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Barbara Elaine Herrin McDonald


1947 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Barbara Elaine Herrin McDonald Obituary
Barbara Elaine Herrin McDonald November 10, 1947 - November 1, 2012 Elaine McDonald was born in Bakersfield, California to Bessie (Sharp) and Clyde Herrin. Elaine grew up in Wasco attending Wasco elementary schools and graduating from Wasco High School with the Class of 1966. Elaine was a devoted single mother who worked hard at many different jobs to raise her daughter Shelly. Elaine was the picture perfect mother with a heart of gold; nothing she wouldn't give for the love of her daughter. Elaine married her high school sweetheart Doug in April 2011 which completed her life. Doug still holds her heart in heaven. Elaine loved music from the forties and Rock 'n' Roll Oldies. She had a passion for dancing and dreamed of traveling to see her America. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents and 3 sisters, Naomi June Wilkenson, Dora Jane Herrin, Billie Jean Foster and niece Paula Brannon. Surviving family members include her husband, Doug McDonald; daughter, Shelly Simpson-Barrena and her husband Robert; grandson Alexander Gonzalez; nephews Harold Sanborn and wife Sherry; Howard Sanborn; Kyle and Jeff Brannon; Brian McDonald and wife Allison. Services will be held Thursday, November 8 at 10am at Peters Funeral Home. Terry Ruddell will officiate the service and interment will follow at Wasco Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Wednesday November 7 from 4pm until 8pm at Peters Funeral Home. Please send condolences to the family at www.GoldenValleyMemorialCare.com. Peters Funeral Home - Wasco www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 6, 2012
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