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Barbara Ann Rector Blakemore
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1947
Death: Oct. 19, 2011

Barbara A. Blakemore January 21, 1947 ~ October 19, 2011 After a valiant struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), Barbara passed away at home with friends, family members, and two of her caregivers. Barbara was a selfless and giving person. She dedicated her life to caring for people as a devoted mother, daughter, sister, nurse, and friend. She was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church and her Bible Study gave her much joy and satisfaction. She was a creative genius with crafts and a seamstress extraordinaire. She touched the lives of many people and they are all better for it. Barbara is survived by her two children, Matt and Elizabeth; her mother, Bernice Rector; brothers, John and wife, Carmen, Doug, and Bill and wife, Whitney; and her two sisters, Kathy and husband, Frank and Kim and husband, David. She leaves behind many nephews and nieces. We wish to thank Hoffmann Hospice for their excellent care over the last few months and for making Barbara's passing a peaceful one. Also thanks to ALS Foundation for their support and help with equipment needs. Our appreciation goes out to the caregivers, Grace, Cindi, and Olga, who made Barbara's last months comfortable and livable. Special thanks to Joyce and Paul King whose spiritual goodness and caring attitude gave Barbara sustenance and to her very good friends, Richard and Penny Williams whose kindness and generosity to Barbara and to Liz have shown by example what being a human really means. A chapel service will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Visitation will not be scheduled. For condolences visit Greenlawn Mortuary
Published in Bakersfield Californian on October 23, 2011 
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  Michael Robert Rector (1921 - 2002)
  Bernice Jane Allison Rector (1922 - 2012)
Greenlawn Memorial Park
Kern County
California, USA
Created by: Diana Satterfield
Record added: Nov 04, 2011
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Barbara Ann <i>Rector</i> Blakemore
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