Barbara Flowers Radell

barbara radell

November 27, 1957 ~ February 28, 2008

Resided in: Manhattan Beach, CA

In lieu of flowers, we graciously ask that donations (tax deductible) be sent to: The Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope P.O. Box 3038 Tequesta, FL 33469

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  1. My deepest sympathy to all of Barbara’s friends and family. She will always be remembered and Jehovah promises a resurrection (Acts 24:15), so until that time, continue to rely on Him.

  2. “AND GOD SAID” I said, “God, I hurt.” And God said, “I know.” I said, “God, I cry a lot.” And God said, “That is why I gave you tears.” I said, “God, I am so depressed.” And God said, “That is why I gave you Sunshine.” I said, “God, life is so hard.” And God said, “That is why I gave you loved ones.” I said, “God, my loved one died.” And God said, “so did mine.” I said, “God, it is such a loss.” And God said, “I saw mine nailed to a cross.” I said, “God, but your loved one lives.” And God said,” So does yours.” I said, “God, where are they now?” And God said, “Mine is on My right and yours is in the Light.” I said, “God, it hurts.” And God said, “I know.”

  3. Dear Jan, I did not have the privilege of knowing your sister. Knowing you and listening to the eulogy it is clear that she was a wonderful person who made this world more beautiful.

  4. What a wonderful way to cherish Barbie and a celebration of her siblings to come together. Thank You God for bringing them together and getting Steve there too! Lisa-You are truly a friend who is to be admired by all of us. Dan-your words were an answer to prayer and shows the heart of Barbie!

  5. Daniel and Family, Although I only met Barbi but once, I was touched by her courage and determination. Her valiant battle on Earth is over but she joins Yvonne and Mike on their crusade to bring love and joy by way of their spirits, into the lives of those they touched. God Bless, Elliott Lennett, Jason and Janel

  6. Even though we didn’t know Barbie well, we do know she has touched SO many people’s lives. She will be forever missed. Love, the Auville Family

  7. Anne Beiler (founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels) wrote in her book, “Twist of Faith,” (2008, p. 113) about losing her young child, Angie: “Angie’s death was obviously a tragedy, so how could what became of my life be anything but a tragedy as well? …Now I see Angie’s death more as an experience that taught me many things, and I can see how her death actually changed me for the good. When I see people going through pain and crisis, my heart breaks for them because I understand the loss they feel; but I also know … if they remain open, they will find God in places they’ve never found him before. …There is nothing positive about the naked fact of the death of a child. Whenever a child dies, it is a terrible loss. But these days I cannot think about the loss of Angie without thinking of the positive ways that God has changed me. …Thank you Angie. Thank you for teaching me. Thank you for living with us for nineteen months and twelve days. Thank you for helping me become a better person.” I thought I felt a parallel here, because, though I never met Barbie, I know that she helped others to become better, to experience many things and to change them for the good.

  8. I just watched the loving memorial for Barb on the web. What a great tribute to her. While beautiful and fashionable, she was always kind to others–what an infectious beautiful smile she had. One of my memories of her is in the summer of 73. In those days it was all about what festival we were going to. I had a VW Beetle and piled 4 or 5 girls in there besides myself. One of them was Barb. She was tiny so she would fit anywhere in that car–but she reeeally wanted the front seat…. We had many laughs over that day. The last time I got to see her was when I visited California for the first time in the 80’s. We went to the restaurant where she was working–I think it was a Sushi Bar–We had a great time. She had a wonderful way about her that made everyone feel special.

  9. Barb , You brought light and life into everyone’s heart that you came across. To say you will be missed is an understatement. I know that my life was made better for having known you. We are all so lucky to have an angel like you in heaven to watch over us. Melinda

  10. What a beautiful life she lived. Many blessings to her memory and to her family. In love

  11. Barbie will truly be missed. I just watched the memorial service and thought it was one of the most beautiful services I have ever seen. I laughed and I cried. She was truly a beautiful person!

  12. My dear Daniel and your beautiful children. My heart is full of joy as I watched the beautiful ceremony for Barbie. Your picture with Barbie and the children has been up in my office since you sent it to me some time ago and it will remain there. I just opened your email today and I heard about Barbie and your dear mother gave me the website to go to. What an incredible tribute to such a beautiful person. For the past several weeks, every time I meditated I would think of her and the feelings have been so vibrate that I was not so surprised about this news. My heart is so touched and I vicariously have been thrilled to have Barbie in my life too. I’m sending you an ocean of love and good wishes and I certainly will keep Barbie in my heart too!! With all best wishes!! Betty Potter

  13. Please except my deepest sadness and sympathy to all who had the (privilege) of knowing Barbie, Knowing she was in the world gave us comfort. Now she gives us the courage and desire, to live by her example of love, to follow in her footsteps so we once again can have the joy and honor, of her presence in Heaven. Eternity How through all the rivers of time and chance did I drift your way, alas your eyes meet mine and in some way your eyes stop time, within that laps the spark of eternity flashes before me, I am sky, you are earth, high above I am at awe with your beauty, held together forever with strings which have names without understanding of origin, with wind and rain I move and flower you, on wings above I am forever curiously searching for a way to enter your heart. You are strong of will solid of wisdom, and I trust your every move, though I may flow one way or another we always touch.

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