Barbara Yarbrough, 64, Hopkins lab technician

April 18, 2002

Barbara Yarbrough, a senior lab technician at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died of cancer Monday at Sinai Hospital. She was 64 and lived in the Cheswolde section of Northwest Baltimore.

She worked at the medical school for 31 years and was senior technician in the clinical pathology lab. She also co-wrote several scientific studies relating to animal models of human disease, including cancer.

Born and raised in Opelika, Ala., she attended Alabama College.

Miss Yarbrough taught high school for a year in West Point, Ga., and spent six years in the Women's Army Corps, attaining the rank of sergeant. She was also a recreational skydiver, played softball and rode horses.

She moved to Baltimore in the early 1960s.

A memorial service will be held at noon tomorrow in the Marburg Conference Room of Johns Hopkins Hospital, 501 N. Broadway.

She is survived by three cousins.

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