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Barbara Frances Switzer

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Barbara Frances Switzer Obituary
Barbara passed away April 23, 2017 at her home in Laguna Woods, CA at the age of 100. Barbara was born on February 2, 1917, in Pasadena, CA to James Hamilton and Frances Rebecca (Colyer) Lash. Barbara spent most of her youth in Hollywood, CA and graduated from Hollywood High School in 1934. She then obtained a bachelor's degree in sociology from Pomona College in 1938 and a master's degree in Christian education from Claremont School of Theology in 1968. Barbara married Elmo Glenn Switzer in 1940. Barbara lived in Burbank, CA from 1940-46, Corona, CA from 1946-68 and then Laguna Beach from 1968-2003. She spent her final years in Laguna Woods.
Barbara was predeceased by Elmo in 2007 after 67 years of marriage. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Kathryn E. Switzer of Victorville and Marilyn F. Dunlap (D.B.) of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother-in-law, Eugene "Pete" Switzer; five nieces; a nephew, and her loving caregiver for the past decade, Portia Bernil.
As she wished, her ashes will be scattered at sea and there will be no memorial service. Arrangements provided through Pacific View Memorial Park. Donations may be made in Barbara's name to The Nature Conservancy or to the .
Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 30, 2017
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