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Barbara Jane Wallace Wirick

WIRICK, Barbara Jane (Wallace)

Barbara Jane Wallace Wirick passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on May 14, 2013 while visiting dear friends and family in Spokane, WA.

Barbara was born in Pasadena, California on June 29th, 1930 to Rupert and Alice (Fiscus) Wallace. Barbara was the oldest of their two children. She adored her brother, M. H. "Pete" Wallace and his wife Judy. Her grandmother, Alverda Trust Hoyle Fiscus Granger had moved to Pasadena in 1900, making Barbara the third generation of her family to reside in the city.

Barbara lived her entire—and very full—life in the Crown City, and she was unflaggingly enthusiastic about all things Pasadena. An artist and a lover of architecture, she was long time member of Pasadena Heritage, she loved the Rose Parade, the Colorado Street Bridge parties, the Pasadena Playhouse, and the history of "her" city in general. She spent many happy years in the Caltech Public Relations office as the production artist for Engineering and Science magazine and other Caltech publications.

Barbara married Thomas Monroe Wirick on February 23, 1951. Tom passed away on January 26, 2000. She is survived by their three children, Wallace "Wally" Wirick and his wife, Karen, of Pasadena; Nancy Wirick Sullivan and her husband, Michael, of Rossmoor, California; and James Wirick and his wife, Susan, of Fountain Valley, California, as well as eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Her very special group of lifelong friends, the E.V.O.P.'S., so many other treasured friends she gathered over the years, and everyone who loved her . . . . all sing a song of sadness.

There will be a Celebration of Barbara's Life at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013. For more information please contact Mountain View Cemetery at www.MTN-View.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Pasadena Heritage.

Published in Pasadena Star-News on May 21, 2013
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