Barbara Jean Porter Gardner, BHS 1941
Barbara Jean (Porter) Gardner - (Queen Charlotte)
Date: November 28, 2012
Barbara Jean (Porter) Gardner, was born Jan 30, 1923 in Los Angeles, California to Maurice and Phyllis Porter. She grew up in Burbank, California and attended Burbank High School(1941), where she met Raymond Gardner(bhs1939) at the age of 15.
They married July 24, 1942 and spent 60 years together. Barbara and Ray enjoyed their retirement years at their homes in Queen Charlotte City and in Camarillo, California. Barbara loved to fish, being in the woods, on the streams and out on the beaches. To her last days, she often reminisced about the years she spent on Haida Gwaii and the friends she made here.
She passed away in Ventura, California on October 20, 2012, at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughters Judy Puls (Karl), Janet Sampson, and Jill Solotoff (Myckle), her granddaughter Kristi (Gregg) and her great grandchildren Amanda and Joshua. Barbara was a beautiful soul and always looked on the bright side of every situation.
A Special thanksto the staff at the Palms Assisted Living in Ventura for taking such good care of our Mother in her final days. Barbara's ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean near Ventura Harbour and at the Blow Hole in Keauhou, Hawaii.