Barbara Jean Gilner 1926-2013 Better known as "Bobbie, or to most Just Grandma". Bobbie, a longtime Redondo Beach resident passed away peacefully in her home, the home she and her husband John built in 1950 surrounded by family on June 23, 2013. Bobbie loved the beach and riding her bike on the strand in Hermosa. She dedicated her life to her family and friends; she treasured her friendships always quoting "Friends are the most important ingredient in the recipe of life." Bobbie was married to John for 52 years who passed away in 2000. She is survived by her three daughters; Susan Donahoe, Leslie Carroll, and Teresa Mangiagli; her two son-in-laws Brian Carroll and Steve Mangiagli. Bobbie was most proud of her five grandchildren; Jon, Jesse, Sean, Jenna and Matt. Mom, we were so blessed to have you in our lives, you will be dearly missed, you made us laugh right to the very end. We love you. The Service will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Friday July 12, 2013 at 10:30am.

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  1. So sorry to hear about the passing of “Aunt” Bobbie…She was one special lady and it was an honor to know her… Mike and I loved both John and Bobbie very much…We are sending our love to all the family and praying for peace and comfort….She will be missed but what a wonderful life she had! And, all those great memories she left behind! I’m giggling just thinking about them! She made a needlepoint for our wedding in 1983… I will treasure it always.

  2. Dear Susie, Leslie and Teresa and all your family, my thoughts and prayers and love go out to you all. Your mom was in a word
    “AWESOME” and she along with John were such terrific friend’s to my parents. I know how much Jack and Betty loved them. Boy did they have some laughs back in the day!!I can’t help but think they are having one heck of a poker party right now. I absolutely loved Bobbie. Words do not express how much respect I have for your family. God Bless you all. Love, don held

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