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Barbara Ensworth


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Barbara Ensworth Obituary
BARABARA ENSWORTH 12/07/51 01/16/18 Barbara Olson Ensworth, age 66, passed away on January 16th surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. Barbara was born on December, 7th, 1951 in Lake Lillian, Minnesota. She was the first child of Walter and Joan Olson. Barbara attended high school in Santa Barbara, California and received her degree in respiratory therapy from UCLA. Barbara worked in the medical field in Chico, California for 30 years before retiring in 2013 to focus on her health. Barbara married Jerry Ensworth, the love of her life, in 1994 and together they raised their blended family (Matthew and Forrest from Jerry's previous marriage) and Nadia (from Barbara's previous marriage). Family and friends were Barbara's passion and delight. She also loved to entertain, cook delicious meals and travel the world with those most important by her side. Barbara is survived by her husband Jerry, her daughter Nadia (Justin), her step-sons Matthew (Christy) and Forrest in addition to four grandchildren Josie, Ethan, Adele and Roman. She is also survived by her sisters Julane and Jana and brother David as well as her nephews Nikolas, David and Maximillian and her niece Elena. Barbara was a strong and beautiful person who was loved by everyone who knew her. Generous of heart and spirit, Barbara gave everything she had to those she loved, up until the very end. She and Jerry had an incredible life together, traveling the world, raising their family and enjoying so many extraordinary experiences. She will be missed and cherished by all who knew her. At her request, no public services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in her name.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Mar. 11, 2018
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