OBITUARY

Barbara Jean Siegrist

September 6, 1925July 5, 2018
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Barbara Siegrist, formerly of Chowchilla, CA., passed away in Fresno on July 5, 2018 at the age of 92. She was born in Kalamazoo, MI. on September 6, 1925 to Robert Hawkins and Ruth Huddleston Hawkins where she was raised with five brothers and graduated from Western Michigan University. After college Barbara served as a stewardess with American Airlines, traveling throughout the country until she met the love of her life, Roy Howard Siegrist on a blind date during a lay-over in Los Angeles. Roy and Barbara were soon married in Kalamazoo, moved to California where Roy had a career in agri-business and immediately started a family. They had a daughter followed by four sons over the next ten years. Once the youngest entered school, Barbara started her career as an elementary school teacher. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Roy and her brothers Don, Charles, Richard and Roger. She is survived by her brother Harold; daughter Lynn (Art) Montanio of Bakersfield, CA.; sons Bob (Jill) of Fresno, CA., Larry (Beth) of Nampa, ID., Dan (Eleanor) of San Diego, CA. and Tom (Chris) of Fresno, CA.; grandchildren Yvonne, Art Jr., Ronald, Joel, Phil, Rocky, Kyle and Stephen; along with many great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the loving and caring staff at Sunrise Assisted Living Facility, who made Barb’s stay a home away from home. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Chowchilla on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church, 817 Trinity Ave, Chowchilla, CA. 93610. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Palm Memorial Wordens Chapel located in Chowchilla, C.A.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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