On October 8, 2013, Barbara passed away peacefully in her home after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. She had her loving husband and son by her side.
Barbara Lincoln was born in Hillsboro, IL, on May 25, 1947, the daughter of Jeanette Francis and Walter Frank Martin. In Butler, IL, Barb met Ralph A. Lincoln at an opening for the Boar's Head restaurant. They fell madly in love and six weeks later married on November 6, 1972, in Springfield, IL. They relocated to San Diego, CA, in October 1979 to raise their family.
Barb worked at Westwood Elementary School for 31 years as a Special Education Aide. She had countless friends and touched the lives of hundreds of children. With three energetic children she was very involved with the Rancho Bernardo community. She washed hundreds of Little League uniforms, helped the Boy Scouts every year with luminaries, served on the PTA and was inducted into the RB Sports Hall of Fame for her work with the Blue Fins Swim Team.
Barb was an avid reader, gardener and cook. She enjoyed attending sporting activities with her husband and loved the Padres. She was a selfless person who often set aside her own needs to make sure others were taken care of first.
Barb is survived by her husband, Ralph A. Lincoln; three children, Crystal Papke, Ralph W. Lincoln and Tracy Marche; and four grandchildren, Travis Tuzinkiewicz, Joshua Marche, Kayla Parker and Taylar Marche.
Barbara's Celebration of Life will be held Friday, November 8, 2013, at 4:00 pm at the Westwood Club, 17394 W. Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA 92127.
Barbara donated her body to the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the hopes her contribution may help save the lives of others. The family asks in lieu of flowers, memorial donations for cancer research are sent to UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.