Barbara Blackstone ’63, age 79, died peacefully on January 6. Barbara was Director of Alumni Affairs from 1988 to 1991, at a time alumni involvement with the college was increasing rapidly. She graduated from Carleton in 1963 with a degree in religion, and ultimately found her calling as a mediator for the State of Minnesota and an educator on women’s power in the workplace. For decades, Barbara was involved with The Minnesota Women’s Press, among other organizations advocating for women and their creative opportunities.
Barbara cherished her daughters Lisa and Laura, and also deeply valued her lifelong association with many Carleton friends and classmates. A virtual service will be hosted by the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis on January 30.