Cathy, Sharon, & Harry,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom...I didn't know that she had passed away....Barbara always has that nice and big smile......she is with God now and no more pain or suffering....peace at last..... my prayers,thoughts, rosary, and condolences go out to you all....i know on how it feels as I lost my Dad May 31, 2012......time always heals...God will see you all through this even tho i am late with this.....Your mom will always me in my prayers and rosary...Sunday November 24, I will have a Mass said for her.....God Bless you all.....
I will always remember Barbara she was a very strong intelligent person and had a love for life, a loving mom and a caring friend. She will be sadly missed but will she live on through her children, I feel very blessed to have known her.
Dear family, I became very ill and was not able to attend memorial service. My heartfelt condolences to you. Barbara was a lovely and beautifully talented and special lady. She will be missed. My sympathy on her passing.Sincerely with love, Cousin Frances
Jim and I were very sorry to hear about your mother passing. She was truly a wonderful and talented person.
Kathryn and Jim Fowler
I knew Barbara as a terrific artist. She had a wonderful style and passion for it. Bill Layne
Cathy, Sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful Mother. She was always so nice to me when I went to your home back in our H.S. days.Her big smile will be missed.
Condolences to the family. My office spent many years working with Barbara.
PJ Clancy, MD
My deepest sympathy to you all. Barbara and I were friends for many years. We went to St. Mary.s Hosp. School of Nursing together. Were roommates after graduation and went to Hawaii together. We kept in touch over the years. God bless you Barbara, rest in peace.
Barbara's oldest daughter Cathy is one of my oldest and dearest friends, so I've known Barbara since 1980, she was truly an amazing lady, I know Cathy loved her mom so very much and this has been so very hard on her, Cathy is recovering from major back surgery, but she didn't for a moment let that stop her from visiting her mother during her time in the hospital as a result of the stroke,even though I know it was against her doctor's orders, that to me is true love of a child for her mother, I know Cathy moved back home some years ago to be able to help her mother as her mother was getting on in years and I know she cherishes the time that they had together, being Cathy's BFF, we have spoken nearly every day, both in the weeks following her mother's stroke and the days and weeks since her mother passed, the love of a daughter and a mother is such a special bond and I know Barbara loved all of her children dearly and I offer my condolences to Harry and Sharon as well, Barbara was truly an artist in many ways and she always made me feel special on the times that I was lucky enough to be in her presence, the world has lost a very beautiful soul, and she'll be greatly missed. I do know that it gave Barbara great peace of mind to know that Cathy was able to find and marry her soulmate Rick before her passing, it gives a mother comfort to know that their child is in good hands.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
With deepest sympathy to all the family. She will be missed by all her friends at SMUD. She left us with alot of precious memories that we will always cherise. I will miss her smile and laughter. Rest in peace my friend and "Hen Party sister"-love you.
Beautiful Barbara was a great friend from my days at SMUD and my wedding photographer extraordinaire. She had a great sense of humor as well as the eye of an artist. Before Birkenstocks were popular she started wearing them at work, much to my dismay. I used to tease her unmercifully about how ugly they were on a regular basis. We had a lot of fun and shared our love of our doggies as well as art. I know her family misses her and so do I.
With deepest sympathy for your loss. I will miss her smile, laughter and friendship, but memories of our time together throughout the 30 years will always be cherised. Barara had a sense of humor that filled your belly. I believe that nurses and some doctors are born with it to carry them through the hard times. Barbara's artistic talents were amazingly beautiful and extraordinary. I will miss & love her always, my dear friend.
We shared some great laughs over the years. We did some cross country skiing and walks for charity. She was a part of our "Hen Party" group. Barbara took beautiful pictures of my wedding. She also painted a picture for me when my daughter was born. Rest in peace my friend.
I am deeply sorry that your family, friends, and this world has lost you. I never had the honor of meeting you personally, but I always felt like I knew you because I always heard the most beautiful, fun stories about you from my friend Sharon. You raised a wonderful daughter so I know for sure that you were an amazing one-of-a-kind woman. You live on in those you love and in those who love you. May you rest in peace Barbara
Hi Anita, I remember you. If my memory serves me, didn't we go on a backpack with Mom years ago? That was a great trip. Thanks everyone for the nice words. We appreciate your rememberances of Mom.
My lovely Mom in law, how wonderfully blessed I was when I got you as a Mother in law. I will use you as an example when its my turn with our beautiful Jamie, who I know you treasured. You were so excited when you found out Raymond and Jamie were engaged. When Raymond and Jamie came to the hospital on Thanksgiving to see you, your face just lit up and you kept saying how happy you were with them.
Your son and I will most certainly keep your memory alive with your Grandkids. We will tell them about all your travels around the world. How lucky they were to have a Grandmother that treasured them. I will miss our quiet moments, our funny moments and our love for Rickey Martin, no one understood but you ! I hope you are sharing all your talents with the Angels. You will forever be in our hearts. Thank you for trusting me with your son. Love Kena
Dear dear friend, travel companion, fellow artist, how you have enhanced my life with your loving friendship... a wonderfully treasured gift. Peace.
We met @ SMUD and became hiking buddies sharing many life experiences, photography, frequent hiking trips to the coast and our Sierra Mountains, identifying wild flowers and exploring. Barbara loved to explore. Barbara was very special to me and enriched my life. Miles & miles on the trail hearing the stories of raising her 3 children. Blessings to her family.
Am so sorry for your loss. A mother is not someone you want to lose too soon. Bless you all and your family.
Mary L Pflaum (Sharon's mom)
Barbara was one of the happiest, most talented people I knew. She used to make me laugh until tears would run down my face. She had such a crazy, fun sense of humor. Her paintings were so beautiful that I bought some of them. Her photography was extraordinary. But most of all, she was a loving, loyal friend. The world truly is a lesser place without her. My deepest sympathy to her family.
I'll always remember coming to her home, and playing with Cathy, Sharon and Harry....she was a great mom, and woman. God Bless, Sharon (Pflaum) Frost.
I'll miss you, your talent, your spirit, and.... your Saturn! Love, Vinny :)
Mom, you were an inspiration to me and taught me(us) how to go with dignity and grace. I miss you so much. Sundays, in particular, are really rough. I'm so proud of you & you were the strongest, bravest & most beautiful person I've ever known. You will live on through our precious memories of you (some make us laugh...you were so funny) & through your beautiful artwork. You were so talented. I'll always love you. Love your daughter, Sharon