Remembering Barbara Fabela

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At rest in San Francisco, CA on Nov. 26, 2012, age 64 years. Daughter of Juan Ibarra Fabela (deceased) and Maria Jesus Fabela (deceased), from a family of 15 children – devoted and loving sister of Maria Espino, Guadalupe Orr, John Ysidoro Fabela (deceased), Ofelia Vallejo, Angel Fabela, Olga Pegueros (deceased), Mary Ruth Guest, Daniel Fabela (deceased), Priscilla Roberson, Abel Fabela, Edward Fabela, Alfred Fabela, Carolina Loza and Luis Fabela. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and great niece and goddaughter Leanna Reyes.

Barbara was a first generation San Franciscan who was exceptionally devoted to her family, her church, her friends and nature. A long tenured employee of Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. (awarded Telephone Pioneer Of The Year), she was also ‘Sunshine Lady’ at Girls Camp, devoted volunteer, visiting home teacher, tutor and artist.

She will be dearly missed by all. Family and friends are invited on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 11:00am at the chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 1900 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, California.

Published in the San Francisco Chronicle from December 5 to December 7, 2012


FabelaBarbara3Barbara Yolanda Fabela, born Sept. 19, 1948, died suddenly Nov. 22, 2012. She was a native of San Francisco, born and raised, and a member of the Latter Day Saints on Gough and Pacific streets in San Francisco. She comes from a large and well-known proud San Francisco family. Her parents were Juan Ybarra Fabela and Maria Verboonen. She was the 14th of 15 children.

She loved to cook and made green enchiladas and more dishes. Priscilla Roberson was her sister, helper and confidant.

Services will be held and notified. Contributions can be made to a charity of your choice. Letters can be sent to 120 Grandview Ave., San Francisco, CA 94114.

Daily Journal


So many remembered Barbara’s wonderful smile, as I did.

Margie Whitnah


Rev. 12/30/2012