(1923 - 2016)
Born in England. Married Czech architect and planner Eugene D. Sternberg. Emigrated to US in 1946; moved to Evergreen in 1972.
Taught race relations, urban sociology at Colorado Woman's College, Denver University, Opportunity School; writer; Jungian psychotherapist.
Collaborated with her husband on many articles in professional planning and architectural magazines as well as two books, including Evergreen, Our Mountain Community, (1987, updated and reprinted in 1993 and 2004) with all proceeds donated to the Evergreen Kiwanis Foundation. Also collaborated with her daughter in writing If I Die and When I Do: a pioneer book on teaching middle school students about death and dying.
Wrote historical biography of Anne Evans, daughter of Governor John Evans and one of Colorado's most important – and largely forgotten – cultural pioneers.
Evergreen volunteer activities included the expansion of the Open School (a Jefferson County alternative school) to include the high school years; participating in the founding of the Evergreen Chapter of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; and playing a part in the founding and development of Art for the Mountain Community, whose primary purpose is to raise funds to place sculpture in public places throughout the community.
Source: Barbara Sternberg; photo by David Cuin
See also: Barbara Sternberg obituary