Barbara Joan Barnes "Barb", a resident of Redondo Beach for the past 49 years, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Born in 1940, in London, England, Barbara was 70 when she left this Earth to join the Angels in Heaven. Some of Barbara's personal interests included attending lively parties, dancing the night away and laughing among her nearest, dearest family and friends. She also enjoyed trying her "Lady Luck" where she could be found in the casino playing the "Red, White and Blue" slot machines to her heart's content. But, by far, her favorite pastime was spending time with her three sons, enjoying good meals, fun times and being around her family and friends. She lived by the motto "Live, Laugh and Love". Barbara is survived by her three sons, Jeff Barnes and Dave Barnes (Wendy), both of Redondo Beach, CA and Mike Barnes (Jeannine) of Torrance, CA; two sisters Lorraine Guengerich and Michelle Hyduke, three grandchildren Brian, Marie and Nicole and great-grandchild, Sophia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Barnes and son, Tony Barnes, formally of Redondo Beach, CA. She is also preceded in death by her parents Reginald Kay and Olive Boorman. A graveside burial service will take place on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11:00 am at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In addition, a celebration of Barbara's life will take place immediately following the burial at the Barnes' family home in Redondo Beach. And such a party is exactly how she would have wanted it! Any flowers may be sent directly to the January 8th graveside service at Green Hills.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed getting to know her at Mike and Jeannine’s parties. Love to you all. Virginia and Don Derossi

  2. My deepest sympathy goes out to my husband Jeff and his family. She truly will be missed. I will always remember the great times that we shared together. My love to all of you. Crystal

  3. Please know that Ike and I send our sympathy to Mike and Jeannine and the entire Barnes Family. May you have many wonderful memories of your dear Mother. Love, Bev & Ike Radmanovich

  4. I will never forgot how good you were to me. You will always have a special place in my heart. I am a lucky person to have known you. You will be missed.

  5. I am so sorry for the recent loss. I feel so lucky to have been Barbs friend/hairstylist, no matter what we talked about the conversation ALWAYS went back to how much she loved her boys. I will never forget always trying to cut her hair shorter and her saying that she couldn’t because Mike liked her hair the way it was .Barb will be missed and all of her family are in my prayers.

  6. Our Hearts go out to the Barnes Family, I have many fond memories of Barb, Paul and Tony. I will never forget them. Love, Connie and family

  7. I’ll always remember cousin Barb as being vivacious and chipper and loving her family above all else. She was one in a million.

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