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Josefina H. Barba

March 16, 1930 April 14, 2018
Josefina H.  Barba
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Obituary for Josefina H. Barba

Josefina H. Barba, 88, of Santa Maria went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 14, 2018. She was a beautiful ray of light and our world is a little darker without her.
Josefina was born March 16, 1930, at the Rancho San Ramon in Jalisco, Mexico to Monico and Guadalupe Hernandez. She was the fourth of six children. She had a happy childhood and had many wonderful stories of growing up in Mexico. One of the happiest days of her life was when she met David Barba, the man she would marry in 1948. Together they had 7 children.
It was with wonder, fear and excitement that she, and her family immigrated to the US in 1963. In 1994 she proudly became a US citizen.
Josefina was passionate about Christ. She was very active in the church until limited by health. She was a prayer warrior. She always had her rosary close at hand. When it was time to leave for home or on a journey, she would bless us with “En el nombre del Padre, el Hijo y el Espirito Santo”.
She was a devoted housewife. She loved her family and was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She kept a tidy house and was a fantastic cook. Nobody ever left her house hungry.
Josefina loved birds. The sound of them singing made her happy. She had quite a collection in her aviary.
Josefina is survived by her children Rebecca Rodriquez, Justo Barba, Maria Elena Guerra (Richard), Alicia Johnston, Ernestina Everett (John), Alberto Barba, sixteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two of her brothers, Delfino and Francisco Hernandez, and her sister Victoria Pacheco.
Josefina was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, David Barba, in 1999, her son Juan Carlos Barba, both of her parents, her sister Mercedez Hernandez and her brother Aurelio Hernandez.
The visitation will be Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary. The Rosary will follow immediately. The funeral service will follow the next day at Saint Louis De Montfort at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 27. Fr. John Mayhew will be officiating. The burial will be at the Santa Maria Cemetery.
Mama, there is an emptiness in our hearts that won’t be filled until we are with you again. We know where your journey is taking you. Que Dios te bendiga en nombre del Padre, el Hijo y el Espiritu Santo. Amen.

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