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Documenting the Life of Barb Cram, 1947-2020

Barbara Cram

Barbara Byron Cram of Falls Church passed away peacefully on June 2, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Our family wishes to express our profound gratitude to her friends in Falls Church for the outpouring of love shown to Barb during her illness and passing. She joins beloved departed: Father Harry, mother Jeanne, and brother Harry.

She is survived by: Husband Steve; children Matt, Stacy, Julie, Steve, and Buck; siblings Ron, Elizabeth, and Greg; and grandchildren Grant, Bryce, Loudon, Morgan, Samantha, Reagan, and McKay.

Born February 21, 1947 in the Washington D.C. area, Barb moved to Falls Church in 1978.

Her most recognizable and endearing quality was that she invested herself so deeply in her family, her community, and her church.

Barb’s achievements include: a career in politics which she cherished and made lifetime friendships; building Greenscape, a successful Falls Church business that promoted beauty and creativity; contributing to numerous Falls Church civic organizations, including the FC Public Private Partnership, the Downtown Merchants Association, the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, the Tricentennial Committee, the 400th Anniversary of America, the Watch Night Falls Church Celebration, and Falls Church Arts.

Barb’s creativity was endless and her landscaping style won numerous awards. She also felt honored to have her garden included on The Historic Gardens of Virginia tour.

Barb’s recognitions include: “Pillar of the Community,” awarded by the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce; “Spirit of Falls Church,” awarded by the Village Preservation and Improvement Society and “Grand Marshall,” Falls Church 2017 Memorial Day Parade.

To honor Barb’s memory, our family would ask that you live, as she has, to serve others, expecting nothing in return.

A private burial was held on June 5, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery in Falls Church. In lieu of flowers, we’d ask that you volunteer, plant a tree, or make a contribution to the organization that meant so much to her — Falls Church Arts.