Barbara Elaine Welch, 69, Bakersfield, passed away at 9:10 p.m., March 12, 2016, from ovarian cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles surrounded by family.
Barbara (Barby) was born December 17, 1946, in Fowler, California. She was retired from the medical field. Her titles changed over the years from transcriptionist, to medical assistant, to phlebotomist, to medical billing. She truly cared for other people, and it did not matter if they were strangers, friends, or family.
She is survived by her husband, Paul R. Welch; father, William Kizer, Jr.; brother and wife, William and Sandra Kizer; daughters, Sandra Stevenson and Sheri Crosby; step-daughter, Patricia Welch; step-son, Paul Ray Welch; grandchildren, Bobby, Billy and Brittney, Steven and Heather, Kathryn, David, Justin, Michael, and Megan; great-grandchild, Noah.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Bonita (Baker) Kizer.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at Faith Baptist Church by Pastor Kacey Trudelle, 1960 Ming Avenue. All family and friends are welcome. Reception to follow.
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