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Barbara M Peters

January 1, 1938 — October 30, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara Martha Peters announces her passing. A longtime resident of both Roseville and Newcastle, CA, Barbara died on October 30, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. surrounded by close family at the age of 80 after a courageous year long battle with cancer.

Barbara will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 25 years, William H. Peters and their nine children, Michelle Kells, Beth Wenstrom, Stephanie Hall, Marianne Medina, Julie Parmeter, John Peters, Michael Peters, William Peters, and Eleanor Peters; her eighteen grandchildren, Jacob Kells, Risha Broom, Hallee Nguyen, Alyse Wenstrom, Christie Loughton, Erin Qualls, Douglas Qualls, Jenna Caldeira, Daniel Medina, Lacey Parmeter, Rachel Parmeter, Jennifer Peters, Jonathan Peters, Tayler Peters, Alex Peters, Kassie Fell, Lucas DeMiguel, Hailey Peters; and her five great-grandchildren, Bailey Broom, Anna Broom, Addison Fell, Hudson Fell and expectant Baby Loughton; her siblings Beth Combs, Catherine Gallegos, Michael Jones, Laurie Dillier and their families. She is predeceased by her parents, Sidney L. Jones and Angela L. Jones; her brother, Timothy Jones; and her sister Cheryl Frank.

Barbara was born in Oakland, California on January 1, 1938 to Angela and Sidney Jones. She graduated from Bishop O'Dowd High School in 1956 and then in 1972 graduated from American River College with a degree in nursing and later earned her Bachelor's degree in Health Administration at University of Redlands.

Her career in nursing spanned more than 40 years. She started her career in the newborn nursery and quickly advanced to the position of Charge Nurse, House Supervisor and later Director of Utilization Review and Case Management at La Habra Community Hospital.

Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed caring for others, homemaking, decorating, gardening, jazzercise, sewing and keeping up with politics. She also enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends to celebrate holidays, birthdays and to see new places. As a young woman, Barbara was an amateur vocalist. She often sang at the Catholic Church, was part of the Oakland/Woodminster Light Opera Company and was part of special events including performing as a soloist at the Cow Palace.

Both Barbara and her husband William Peters were members of Auburn Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge #1691 (B.P.O.E. #1691). There Barbara proudly served Auburn and the surrounding areas. As a couple they were dedicated to the betterment of their community through charitable endeavors and volunteer efforts, to generate funds to help in a multitude of local and national programs. Barbara was in the Red Hat Society of Women which is involved in reshaping the way women are viewed in today's culture by promoting, not only fun and friendship, but freedom from stereotypes and fulfillment of goals and dreams.

Additionally, Barbara was a member of the Assistance League of Greater Placer, where she supported its rich history and shared her talents. As a volunteer with the League, she engaged in personal service to the community and embraced the organization's values of commitment, leadership, ethics, accountability and respect. As a member of this organization she served as a manager of the Thrift Shop which is the chapter's primary source of funding. There she helped members of the community dress for success, helped organize fashion shows for women's groups and other organizations as well as provided presentations explaining how the various programs of the League create a better community.

Barbara was a spiritual woman and a lifelong Catholic. She was involved in many church activities and charitable endeavors. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and all who knew her.

A funeral service and mass is scheduled:
Friday, November 30 @ 10:00 AM
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
615 Vine Street
Roseville, CA 95661

Followed by a graveside service:
Friday, November 30 @ 11:15 AM
Roseville Cemetery
421 Berry Street
Roseville, CA 95678

Family and friends are also invited to join in a Celebration of Life luncheon and reception to be held:
Friday, November 30 @ 12:00 PM
Elks Lodge B.P.O.E #1691
195 Pine Street
Auburn 95603

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Barbara to the Assistance League of Greater Placer - Thrift Shop - PO Box 4693 Auburn, CA 95604
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Service Schedule

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, November 30, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

615 Vine Ave, Roseville, CA 95678

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Graveside Service

Friday, November 30, 2018

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