barbara’s infectious personality endeared her to family and friends alike, none of whom were spared from her notorious pranks – most notably the unrestrained and unapologetic use of whoopee cushions (at home, in restaurants, wherever!) to embarrass her hapless victims. She was also a collector and purveyor of bad jokes, many of which left listeners shaking their heads and her laughing with delight. Her other hobbies included gardening, reading, painting, listening to music, and feeding and watching birds.
Barbara was also an incredibly tough, resilient, self-reliant person who faced and overcame her fair share of challenges throughout her life. Absolutely nothing was more important to her than family, and she was the binding force that unified and constantly held the family together. An exemplary mother and role model, she was and forever will be, deeply loved and cherished by her children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack Dickason, and beloved orange tabby cat Tigger.
Barbara is survived by daughters Kris Wells, Cheri Lewis, and Kelly Tranberg; sons Ken Pratt and Cameron Lewis; son-in-law Don Tranberg; daughters-in-law Carolyn Pratt and Teresa Aquila; grandchildren Cody Lewis, Steven Lewis, Daniel Wells, Courtney Tranberg and Sam Tranberg; and a number of very dear friends.
No formal memorial service is planned.
Donations in Barbara’s name can be made to the Nevada Humane Society.