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Richard R. Barron is pictured in this October 2022 image by Robert Stinson.
Richard R. Barron is pictured in this October 2022 image by Robert Stinson.
Richard poses at sunset during one of his photography classes at the Pontotoc Technology Center. The photo was made by photography student Cara Skillern.
Richard poses at sunset during one of his photography classes at the Pontotoc Technology Center. The photo was made by photography student Cara Skillern.

Richard is a professional photographer at The Ada News, the daily newspaper of record in Ada, Oklahoma. Richard was married to Abby S. M. Barron for more than 17 years.

Richard R. Barron and Abby S. Milligan pose for their official engagement photo in July 2004.
Richard R. Barron and Abby S. Milligan pose for their official engagement photo in July 2004.
Richard photographs a church in Eureka Springs, Arkansas in March 2024, in this photo by Dan Marsh.
Richard photographs a church in Eureka Springs, Arkansas in March 2024, in this photo by Dan Marsh.

The Barron’s hobbies included traveling and hiking in the adventure playground of the Colorado Plateau, flying, climbing, camping, and writing.

Richard has been teaching photography at the Pontotoc Technology Center since 2007.

Abby was married to Paul Milligan for 23 years until his death from cancer in 1992. Paul and Abby’s only daughter, Dawna Michele Milligan-Reeves, lives in the Dallas area with her husband Tom Reeves and their son Paul. Richard was not married before.

Richard has been a photojournalist his entire career. This image by Ashlynd Elizabeth Huffman is from the Oklahoma Press Association's annual convention in June 2019.
Richard has been a photojournalist his entire career. This image by Ashlynd Elizabeth Huffman is from the Oklahoma Press Association’s annual convention in June 2019.

Abby and Richard took their first vacation together, The High Road, in July 2003, and in October 2004 were married at the majestic Delicate Arch in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.

Richard and Abby exchange wedding vows at Utah's iconic Delicate Arch in this October 2004 image by Michael D. Zeiler.
Richard and Abby exchange wedding vows at Utah’s iconic Delicate Arch in this October 2004 image by Michael D. Zeiler.
Richard hikes in southwest Oklahoma's Wichita Mountains in 2024. Richard has been visiting this location since 1971.
Richard hikes in southwest Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains in 2024. Richard has been visiting this location since 1971.

In addition to his career as an award-winning news photographer and feature writer, Richard is a licensed private pilot, a licensed amateur radio operator (kc5tfz) and member of the Pontotoc County Amateur Radio Association, a member of the American Radio Relay League, a long-time devoted vegetarian and gardener, an avid outdoorsman and hiker, a photography teacher, a photography columnist, a magazine editor, 2023-24 President of Ada Sunrise Rotary, and webmaster of this web site.

Richard flies a Cessna 150 in the spring of 2023.
Richard flies a Cessna 150 in the spring of 2023.

Richard was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in 2021.

Richard was named Outstanding Adan in the Arts for 2019 by the Ada Arts Council.

Richard poses with his plaque naming him Outstanding Adan in the Arts for 2019.
Richard poses with his plaque naming him Outstanding Adan in the Arts for 2019.
Richard reads material at "Open Mic Nyte" in 2018 in this photo by Mackenzee Ellen Crosby.
Richard reads material at “Open Mic Nyte” in 2018 in this photo by Mackenzee Ellen Crosby.

Abby was a former restaurateur and a retired membership administrator at Legal Shield in Ada. She was also a freelance photographer, shooting photo assignments for newspapers and magazines. Abby died in March 2022.

Richard and Abby pose for a photo at the end of the Grand View Point Trail in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October 2010.
Richard and Abby pose for a photo at the end of the Grand View Point Trail in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, October 2010.

When time and circumstance allowed, Abby and Richard usually vacationed in the same spectacular Colorado Plateau landscape where they got married.

Abby S. M. Barron and Richard R. Barron pose for photographer Robert Stinson in November 2018.
Abby S. M. Barron and Richard R. Barron pose for photographer Robert Stinson in November 2018.

You can contact Richard at richardbarron.net@gmail.com or giantmuh@yahoo.com. All content on richardbarron.net is ©Copyright 2024 by Richard R. Barron.