Sunday, December 30, 2012

Barbara Jean Porter Gardner, BHS '41 (1923-2012)

Please keep the the family in your prayers...

HI Cathy: Attached is an obituary for my mother who passed away recently, for posting to your BHS blog.

Thank you,
Judy Gardner Puls (BHS 1964)


Barbara Jean Porter Gardner, was born Jan 30, 1923 in Los Angeles, Calif, to Maurice and Phyllis Porter She grew up in Burbank, Calif, and attended Burbank High School (BHS 1941) where at the age of 15 she met Raymond Gardner (BHS 1939). They married July 24, 1942 and spent 60 years together, raising 3 daughters. Barbara worked for Pacific Telephone Co., as a long distance and information operator.

After they retired, Barbara and Raymond spent their time at their homes in Camarillo, Calif and Queen Charlotte, British Columbia. Barbara loved to fish, enjoyed traveling and went to many exotic places, but her favorite was always Hawaii. Barbara was a beautiful soul and always looked on the bright side of any situation.

She was preceded in death by her parents Maurice and Phyllis, her husband Raymond, and her son-in-law Wayne Sampson. She is survived by her daughters Judy (Karl) Puls (BHS 1964), Janet Gardner Sampson (BHS 1967), and Jill (Myckle) Solotoff (BHS 1971), her granddaughter Kristi (Gregg) Condon and her great grandchildren Amanda and Joshua.

A special thanks to the staff at the Palms Assisted Living in Ventura for taking such good care of our Mother in her final days. Barbara’s ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean near Ventura Harbour and at the Blow Hole in Keauhou, Hawaii.

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