Barbara Due, 85, entered into eternal rest on June 11, 2012 in Modesto, CA. She was born on June 23, 1926 in Stockton, CA. Mrs. Due is preceded in death by her loving parents George Robert (Bob) Vincent and Inez Vincent, along with her loving husband Floyd Due and her sister Marjorie Nilsson.
Barbara leaves behind her children Albert Due (Gail) of Escalon, Nancy Hudson-LoBello (Jim) of Escalon, Larry Due (Janice) of Tracy, and Carol LaRosa (David) of Modesto. She will also be missed by her grandchildren: Douglas Due (Lisa) of Port Angeles, Washington, Kerry Due of Ripon, Elizabeth Mangnuson (Dave) of Escalon, Elliot Due of Paso Robles, Emily Due of San Luis Obispo, Adam LaRosa of San Francisco, and her step-granddaughters Sabrina LoBello of Fresno and Jenny LoBello-Bramble (Marty) of Modesto. In addition, Barbara also has five great-grandchildren.
Barbara was born, raised, and educated in Stockton. After marrying Floyd Due, they moved to the family ranch in Escalon, where they began farming row crops and ultimately converted to almonds and grapes.
She and her husband loved to travel the world together. Barbara was a 4-H club leader and 4-H county and state judge. She was a very gifted seamstress and designed and sewed her own creations. She was also an antique collector, and was involved in several different clubs such as Cow Belles, Federated Woman’s Club of Manteca, Atlanta Woman’s Club, Ripon Arts League, and Del Rio County Club just to name a few. Barbara’s later passion in life was the game “Bridge”. She was such a fine player that everyone wanted to be on her team, and no one wanted to play against her.
She took great pleasure in entertaining and socializing with people, who later ended up establishing lasting friendships and fond memories with her.
Barbara will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be forever missed and never forgotten.
Barbara’s children wish to emphasize their gratitude to the staff of Dale Commons in Modesto and Valley Comfort in Modesto, Barbara’s homes during the past few years, for their friendship, kindness, caring, and respect shown Barbara and her family. Thank you.
Deegan Funeral Chapel is honored to be serving the Due Family. A Celebration of Life will be held on July 22, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. at Spring Creek Country Club, 1580 Spring Creek Drive, in Ripon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Atlanta Cemetery, 14251 Lone Tree Rd. in Escalon, or to Community Hospice of Modesto, 4368 Spyres Way in Modesto. For condolences to the family, please visit her online guestbook at www.deeganfuneralchapels.com (Search Obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, June 27, 2012