Barbara was born to Bill and Mary Lewis on September 9, 1947as there oldest daughter. She has 4 brothers and 1 sister. She has lived in Florence all of her life where she met Jack in 1963 and married him August 19, 1966.
Jack and Barbara have one son named Johnny and one dog named Dallas. Johnny also developed a love for bowling and began his career in 175 and is presently bowling in the regional pro tournaments.
Barbara began her bowling career in a mixed league which included friends Barbara and Roland Kennedy in 1975. She was elected league Secretary/Treasurer for the next season. Her beginning average was 76. Her highest career average is 161 with a high game of 258 and two 600 series…
Barbara earned the nickname “BOOM-BOOM” because of bouncing the bowling ball twice as it rolled down the lane to the pins.
All of Barbara’s brothers, her sister, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews enjoy the sport of bowling.
Doris Hoffmeyer, friend and mentor, encouraged Barbara to run for the PDWBA Board as a director. She was elected and attended her first meeting. She was appointed to the office of Secretary/Treasurer in 1979 and held the position until July 1998. She was elected Vice President but was reappointed to the Secretary/Treasurer office to complete the term of the resigning Secretary. Barbara was re-elected for the 2001-02 season.
Doris also encouraged her to run for the SCWBA Board when Ilee Stokes resigned. When Doris retired as State Treasurer, Barbara again followed in her footsteps and was elected to that position. She continues to serve in this capacity. She loves this job!
Barbara always wanted to be a secretary/bookkeeper. She began her working career behind the candy? Counter of F.W. Woolworth Company. After a stint as a manufacturing company and a real estate office, she obtained a bookkeeping job with an auto parts store and was there for 21 years.
She realized her career goal when she became the office manager and chief bookkeeper with Munn and Associates, PC which is a local CPA firm. She loves this line of work. She must be crazy!!
Barbara loves to have a good time and shares her love with fellow bowlers. Bowling has allowed her to make many true friends throughout the state and working with the local and state junior bowling programs has enabled her to continue to plant the bowling bug in youth people. She sees the benefits bowling has given her and wants to pass these benefits on.
The people Barbara came in contact with while a beginner bowlers…Doris…Roland and Barbara and others made her feel welcome and encouraged her to participate in all areas and levels of our bowling organization.
Barbara has distinguished herself in service to bowling locally and statewide. She continues to promote the game throughout the state and encourages newcomers to bowling to exercise their talents for the benefit of the sport. She is truly welcomed into the SCWBA Hall of Fame.