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Debra Johnson Wells
Feb 08, 2018
My sweet sister Barb. I will always be thankful for the time I was blessed to spend with her. The trips we took together or the trips the rest of us girls took to see her. The hours we spent at her kitchen table talking about so many things: our kids, issues with them at different ages, crying together when our parents were at the end of their lives, coupons and what was on sale where, so many things. She was so much like mom, family meant so much to her. She was so talented, such a remarkable seamstress; She made my kids a few costumes for school programs...they were the best in the school. As Jeff always said "Aunt Barb can fix it, she can fix anything". I'm sure they are enjoying each o...ther's company again. Kiss Jeff for me Barb; Mom, Sue, Gary, Dad, Pug and all the others. I miss you all so much. Will see you all later.Read more
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Samantha L Rader
Jan 11, 2018
Aunt Barb you will be missed by all who knew you. You and I had many summers together and I will always be grateful for all of the time I had with you. I am so glad Mom and I got the time we did with you during our trip. I will never forget our talks and the words you said to me. You made a huge impact on me as a little girl and as a woman. You always had a kind heart and a warm smile. You were one of a kind Aunt Barb! I know your with all of us and we will see you again one day. So until then I promise to "live" and "love" every moment! Fly high Aunt Barb and enjoy your Angel wings! I love you and miss you always!
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Joyce Dremonas
Jan 08, 2018
Barb was a very sweet and kind person not only to her family but friends as well. She will be missed, and she will always hold a special place in my heart. I am glad she is not in pain any longer and I know that one day we will all be together again. Love and miss my sister every day. She is gone but she will never be forgotten!!!
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Patricia Rader
Jan 08, 2018
Love and miss you Barb every day, I am so glad you were my sister and we had all the years and fun we had. R I P my beautiful sister
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Pam Hodge
Jan 08, 2018
She held my hand for a little while but she holds my heart forever! Love you mom, I know you are enjoying your new adventure in heaven! We will all take care of dad and Mr. Kitty. It is not goodbye, but see you later!
Holding her hand — October 31, 2017
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Pam Hodge
Jan 08, 2018
The last year with my mom, I have often read and heard the hardest job is being a parent. The task of caring for a newborn baby, a toddler with non-stop energy, a 7-year old with endless questions, the turbulant years of teens. When you finally look at your child and see an adult, you take a sigh of relief. However, they are still your child and always will be. This IS a hard job, and up until this point was the hardest job. Now I would have to say by far the hardest job I have faced and many of you will face is caring for your dying parent. The sense of helplessness is overwhelming. You question everyone and any advice given. You start to lose trust when the advice given isn't the exact s...ame advice you were given the day before. You sweat, cry and pray things will get better. You have hope and then it is quickly taken away. You give all you can knowing that it is the last act of love you can show. All the while knowing that it all leads to the same outcome. This job has probably changed me forever, but I don't regret it at all. It was and always will be a privilege to love my mom. It is a mix of emotion to see her passing- heartbreaking for us but a relief from the pain for her. It is here where you have to stand on faith... A year ago, my dad - healthy, active and caretaker of my mother - had a massive heart attack. We were all in shock because he seemed so healthy. He was on life support for 3 weeks and while the staff seemed to know the outcome of the situation, I heard my mom pray every night for my dad to survive and live. She believed in miracles and she begged God for one. She told me that she was supposed to go before dad, that this was not the way it was supposed to be. Eventually more test were run on my dad, and they found viable heart tissue that wasn't there before or "was over-looked". This meant that he would have a chance if a surgeon could be found that would be willing to take such a complicated case. A few days later one was found. A helicpter ride and a lot of waiting and praying, dad had his quadruple by pass. He had survived a heart attack, three weeks on life support, infection and a surgery. He has made a remarkable recovery. He IS a walking miracle. I watched as his cardiologist looked at him in awe. I heard him comment that we all thought you were not going to make it through the night and introduce him to the staff as "This year's miracle". Mom got her miracle! God answered her prayers. The last day mom was able to speak to me, she told me she had received a miracle from God and she was not giving up on getting another one. I told her not to give up but sometimes God has other plans. I told her I was sorry I couldn't fix this. We sat and cried together, she asked me to get a wash cloth and wash her face. So I did and she then joked she wasn't sure how my kids ever survived all the face washing- apparently I was a rough face washer! We laughed and she told me to dry my tears. So when I think of my mother and how she prayed hard for my father and he survived and how she and everyone prayed for one more miracle for her to beat the cancer, I have full assurance GOD WAS LISTENING, but had other plans. God's plans are not like our plans. I watched my mom fight, she fought hard, and even though she was crippled with RA and plagued with cancer she was by far one of the strongest people I know. I am heartbroken that her time to go came so quickly, but I have the assurance that she is with her family, and she has a new body that is not plagued with pain and suffering. I am sure she is listening to the angels above singing their praise to our God. She loved angels and now she is with them.Read more
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Sherrie Baxter
Dec 30, 2017
Barb was a very special lady. She had a very kind heart, And loved her family.....
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Chris and Lori Zappella
Dec 28, 2017
Our condolences to you and your family Pam. There are no words to adequately explain the loss of ones mother, or the depth of the loving memories that will live on for generations 💖 Sending hugs and prayers, The Zappellas
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Carolyn lewis
Dec 14, 2017
My special heart felt condolences. To all your family. She was a very special friend to me. She always had a great time with MARILYN AND ME .Talking about all the things we did when we was young. I hope she rest in peace. And Give my twin sister hugs from me.Love and miss her. RIP BARBARA MAY YOU SING WITH THE ANGELS.
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Denise and David Knupp
Dec 14, 2017
So sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with now and the days ahead.(son of Erma Poole Knupp)
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Elizabeth, (Lizzie Johnson), Law
Dec 13, 2017
Aunt Barb an I have always been close. I was so happy when they moved to Yuma, since I also live in AZ. Aunt Barb helped to teach me about unconditional love and the importance of a loving family. Family was the most important thing to her. And she always made sure you felt her love weather on the phone or when we would go for a visit. LOL, and she ALWAYS had a meal ready for you. I remember years ago when we took the kids, mine and Joey's (4 kids) to San Diego. Somehow I ended up on the phone with her. She insisted, with less than an hour notice, that we stop to let her feed us dinner. When we got there she had a full roasted chicken dinner set for us. She offered to bed us down for the... night but we were anxious to get to the beach so we got our bellies full, and our hearts full of love. That's what you got from Aunt Barb. Full bellies and full hearts. I only hope I can make people feel like she made us feel. I will miss her so much. I love you Aunt Barb Love LizzieRead more
So happy — May 31, 2015
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Jodi (Wells) Laughner
Dec 13, 2017
Aunt Barb was an amazing person. Always welcomed you with a smile and open arms. She was a great listener and advice giver, even though if the advice wasn't so pleasant. I remember several times needed to go home sick from school, I would have them call my aunt Barb. When she meet my girls she was so excited and gave them about a thousand hugs those few days we were there. I'm going to miss you so much, love you. Jodi
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Monica Eavey
Dec 13, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved Aunt Barb. Love cousin Monica Eavey
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Pat Rader
Dec 13, 2017
Barb you will be missed very much, your smile, your love and your hugs, I am so glad Samantha went with me to see you in October, she loved doing your hair and nails, I enjoyed laying on the bed talking to you and remembering good ole days. Miss you sister and love you very much, RIP, tell mom, sue and Gary hello for me and I love you all..
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Cheryl Monette
Dec 13, 2017
Aunt Barb was always smiling whenever I saw her, she never let you leave without a hug and she always told you she loved you, she will be greatly missed. I love you Aunt Barb.

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