Goodbody Mortuary

5027 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA


Elaine June Barrack

June 21, 1936August 5, 2019

Elaine June Barrack, June 21, 1936 - August 5, 2019: Daughter of Mary Margaret & Nasim George Sawaya.

Born in San Diego California spent much of early childhood in Alpine California (where she attended elementary school). Attended Grossmont High School. Attended UCLA where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, accepted to Pre-Med, then finished with teaching credentials when she was engaged to be married.

Married August 19, 1956 to Alfred Thomas Barrack.

They raised 7 children and have been blessed with 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Elaine put aside her career to become a devoted wife and dedicated mother. She always said her greatest reward in life was to be fully present & available to raise her children the best she knew how by being there and teaching her Faith through love and example. She gave unselfishly and served as an advocate in her life of dedication to service for the intellectually and developmentally disabled like her daughter Lorraine.

She will dearly be missed by all, but we will look to the light of heaven knowing mom is always with us.

A rosary and funeral mass for Elaine will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Santa Sophia Church, 9800 San Juan St., Spring Valley, CA 91977. A burial will occur at Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausolem, 4470 HILLTOP DR, SAN DIEGO, California 92102-3651.

In Honor of Elaine‘s wishes: In lieu of flowers, a small donation to aid the Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled individuals who may have no involved loved ones or funds; that the donation may be used to provide extra clothing, personal needs, birthday and Christmas gifts, birthday and Christmas celebrations, outings, etc. and/or whatever is needed to help improve the quality of their lives.

Please find the Donation Page @ https://give.classy.org/barrack if you are interested.

Warm wishes & God's blessings~

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  • Rosary and Funeral Mass Saturday, August 10, 2019


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Jana Hallford

August 11, 2019

My family and I will always be deeply grateful for Elaine Barrack and her husband Alfred. My brother David lives at the Alfred and Elaine Barrack Home. Thanks to the Barracks, my parents lived to see my brother placed in this beautiful house.
Elaine was a dear, sweet, woman who cared about others, and was unfailingly kind and generous. Her life was a great example of how to make the world a better place, and how to live one's faith. She will be fondly remembered, and greatly missed.

Thomas Gochenour-Dubois

August 7, 2019

I want to extend my deepest sympathy and love to all the Barrack family. Her kindness was contagious and her memory will live on forever.

I will always remember Aunty Elaine as someone who would light up a room and always admired her great spirit, positivity and support of community.

I look forward to celebrating her life and eternal love with all reaches of the Barrack Family and wish you all comfort during this difficult time.