Victoria Barba

March 23, 1926October 25, 2010

Victoria Barba, 84, went to join our Lord on Monday, October 25, 2010. She also joined her beloved husband, Domingo as well as her two children Phillip and Rebecca. She was born on March 23, 1926 in Glendale, California. Vicky and Domingo married on October 22, 1949 and drove to Redbanks, California. They had seven children and raised them there until they moved to Woodlake in 1964. She had her sixth son Ruben in August of 1970. She lost her eldest son Phillip on November 20, 1970 while he was in Pleiku, Vietnam and shortly thereafter her daughter, Becky on January 7, 1971. Despite her losses, she was a very positive lady. Vicky’s life was dedicated to raising her children, enjoying her grandchildren and spending endless hours working on her gardens. Her evenings were spent working on puzzles or avidly reading her latest novel most often it would be a biography. She is survived by her five sons, Andrew of Visalia, Ca., Raymond of Three Rivers, Ca., Ernie of Porterville, Ca., Abel of Exeter, Ca., Ruben of Long Beach, Ca., and her daughter Irene Barba of Three Rivers, Ca.; her four daughters-in-law, Haydee, Yolanda, Cathy, Sabrina and son-in-law, Billy Lucas; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe Ortega of Pasadena, Ca., and four sisters, Lupe Ceseña, Duarte, Ca., Francis Gastelum, Apple Valley, Ca., Mary Segura, Woodlake, Ca., and Connie Ortega, Hemet, Ca.; and many nieces; nephews; and friends. A graveside service under the direction of Miller Memorial Chapel will be held at the Woodlake Cemetery, on Friday, October 29, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, you can make donations to the Redbanks Scholarship Fund c/o Joe Mesa, Branch Manager, Educational Employees Credit Union, Visalia, Ca Arrangements under the direction of Miller Memorial Chapel of Visalia


  • Graveside Service Friday, October 29, 2010

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Sabrina Barba

October 31, 2010

Sabrina Barba

October 31, 2010

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er. I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb; but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile, knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind; I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free, remember you're not're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)

Nana, you will always be here in my heart as I will think of you often. You are my beautiful angel. I love you and I will truly miss our visits and conversations. I am glad that you are now at peace and looking over us from above. See you in Heaven.....Love, Sabrina

Melissa Erne

October 29, 2010

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

October 29, 2010

We are sorry to hear of the loss of Vicky she was a very sweet lady and neighbor for a brief time. We will miss the music she would play throughout the day while tending to her lovely flowers. Condolences to the Barba family for the loss of this very lovely lady. The Escobedo Family

Debbie Johns

October 29, 2010

To all the Barba family, I am so sorry for your loss. Vicky was an amazing mother-in-law to my niece Sabrina and she loved her very much. I pray for peace and comfort for all of you during this time of sorrow.

Patricia Barajas

October 28, 2010

Vicky was a very special woman. I will always remember her working in her beautiful garden, she loved her garden and it showed. She was a joy to talk to, always happy and smiling and made you feel at home. She will be truly missed. She was a wonderful person. Rest in peace Vicky. We pray for comfort and strength for her family. God Bless the Barba family. From the Barajas Family.

Heather Barba

October 28, 2010

"Nana" was the truest example of what a lady should be! "Thank you NANA for being all that you were to your grandson, Phillip". Nana will forever be with us in spirit, through wonderful memories, smiles, and laughter. Blessings to the Barba family...

Karen Alexander

October 28, 2010

Beautiful are truly a role model for women. Thank you for the legacy you have left my children... the gifts of laughter, poise and strength. My life was blessed for having known you. God Bless the Barba family.

Mary Stockton

October 28, 2010

Vicki was one of my dearest friends. I was her Avon Lady but we talked more about life than we did about Avon.To all of her children I would like to say that she treasured each one of you.I pray that she accepted Jesus as her savior. We talked about eternal life many times.She was a wonderful friend and I will miss her.I pray for comfort for the family. Keep loving each other.

Eliana Barajas

October 27, 2010

My sincere condolences to the entire Barba Family. Vicky was such a sweet, warm hearted down to earth individual and I had the pleasure of knowing her growing up since she lived across the street from her sister in law, Genoveva Barba (My grandma) She had amazing sense of humor. I can still hear her unique laugh that always put a smile on my face. I always enjoyed walking across the street when i was younger with my grandma to visit Vicky and we would always find her in her back yard working on her garden. Rest in Peace Vicky. You will be greatly missed. I pray that God gives her entire family the strength to get through this tough time. God Bless