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Barbara May Glines, wife of William (Bill) Glines, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Emerald Oaks Residential Care Home Monday, April 29, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
Barbara was born in Rio Linda, CA on May 6, 1929 and resided in Yuba City since 1946. She is the daughter of the late Sarah Perry-Jordan and Henry Jordan, who resided in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Bill Glines of Yuba City, her brothers Jim Jordan of Southern California and Jerry Jordan of Oregon, and her five children: Gail Glines-Hannan of Chico, CA, Laurie Glines-Wells and her husband Jeff of Houston, TX, Bruce Glines and his wife Shelley, of Yuba City, CA, Craig Glines of Yuba City, Michael Glines and his wife Terri of Hallwood. She is remembered by her children as a unique, creative mom who always made sure her children were involved in a wide variety of interests-4-H, sports, music lessons and many others. Her station wagon racked up the miles over the years hauling the kids and their friends to various activities.
She went to elementary school in McCloud, CA where her father worked in the lumber industry. Her mother was an elementary teacher and a cook for the lumber workers in McCloud. One of her fondest memories is being invited several times to William Randolph Hearst's summer home in McCloud for yearly swim parties that were given for the town students.
Barbara attended High School in Grants Pass, Oregon where she met her sweetheart and husband to be, Bill Glines. Much to her mother's chagrin, the infatuated 17 year-old eloped with her "Sweet William" and married in Reno on February 8, 1947. They settled in Yuba City as the town where they wanted to live and raise a family. Barbara graduated from Yuba City High School in 1947 and attended Yuba College throughout her lifetime.
Barbara was involved with Christian Women's Club of Yuba City for several years and was instrumental in the founding and development of the Calvary Temple Library in Yuba City.
In 1977, Barbara went to work with her son Bruce who founded Glines Floor Center (now Glines Carpet One on Colusa Ave. in Yuba City). She loved "the shop" and spent several happy years working there with her husband, Bill and her youngest son, Michael, the current owner and general manager.
Barbara raised doxies for years and was frequently seen on her blue leather couch petting a dog. She also loved collecting big stones for her garden, and loved trips to the foothills, with her husband Bill as the chief rock-lifter. Her flower gardens were one of her greatest joys, next to eating the first cherries of the season and sitting in a lawn chair under the trees watching the grandkids climb in the cherry trees and stuff themselves. In her later days, she enjoyed talking to family, friends, hospice staff, care home staff and anyone else she could corner about those special times in the family business.
She is survived by 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She had a special love for babies and was blessed with five of her own, plus many grandchildren who loved hanging out at Grandma's house. She was loved and will be greatly missed by many.
Barbara's memorial service will be on what would have been her 84th birthday, Monday, May 6th at 1:00 p.m. at Sutter Community Church. The church is located at 2900 Acacia Avenue in Sutter. Viewing will be available Friday evening, May 3rd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Ullrey's Memorial Chapel located at 817 Almond Street in Yuba City.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from May 2 to May 5, 2013