It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of my mother Barbara Jane Yurick. She passed peacefully in her sleep at Honor Health hospital due to Covid. She was in control of her mental faculties and able to live on her own terms for her 84 years. I was blessed to have her in my life and in my corner. The love of a mother can never be replaced, and we trust in God that she is in a much better place.
Barbara was born on 26 July 1937 and over her 84 years despite many medical issues associated with aging she was blessed to have been able to both keep her independence and mental faculties right to the very end.
She moved from Ohio with her son Stephen and mother Margret back in the 1970’s after her divorce from Martin Yurick. They traveled the country in a brown 1971 Chevy Impala with a black interior and black vinyl top. Barbara was able to support her family on a schoolteacher’s salary. The pinnacle of her career was running the Phoenix Adventure Center for grade school children.
No services are planned.
Steve, Kim and William. My thoughts and prayers are with you each during this difficult time.
Please take care of yourselves and each other.
Dear Ones – I too am sadden by my dear cousin’s passing. I know she is now at peace and free from pain. Barbara loved to visit us here in California and with my daughter, Gail, would enjoy visits to San Diego and to the Central Coast. She especially enjoyed staying at a motel in Cambria where she could see and hear the ocean and give “pat pats” to my dog. She loved that dog even when it jumped on her bed. Yes not here physically but always in my heart and thoughts. Barbara always said I was a “lucky duck” and I was to have her in my life. So many of her phrases like “let’s blow this popcorn stand” come to mind. I loved her and she was a part of my life for over sixty years. Blessings, Annette
To Barbara’s family and friends– I will treasure our times together, with Barbara and my mother, Annette. Walks on the beach, watching for the “green flash” as the sun sets, many puzzles and cards. Barbara was a very serious card player, our game of choice was Spite and Malice. We always had fun and enjoyed our dinning experiences and conversations. I will always remember her witty conversations, words of wisdom, and scarves that always matched her outfits. She is truly loved and missed and she will always be in my heart and prayers. Blessing, Gail