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Barbara Lou Burgess


1938 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Barbara Lou Burgess Obituary
Barbara Lou Burgess December 13, 1938 - May 17, 2012 Barbara Burgess lost a hard fought battle with cancer but never gave up. She was born December 13, 1938 in Vandalia, IL. She moved to Bartlesville, OK where she graduated High School wither 3 life-long friends, Ruth, Judy and Carol. Their friendship never wavered the next 50 years. Barbara worked in the hospital in Bartlesville and the hospital in Casper, WY. She then became a dental assistant and met and married her husband of the next 52 years, Chub. Her first son, Scott was born in Casper and second son, Jeff, was born in Bakersfield. After coming to Bakersfield, she became a full time mom, den mother, soccer mom, baseball mom and PTA mom. She was the matriarch of the family and the glue which held it together. Next to her family, her second love was gambling. She visited every casino from Florida to Australia. When her grandson, Austin, and granddaughter Cheyenne came into the picture, everything changed- they became her number one love over everything else. She is survived by her husband, Chub Burgess, her son Scott and his wife Nicky, Her son Jeff, Her grandson Austin and his wife Gina and her granddaughter, Cheyenne. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the . www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 20, 2012
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