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Barbara Barnard


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Barbara Barnard Obituary
June 1927 - May 2017 Barbara Ungerleider Barnard, 89, passed away May 20, 2017 in Lake Elsinore, California with her son and daughter by her side. Born in Philadelphia, PA in June 1927 to Harry and Marion Ungerleider, Barbara grew up in Great Neck, New York. She graduated from Smith College before beginning a career in television in New York City with the DuMont Television Network. She married Donald Rosenquest in 1952 and they moved together to Los Angeles, where she managed the Caroline Leonetti Ltd. modeling agency before forming her own ad agency with Donald. Donald passed away in 1977, and Barbara later married Dick Barnard. They moved to Riverside County in 1995 and her agency continued there. Dick passed away in 2002. Barbara was a pioneering working woman, with a career that spanned live television, editorial for Harper's Bazaar, costume design, and running her own successful agency for over 40 years. She worked right up to her last day, loving her life and her work. Barbara is survived by her sister Ellen Justus, son Nils Rosenquest (wife Sally), daughter Jordis Rosenquest (husband Robin), nephew Brad Justus (wife Wendy), niece Andrea Kann (husband Greg) and her cousin Alan Rice, as well as a wide array of friends, associates and co-workers around the world. Barbara possessed a unique soul, inspiring anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. An extraordinary lady, she lived life to the fullest with humor, grace, poise and sheer smarts right up to her last moment. Barbara requested no services. Instead the family will be planning a celebration party later this summer to be held in California. Those wishing to remember Barbara might donate in her name to: Smith College, Northampton Massachusetts, or The Assistance League of Southern California, or Friends of Lake Elsinore Public Library, Lake Elsinore, CA
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 30, 2017
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