Naida Irene Barnes Blaut
1931 - 2021
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NAIDA IRENE BARNES BLAUT Naida was born August 1931, in Torrance California to Jeff and Blanche Barnes. When Naida was four the family moved to Lynwood, California. She went to school in Lynwood from grades K through High School. When she was 18, she met the love of her life, Joseph (Joe) Blaut. They were married June 18, 1950 and this was the start of their 51-year marriage. They had three sons, Steven Joseph, Joseph (Jay), and Andrew John. In 1955 Joe became a fireman with the city of Vernon fire department. They moved to Norwalk, California at this time. Naida was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker. They enjoyed camping and water skiing in the summers and all the boys learned to fish. Naida loved to sew and had many hobbies. Her last and most ambitious was working with stained glass. In her 40's she went to beauty college and became a hairdresser. She worked for five years until Joe retired in 1980. When they retired, they moved to Baja, Mexico, spending summers in Ensenada and winters in Mulege. They spent their days fishing in the Sea of Cortez, making new friends and just enjoying their retirement. They moved back to the states in 1990 and bought a home in Oroville, California. Thier first grandson, Daniel Kyle, was born in 1990. A second grandson Joseph Robert was born in 1996. Joe and Naida volunteered at their local visitor center for 10 years and Naida became highly active with the altar Society at St. Thomas the Apostle. Naida loved people and made many new friends in Oroville. Joe passed away in 2001 and Naida continue to live in Oroville. She traveled with friends and remained active in her church. In 2016 she moved to assisted living at the Atascadero Christian Home and to be near her eldest son Steve and wife Janet. Naida always told her friends how proud she was of her husband, three sons and two grandsons. They were the most important part of her life. Naida is survived by son Steven (Janet) of Morro Bay, Jay (Vance) of the Philippines, and Andy (Teresa) of Norwalk, grandsons Dan of South Carolina, and Joe of Camarillo, California, brother Jeff (June) Barnes of Henderson, Nevada, and sister Norma (Lou) of Lakewood, California and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank and are very grateful to the staff at Atascadero Christian Home for their excellent care and love of our mother. She loved the staff and always said "this is where I'm supposed to be." Family would also like to thank and are incredibly grateful for the excellent care given to our mother by Dr. Jeffrey Bourne and staff, Michelle and all the staff at Central Coast Home Health and Hospice. Please know you all made a difficult time easier with your kind care. A memorial mass will be performed on April 11, 2021 in the Philippines and broadcast about 10 days later on YouTube (delayed by any lockdowns). There is also a video memorial of Naida's Facebook page on YouTube. Any memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in lieu of flowers.

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Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Apr. 4, 2021.
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April 10, 2021
Naida was grandmother to my son, Daniel. Even though we were separated by distance, we were never separated by our shared love of Dan. She was the perfect grandmother for him and I will always appreciate how kind and loving she was.
Carol (Blaut) Johnson
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