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Barbara Jean Odell


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Barbara Jean Odell Obituary
Odell, Barbara Jean VISTA -- Barbara Jean Odell, 77, died on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her Vista home with her family by her side. She was a dedicated wife, loving mother, and an adoring grandmother and great-grandmother. Barbara was born on June 13, 1936, in Nevada, MO, to Charles and Nora Clinton. Barbara graduated in 1954 from Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, CA. In 1955, she married the love of her life, John Odell. They relocated to Vista in 1973, where they designed and built their dream home. It was there where Barbara spent time surrounded by those she loved most. She will be remembered for her love of bowling, shopping for her great- grandkids, her great cooking, and her beautiful blue eyes. Barbara is survived by her husband of 58 years, and her three daughters, Cheryl Krueger of Temecula, CA (husband Daniel); Cindy Harris of Ashland, OH (husband Lonnie); and Cathy Odell of Vista, CA (partner Marty). She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Mike and Nicki Vasile, Brent and Lonnaye Holland, Lonnie Harris, James and Jenny Leininger, Abram and Cassie Way, Kyle and Jenny Krueger; and 6 great-grandchildren, Hayden, Kylie, Wyatt, JJ, Mia, Jenna Jean, and a baby on the way. In addition, she is survived by loving siblings, nieces, nephews and a host of longtime friends. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m. at New Community Church in Vista, 165 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, CA 92084. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Elizabeth Hospice, www. elizabethhospice.org.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on May 11, 2014
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