Barbara Klokkevold |

Barbara Klokkevold

Barbara Lee Klokkevold died Feb. 20 at her home in Colfax. She was 66.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Colfax Cemetery.

Ms. Klokkevold was born Oct. 29, 1941, to James and Dorothy Kyle. She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science/history in 1967 and her lifetime teaching credential in 1968 from UC, Berkeley. In 1984 she received a certification as a clinical herbalist from the Institute of Traditional Medicine. Barbara’s teaching career included math/social studies at Dewey High School, Oakland; GED prep at Chana High School, Auburn; English at Monument High School, Kayenta, Ariz.; Independent Study at Placer High School, Auburn; and multisubject education specialist K-12 with Horizon Charter School in Lincoln.

Ms. Klokkevold was director and teacher of the Sierra School of Herbs and Health where she developed and taught a 200-hour certification program which included field trips into the Sierra to identify and collect herbs. She had a lifetime love of the Sierra Nevada’s mountains and rivers.

Ms. Klokkevold is survived by her mother, Dorothy Kyle; sister, Marilyn McCracken; brother-in-law, Ken McCracken; niece, Heather Freeman and nephews Devin McCracken and Cameron McCracken.

She will be missed by family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Valley in Citrus Heights.

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