Barbara Jeanne Wilson Gomez passed away Saturday, October 15th after a long illness. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1938, Barbara moved to Miami at age 5. Daughter of Jack Wilson, an electronics engineer, and Virginia O'Leary, a homemaker, Barbara was the first person in her family to graduate from a University and went on to seek graduate degrees in English Literature and Business Administration. An avid gardener, artist, pianist, and lover of classical music and ballet, Barbara is survived by her daughter Marielle and son-in-law Angel, her grandson Philip, step-grandchildren Andres and Cristina, and cherished family friends, Cookie Gebhard, Mary Xiaolin Tan, Xiaoou Pan, Aiden Shih and María Inés Guasone. Memorial Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Fairchild Tropical Garden ( www.fairchildgarden.org ), the Humane Society ( www.humanesocietymiami.org ) or to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association ( www.aarda.org ).
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