July 21, 1940 ~ January 9, 2011
Long Beach, CA
Barbara Jo Gates, a 41 year resident of Long Beach, CA passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2011 in Long Beach. She was born in Salina, Kansas on July 21, 1940
and was 70 when she died. Barbara was very involved in her church, Community Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir. She loved the Lord.
Barbara loved her family and spending time with her neighbors at the Manor. She was "known" as MA! A loving Grandmother and an amazing Mom, Barbara will be missed so much and is smiling down on us all! Barbara is survived by sons, Tony Collins of San Diego, CA and Tim Collins of WA; daughters, Kathy Rolfe of Yuba City, CA and Brenda Izzo and son-in-law Mike Izzo of Torrance, CA; grandson Derle Rolfe and great- grandson Connor of Yuba City, CA; grandchildren Rachel, Sarah and Matthew Izzo and great-grandson Lane Michael of Torrance, CA. She was preceded in death by parents, Frances and Joseph Whitaker. The Service will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM. A reception follows in Colonial's Lighthouse Reception Room from 12 noon to 2:00 PM. Burial will be private.