Barbara Ellen Lommen
Barbara Ellen Lommen
  • June 26, 1941 - December 15, 2017
  • Montgomery, Alabama

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Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen, age 76, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away December 15, 2017. She was born on June 26, 1941 in Rock Island, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Mable Elliot Merreighn, brothers Douglas and Rocky Merreighn. She is survived by her husband, James "Jim" Lommen, three daughters, Cynthia Suarez (Alexander) Lesinger, Lisa Suarez McVay, Jamie Lommen (Neil) Moreau of Montgomery, and one son, Dr. David (Leslie) Suarez of Athens, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Cory (Jessica) Lesinger, Kyle (Landon) Lesinger, Samuel (Takia) Suarez, Parker Drummond, Katharine Suarez, Thomas Suarez, Cassie McVay, Austin Moreau, and (coming soon Paxton Moreau); two great grandchildren; sisters, Patricia (Benny) Phillips and Merlene Merreighn of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Barbara spent most of her childhood in Lincoln, Illinois and graduated from high school in Albuquerque. In 1961 she married Jose Suarez (divorced). Barbara married Jim Lommen and they have resided in Montgomery since 1973. Barbara had a career as a Civil Service employee (Executive Secretary) retiring in 2001. Since her retirement she had become an avid reader and collector of books (over 2,000), and soapstone hearts. She loved spending time with her family and bowling, volunteering on local bowling associations both as a coach and director.
Visitation will be at 10:00 on December 21, 2017 Leak Memory Chapel with service following at 11:00. Burial will be in the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Montgomery Food Bank.