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In Memoriam

Kim Lueders
Barbara Ann Hindman (April 7, 1948 - April 27, 2007) worked for HSLDA from 1991 to 2007.
On April 27, 2007, Home School Legal Defense Association lost a co-laborer and dear sister in the Lord, Barbara Hindman. Barbara began working for HSLDA in 1991 as an accounts payable clerk and eventually became the human resources assistant.

Although our members were not likely to have known of Barbara’s service, her work was instrumental to the daily life of HSLDA as she oversaw all of the details of our payroll and employee recordkeeping. Her commitment to serving God by faithfully seeing to the small details supported the attorneys, legal assistants, membership coordinators, and all of the other staff who serve our members.

Co-workers will always remember Barbara’s thoroughness, efficiency, honesty, patience, quiet smile, and commitment to wise use of finances. “In her memory,” announced HSLDA President Mike Smith, “we have established the Barbara A. Hindman Stewardship Award to recognize HSLDA employees who discover ways to make our resources stretch further.”

Kim Lueders
Barbara Hindman (right) had a heart for missions, and recently went on a trip to Zambia to minister with Every Orphan’s Hope.

“Barbara was the kind of person who would even find mistakes the bank had made,” added HSLDA Membership Director/Human Resources Director Chuck Hurst. “Once she was given a task, I never had to worry about it being completed. And Barbara was constantly looking for ways to cut costs.”

A resident of Purcellville, Virginia, Barbara was an avid gardener. She frequently brightened co-workers’ desks and days with beautiful roses, lilacs, and peonies from her yard. As a member of King of Kings Worship Center, Barbara also had a great passion for missions. Most recently, she went on a short-term missions trip to Africa with Every Orphan’s Hope Foundation in 2004.

When Martha Cameron, Zambian missionary for Every Orphan’s Hope, learned about Barbara’s homegoing, she wrote: “We have lost a powerful intercessor . . . I’m crying, but I don’t really feel sad—I'm almost envious.”

Our sympathy and prayers are with her husband, Richard Hindman, sons Barry and Bradley, daughter Lori Kelley, and five grandchildren.

Barbara, we miss you!