Barbara L. Pease Barbara L. Pease, age 91, passed away peacefully on September 28th after a brief illness. Barbara was beloved by her family and friends, all of whom miss her deeply. Barbara was born on October 14th, 1924 in Willows, California, to Louise Donohoe Lucas and John Lucas. She was extremely proud of her Irish heritage. In 1938 her family moved to Palo Alto where her mother was a teacher. Barbara attended Jordan Junior High School and graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1942. After high school, Barbara attended the University of Oregon where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Psychology. She was active in the Delta Gamma sorority. While at the University of Oregon, she met Gilbert Pease, whom she married in 1947. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Palo Alto where they raised their daughter, Lucinda. Barbara had many interests and was active in the community. She volunteered for over 50 years with the Auxiliary of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. She also volunteered at the International Center at Stanford, working with international students and their families. She enjoyed travel and learning about and engaging with people from a variety of places and cultures. Barbara was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her daughter and granddaughters benefitted from her generosity and commitment to their growth and wellbeing. She was their advocate, always willing to listen, counsel, and support them. She proudly and enthusiastically participated in all major events in their lives. This was most evident in her recent trip to Palm Springs to attend her youngest granddaughter's wedding, which took place just a few weeks prior to her passing. Her positive and resilient spirit was an inspiration to her family. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Lucinda Pease-Alvarez of Redwood City; her son-in-law, Antonio José Alvarez; and their two daughters, Laura Alvarez and Pilar Alvarez. She also has two great-grandchildren, Joaquin and Marisol Pellegrin-Alvarez. She was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 22nd at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Channing House Employees' Fund and to The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.
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