Victoria Barba, 84, went to join our Lord on Monday, October 25, 2010. She also joined her beloved husband, Domingo as well as her two children Phillip and Rebecca. She was born on March 23, 1926 in Glendale, California. Vicky and Domingo married on October 22, 1949 and drove to Redbanks, California. They had seven children and raised them there until they moved to Woodlake in 1964. She had her sixth son Ruben in August of 1970. She lost her eldest son Phillip on November 20, 1970 while he was in Pleiku, Vietnam and shortly thereafter her daughter, Becky on January 7, 1971. Despite her losses, she was a very positive lady. Vicky's life was dedicated to raising her children, enjoying her grandchildren and spending endless hours working on her gardens. Her evenings were spent working on puzzles or avidly reading her latest novel most often it would be a biography.
She is survived by her five sons, Andrew of Visalia, Ca., Raymond of Three Rivers, Ca., Ernie of Porterville, Ca., Abel of Exeter, Ca., Ruben of Long Beach, Ca., and her daughter Irene Barba of Three Rivers, Ca.; her four daughters-in-law, Haydee, Yolanda, Cathy, Sabrina and son-in-law, Billy Lucas; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe Ortega of Pasadena, Ca., and four sisters, Lupe Cesen~a, Duarte, Ca., Francis Gastelum, Apple Valley, Ca., Mary Segura, Woodlake, Ca., and Connie Ortega, Hemet, Ca.; and many nieces; nephews; and friends.
A graveside service under the direction of Miller Memorial Chapel will be held at the Woodlake Cemetery, on Friday, October 29, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, you can make donations to the Redbanks Scholarship Fund c/o Joe Mesa, Branch Manager, Educational Employees Credit Union, Visalia, Ca
Arrangements under the direction of Miller Memorial Chapel of Visalia