William B Barnett

December 16, 1925March 12, 2013
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William Bernard (Bill) Barnett passed away on March 12, 2013. He experienced failing health in the past several months due to subdural hematoma, heart complications and pneumonia. Born December 16, 1925, Bill married his wife, Virginia Marie Boehme, in 1951. Virginia currently resides in a nursing home in El Cajon, CA. They have 6 children, Mary Anne Barnett of Seattle WA, Bill Barnett of Denver CO, Tom Barnett of Temecula, CA, Therese Nicholas of Fredericksburg, VA, Cecilia Giesing of Santee CA, and Martha Miller of El Cajon, CA.

Visitation will be Friday, March 22, 2013, from 6 to 8 pm with the recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00pm at Goodbody Mortuary. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Cemetery, burial following. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego.


  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Rosary Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, March 23, 2013

William B Barnett

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Joseph Kuss

April 20, 2013

I have known the Bill and his wife Virginia since I was 12 years old. His involvement in his Church (Our Lady of Perpetual Help), his devotion to our Lady of Fatima, his support of the pro-life movement are notable. Also, as I grew older, I considered him a lucky man for having married such a loving and kind hearted wife, Virginia.

Maria Kuss

April 20, 2013

I loved Bill and Virginia Barnett. They were such a good example of a nice couple from church. Bill always had a good story to share and was always enthusiastic about something. They were a fun couple, very supportive to many causes and such a joy to be around. He is greatly missed and remains in our prayers always.

Nancy Kuss

March 25, 2013

Bill was a dear friend of myself and my family, starting in the late 1960s at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, and most recently at St. John Bosco Mission. He was an exceptionally kind and generous man, and a pleasure to talk to. Most importantly, he was a zealous defender of the Catholic faith, and his devotion to Our Lady was well known.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Paul Taubman

March 25, 2013

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 Bill, you certainly did so. You are in our prayers.

Jerry & Theresa Brandt

March 24, 2013

"We had known Bill and his wife Virginia since the 1980s at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in San Diego. Bill has always been a loyal, devout, traditional catholic. He shall be missed.... May he Rest in Peace!"

Kristine Schneider

March 23, 2013

We were blessed to know Mr. Barnett. He and his wife were always so genuine and friendly at St John Bosco. My children remember him fondly and are praying for him.

Arlene Paraiso

March 23, 2013

Your kindness and good nature will always be remembered. Eternal rest grant unto his soul O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen

All of us at St. John Bosco will miss you, will pray or you and were blessed to have known you.