People’s Funeral Chapel

501 North Douty Street, Hanford, CA


Barbara Jean Bellamy

March 4, 1926July 5, 2020

Barbara was born on a farm in Tulare County near midnight March 4-5, 1926. Her family had lived in Central California from Watsonville to Armona along with the hills west of Coalinga in between. She attended Coalinga High, but graduated from Hanford High.

She worked as a clerk/secretary for over 35 years for a major petroleum company, the local school district and many others in Avenal. She resided in Avenal with her husband Joe from after World War II until a few years ago when she moved to Lemoore to be closer to her son and daughter-in-law. Joe passed away in 1966. Barbara was active in the Avenal Senior Center for many years.

She is survived by her son, Russell, daughter-in-law Paulette and two grandkids, Joseph and Rebecca, both of whom live in Denver.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Remembrances can be sent to the Avenal Historical Museum, P.O. Box 572, Avenal CA 93204


  • Private services will be held at a later date.


Barbara Jean Bellamy

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Julio Godinez

July 13, 2020

My condolences to her family and friends. It was an honor and a blessing to have been one of your providers at Hanna's Home Care.

Cristy Atwood Van Hook

July 10, 2020

Barbara was such a sweet lady. I first knew her many years ago in Avenal. I’d like to extend my condolences to Russel, Paulette and family. Praying for peace in their hearts as they feel the loss of this special lady.


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