Barbara Elmore

Barbara Elmore



Barbara Eastman Elmore, former West Union resident, passed away peacefully in her home in the early hours of September 2, 2019.  She was born December 30, 1934 in Sumner, Iowa to parents Samuel and Vivian Eastman.

Preceding her in death were her parents, brother Charles Eastman and her husband, Barney Elmore.

Barbara is survived by her sister, Patricia (Marc) Foorman of Los Angeles, her four children, Cathie (Richard) Hooper, Randy (Amy) Elmore, Steve (Dena) Elmore, all of Grass Valley, CA and Julie (Norman) Babcock of Auburn, CA.  Also by six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a niece, Candi Eastman and nephew, Christopher Eastman.

Barbara "Barb" was raised in West Union and graduated from West Union High School with the class of 1952. After graduation she became a telephone operator in West Union and continued in that occupation after moving to Modesto, CA where she met her husband, Barney Elmore, a former Marine who was engaged in construction work. They married on July 3, 1955 and settled in Chicago Park, CA where Barb remained in the home her husband built until her death.

Once her children were grown Barb returned to work and retired as an Assistant Postmaster in the local Post Office until 1999. She will be remembered for her quick wit, her ability to make friends and her kindness, goodness and faithfulness to her family and friends.  She will be greatly missed. 

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