After a long, courageous and valiant struggle with cancer, Barbara R. Platon was called home by the Lord. She departed on June 12, 2012. Barbara was born on Sept. 8, 1938 in Denver, Colorado to James and Aline Dexter. She attended school in Haigler, Nebraska. She also attended McCook Jr. College in McCook, Nebraska. Barbara moved back to Denver, Colorado where she met Airman Benjamin Platon. They were married in December 1957. Her only son Benjamin Platon II was born in October 1959. Her husbands military career took her to Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Arizona, Wyoming, California, Philippines, Hawaii, Alabama, Missouri and Denmark, finally landing in Roseville, California. She loved to travel and continued to do so when able.
She worked for Universal Pictures, the Federal Civil Service and Roseville 1st Presbyterian Church.
Barbara loved to craft with her hands, knitting, macrame, beading, needlework, Belgian lace tatting, and American and Hawaiian quilting.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband Lt. Col (Ret.) Benjamin Platon, her son attorney Benjamin Platon II, her sister Gwen Hermansen (Wayne), brothers Phil Dexter (Carol) and Gail Dexter (Eileen), several cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and in-laws. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Aline and sister Joyce Guerrero (Jose).
Memorial to be held Thursday, June 21, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Centerpoint Community Church, 515 Sunrise Avenue, Roseville, California. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's name to the Centerpoint Community Church, the City of Hope Ovarian Cancer Research (www.cityofhope.org) or
(www.komen.org) would be appreciated.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on June 17, 2012