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Barbara Joan Day

February 23, 1955 — March 15, 2014

Barbara Joan Day was born in Auburn, California at the Highlands Hospital in Auburn, California to her parents Patricia Dale and Donald Lee Lawrence on February 23, 1955.

She is survived by her husband, Eric Kenney Day, her dad, John Wager, her two sisters, Shelly Shaw and Lori Wiley, her brother Curtis Wager. Her cousins Mark and Claire Flannigan, and Rhonda Creighton, Aunt Diana and Uncle Larry Quadro, Uncle Tom and Aunt Gail Miller, nieces Sierra Shaw and Ashley Reynolds, and nephew Sean Wiley.

At a very young age Bobbie showed an interest in animals and started riding horses when she was around 3 years old. Animals were a passion that followed her for her entire life. She grew up on a ranch and enjoyed the life it provided. She showed horses much of her young life and was involved in the Auburn Rangers riding club and 4H. When she went to Placer High School, she was in Future Farmers of America and continued to work with horses.

At the age of 16 her family moved to Indiana where they resided on a farm in the very small town of Commiskey. The family continued to maintain many animals including horses, pigs, goats, chickens, rabbits, and raised crops as well.

She eventually ended back up in Auburn and did odd jobs until the late 80's when she started working at Greenback Pet Resort caring for boarder animals. It was there that she learned the trade of dog grooming and she remained an active dog groomer until last year.

On May 28, 1994 she married the love of her life, Eric, on his birthday and they would have been married for 20 years this May. While they were married she ran a dog boarding business along with a home grooming business for several years in Auburn with his help and support. When her health started to fail, she shut down the business and they moved to a mobile home park in Newcastle where she lived until she passed peacefully in her home on the beautiful sunny morning of March 15, 2014.
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