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Marian Rae Barbee


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Marian Rae Barbee Obituary
Marian Rae Barbee May 9, 1930 - March 30, 2017 San Diego Marian Rae Mishler Barbee, age 87, passed away of natural causes under hospice care on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. On the same Friday 9 years ago, her beloved husband, Bill Barbee, passed away. Rae was born on May 9, 1930, the youngest daughter of Hub and Muriel Mishler of Ocean Beach. Rae and her dad loved flying and she soloed on her sixteenth birthday. She was a graduate of Point Loma High School class of 1948 and enjoyed a long-term career at Courtesy Chevrolet of San Diego until her retirement. She lived with her husband, Bill, a retired decorated Marine, in Rancho Penasquitos, where they both enjoyed tennis, gardening and traveling. Rae and her companion dog, Mikki, were most recently residents of Gateway Gardens retirement community in Poway until her illness. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Bill Barbee, and her oldest sister, Penny Denissen. She is survived by her sister Margery Grant, nephew Jim Grant and wife Martha, niece Susan Burke and husband Bill, stepdaughters Linda Sutherlin and fianc Joseph, Jo Chilson and husband Kieth, and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rae's sense of humor and optimistic outlook will be deeply missed by her beloved family and friends. Many thanks to Hands of Love elder care residential facility and Elizabeth Hospice for all their loving care during Rae's last days. There will be private services for the family and her final resting place with be with her husband at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Apr. 15, 2018
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