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Barbara Mertus

1937 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Barbara Mertus Obituary
Chatsworth, CA

Barbara Carolyn Mertus passed away on December 2, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ron Mertus; her three daughters, Bonnie Gore (Rob), Sharon Sayre (Clark) and Stacey Mertus; grandchildren, Blaine and Kailey Sayre; siblings, Mary Ann, Marti and Michael; and her sister-in-law, Nancy and her husband, Bill Punches. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John.

Barbara was born on December 31, 1937 to Joe and Gertrude Baker in New Orleans. She grew up in Memphis and graduated from Memphis State. She studied to be a teacher, but American Airlines was interviewing for stewardesses and her dad encouraged her to apply. She loved to fly and travel. She worked as a flight attendant until she was 73 years young (except for the years she raised her girls).

Barbara loved being involved with her children. She was a Girl Scout leader, volunteered at their school, St. John Eudes, and drove her daughters and their friends to all of their activities. She was a quiet, but independent, generous, and classy lady.

Barbara was remembered by her family on December 15th. Condolences may be sent to: [email protected]
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Dec. 30, 2017
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