Barbara Jean Hougnon, 81, of Yakima died Saturday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hougnon was born in St. Anthony, Idaho, and moved to Yakima at age 1. She later moved to Buckley and then to Seattle. In 1958 she moved to Yakima, where she worked as an insurance secretary at Sherwood and Roberts and at the Gervais Insurance Agency. After retiring, she owned and operated the Little Red Caboose at Track 29.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Shepherd Barth and Linda Shepherd Anderson, both of Yakima; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services are pending. Arrangements are by Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima.