Barbara Suzanne Pederson was born at home on Nov. 27, 1931 in Seattle, WA. She passed away suddenly on Jan. 24, 2013 at age 81 in Citrus Heights, CA. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Dr. Henry and Lydia Pederson, her brother Henry Pederson Jr., and her sisters Lydia Hyland and Marilyn C. Pederson. She is survived by her brother Jim and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Barbara was raised in Seattle. She moved to San Jose, CA in the late 1950's with her mother and sister Marilyn, later moving to Citrus Heights CA. She worked at Aerojet for 33 years, primarily in the Minuteman Program. She loved her church, her family, and her many friends and neighbors. Barbara was an avid gardener and bird watcher, loved good music, and was a great SF Giants and 49er's fan. She was a prolific sender of greeting cards to many folks and for almost any occasion. She is greatly missed. A memorial Service will be held at Advent Lutheran Church, 5901 San Juan Ave., Citrus Heights on Tues., Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:00 am.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Feb. 11, 2013