83 years old, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 surrounded by her family and tons of love at Serenity House. She was born in Santa Barbara, August 25, 1929, Graduated from Santa Barbara High School and remained in the city the majority of her life.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, amateur gardener and garage-saler, and an amazing cook, known for her famous lasagna. She will always be remembered for her original sense of humor and ability to "tell it like it is." She has had a great influence on all of us and will be deeply missed, but the memories of her will always remain.
She is survived by her children, Colleen (John) Rickman and Bill (Kelli) Barrett, and her four grandchildren, Casey, Jodi, Alex and Daniel.
The family wishes to thank all the loving, caring people at Serenity House for making our Mom and Grandma's last days as comfortable and peaceful as possible. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24th at the Mission Rose Garden at 10:30 am with a reception to follow.