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Barbara Gale (Eirschele) Graves

January 9, 1941 ~ January 20, 2019 (age 78)

 Barbara Gale Graves, 77 of Bismarck passed away on January 20, 2019. She was the daughter of Charles and Betty Eirschele of Farmington, Michigan. Barbara is survived by her husband, George Graves of Bismarck; son, Michael Graves of Chattanooga TN; sister Carolyn Williams of Springhill TN; brother, Charles Eirschele Jr. or Detroit MI.


Barbara was an entrepreneur, owning a printing business in Jupiter FL, and pack and ship business in Marietta GA. However, her  true love was nature photography, especially bird shots.  She won numerous awards for her ability to visualize the perfect photo.   


She truly loved all animals and belonged to many wildlife/conservation organizations.  She would never fail to adopt a stray dog and at one time had 6 dogs living with her, all strays. 


Here she generously supported her favorite organization, the Humane society, both the National and the local in Clark county.  As per her wish, her husband will continue supporting these fine organizations.

Rest in peace, "Barb".


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