White, Barbara Jean Haggerty, a 63 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2006. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Barbara was 63 when she died. Barbara was a member of the Pulmonary Education Program, a pillar in the recovery community, as well as her church. Her hobbies included knitting, massage, and cooking. Her passions were her family, friends, and others' well-being. She is survived by Husband, Michael Haggerty of Torrance, Son, Aaron (Dana) Simon of Long Beach, CA, Son, Daniel Simpson of Las Vegas, NV, Daughter, Michelle Simpson of Torrance, CA, Daughter, Desiree Whitney of Carson, CA, Sister Margie McBride of Oceanside, CA, Sister, Mary Atkins of Roy, WA, Step Brother Wayne Hurt of Bana, TX, Step Sister, Kathy Longden of Banning, CA, Brother, Don White of Healdsberg, CA, Brother, Paul White of San Pedro, CA, Step Father Bob Cort of Oceanside, CA. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: the Simpsons, Athena of Torrance, Billie of Indiana, Nick of Torrance, and Riley of Nevada; Shaena Whitney of Torrance; Maegan and Bradley Simon of Long Beach; Shawn, Kevin, and Patrick Ivey of San Luis Obispo, CA, and great granddaughter Athena Simpson of Indiana. She is preceded in death by: Mother, Louise White, Father, Paul White, and Sisters Daen Raty and Pauline Wilders. The Service will be held at Torrance First Baptist Church, 2118 W. Carson, on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 2pm. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, concluding with a Memorial at her home in Torrance.

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  1. Barbara was a very special lady to me. We shared a lot of special time on the telephone. She use to always call me knowing I wasn’t going to the luncheons, but we would just talk about everything and anything and laugh and exchange things. Sometimes we’d be on the phone for an hr.or so & not realize it. She was really looking forward to that cruise to Alaska & was telling me how much I would enjoy it. She knew I loved Eagles and that I collected them. So I could see them live on that cruise. Barbara was such a warm & loving person & I will miss her so very, very much. I won’t be able to go too her services but I will visit her later in the week at her new home. My sincerest wishes to all of you & I can feel in my heart your sadness,your aloneness,your emptyness for her that I know you will never get over. It is a sad day for all.

  2. To Mike and all of Barbara’s loved ones, please accept my condolences & sympathy for your loss. Barbara’s love of life & cheerful, upbeat attitude will be missed. Take comfort in the fact that she no longer has any pain. Yours in sympathy, Mike Laquatra, P.T. Little Co of Mary Physical Therapy

  3. Barbara will be missed. She was such a loving person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the White/Haggerty families.

  4. To Mike and all who were close to Barbara. I would like to extend my deepest condolances for your loss. May GOD be with you one and all in this time of need. You are all in my prayers.

  5. To Barb you left us beautiful memories to remember you by, Remember us and keep us In your prayer as we will do the same. Not good bye but until I see you again. God Bless Letty D.

  6. Though far away we were never far in thoughts. Mike and family, so sorry it took me so long to track the information…no answer when we came back from holiday. Barbara was such a special person, so loving and so wise. She added life to everyone she knew and I bless her memory. She will be with me always.

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