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Dolores Ruth Rada Barstow Obituary
DOLORES RUTH RADA BARSTOW May 25, 1927 June 2, 2014 At 87 years old, Dolores passed peacefully at Chino Valley Medical Center after struggling with poor health. Dolores is predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Charles. She is survived by her brother Roger Rada; and her four children Charles A. Barstow, Jr., Wallace M.G. Barstow, Dolores R. Broski and Victoria E. Barstow. She was grandmother and "Babi" to Jennifer, Christina, Marty, Linda, Claire, Natalie, Peter and Catherine and great grandmother to Lucas and Ryley. Dolores grew up in Chicago, south side in the Bohemian neighborhoods and graduated from Centre College in Kentucky. She worked for JP Stevens in New York City before marrying Charles Barstow and starting their life of adventure together, with the U.S. Marine Corps. She was an active and valued volunteer and honored by the Red Cross White Shoe Navy. They retired together in Riverside, California. Most recently Dolores resided at Oakmont of Chino Hills and was most grateful for their attention and care. Dolores loved martinis, the theatre, and her dogs. She was an adventurous cook, party giver extraordinaire, and traveler to all seven continents. She will be remembered for her quick wit and love of crosswords and Jeopardy. She will be missed by more than she can imagine. Drinks will be raised, but services will be private.


Published in Press-Enterprise on June 5, 2014
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