Remembering Sables Past President, Barbara Strawberry

August 21, 1950 – November 23, 2020

By Spencie Netschert, Sables President

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to another member of our Sables family.  I wrote about Ginger Byrum’s passing in the last issue of the Safari Times and a few weeks later, Barbara Strawberry lost her battle with breast cancer.  She was 70 years old.  Barbara joined SCI in 1994 and served as the 7th Sables President from 2000-2002.  She made a life-time commitment to SCI and SCIF Sables and actively served in her role as a member of the Sables Governing Board and on Sables committees until her passing on November 23rd.  She was a founding member of the SCI Chesapeake Chapter and a life member of SCI’s National Capitol Chapter.  She was an outdoors woman and world traveler, hunting on several safaris in Africa. Barbara was the 2013 Safari Club International Hall of Fame award recipient, receiving the distinguished honor at SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention in Las Vegas. We are so grateful for all her contributions to our conservation education mission, and we will miss her.  Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.  To view Barbara’s obituary and share a memory or leave your condolences with her family visit

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