Barbara Lee Winter of Livermore, CA, passed away Jan. 21, 2016, surrounded by family and friends. Born in St. Paul, MN to the late Mary Irene and John B. Winter, Barbara moved with her parents to Burlingame, CA in 1947, to Pleasanton in 1965 and Livermore in 1971.
She is survived by her daughter Donna Halican of Livermore, and brothers John (Win), Minneapolis, MN, Ronald (Margi), Hillsborough, CA, Jeffrey (Dee) of Gilbert, AZ, and many nieces and nephews. Barbara graduated Burlingame High School, earned a BA from S F State and an MA from S F Theological Seminary at San Anselmo. Barbara was Christian Education Dir. at the La Canada Presbyterian Church and in Pleasanton, CA. She then taught math, music and choir in the 7th and 8th grades in Pleasanton for over 20 years. She spent her retirement years as trusted and loved grandmotherly-figure for several families. She became a member and life-long friend of the families she helped.
Barbara will be greatly missed by her large family and many friends. She was kind and generous to everyone. Over her lifetime she was active as a foster parent, and played piano, organ, and sang in the church choir. She inspired and befriended everyone she touched. Gifts to the American Cancer Society will be most gratefully appreciated.