Zeller, Barbara Arline, a life-long resident of the South Bay, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011 in Redondo Beach at the age of 75. Barbara was a member of the Beach Cities Symphony Association, and Journey of Faith Church. She enjoyed music and horseback riding, and was especially passionate about her family. Barbara is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joseph Zeller of Redondo Beach, CA; four sons, Joe (Judy) Zeller of Mission Viejo, CA; Jim (Irene) Zeller of Palmdale, CA; Don (Angie) Zeller of Gardena, CA; William (Brenda) Zeller of Palmdale, CA; sisters, Janice Kirsch and Elaine Poole of KY; brother, Jerry Kirsch of Sun City, CA; 12 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Walter Kirsch. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Tuesday December 6, 2011 at noon followed by a Reception in the Lighthouse Room. Burial will take place at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beach Cities Symphony at

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  1. How very very sad to lose someone who was such a special wife, mother, sibling, friend….someone who lifted spirits with her very presence. My heart goes out to all who had the privilege to have known Barbara in any capacity. I’ve missed playing music with her as well as our occasional lunches for catch-up sessions, and attending her concerts with Beach Cities Orchestra. With love and deeply-felt condolences, Lilja

  2. Dear Joe and family, Kimberly and I share your grief at this all too sudden and all too early of a dearly loved ones passing. Barbara was and will always be a brilliantly shining light in this world and beyond. You are all in our prayers on this shadowed day. With love, Allan and kimberly Zeller

  3. We will miss Barbara’s smiling face & soft words when we would see one another at Journey of Faith. God bless the Zeller family.

  4. Joe, no works can express the sorrow you must be going through at this time. I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara was always smiling. Never failed to greet me or give a wave whenever she saw me. She will be greatly missed.

  5. Joe, I just found out about Barbara’s passing. What a shock this is. We shared so many beatiful memories and so many hours with our horses. My heart goes out to you and your family. Barbara was a wonderful friend to me and will be missed by a lot of people. My prayers are with you and your family. Barbara will be missed by a lot of people but she is in a far better home now. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. LOVE, MICKIE (PALMER) SAPAUGH

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