The Curry Coastal Pilot

Barbara L. Acklin of Brookings, left her earthly body to return to Heavenly Father at age 69. Her leukemia of 20 years coupled with an aggressive arm cancer attacked her body. Her soul, which we are greatly missing, is now bringing joy in heaven.

Anyone who really knew Barbara knows she had the rare gift of extra close communication with Heavenly Father 24/7 and a lifetime of miracles, discernment, and teaching by the Spirit which would fill volumes to the glory of God.

Secondary to her Dad (Heavenly Father), was a lifetime of enjoyment and accomplishments despite all the earthly trials. During her school days, she enjoyed putting the yearbook together, playing shortstop for her softball team, and being a leader in several clubs and projects, lead clarinet in band as well as a special instrument quartet and soloist.

She lived in Madagascar and Greece as well as travelling to France, Great Britain, Spain, etc. Children, church and people gave her the greatest joy in life. A few of the publicly noted accolades included being an A-plus physical therapist, bridal consultant, window treatment and interior decorator expert, University of Redlands, Calif., special award. She aided in schools, Relief Society president and Sunday school teacher, etc., at church, and helped people in so many ways all the while giving God the glory. Barbara loved flowers and was always in awe of God's creations; and loved quantum physics as well.

Barbara was born Feb. 23, 1943, in Dinuba, Calif., to Carl and Juanita Berry.

Barbara and Les celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary just last month. Children include Jeannette Hurrell of Redlands, Mark Sirmans of Roseville, Calif., and Tim Acklin of Arcata, Calif. Barbara was a well-loved grandmother of seven as well as a great-grandmother of two andndash; all in California. Other family members include sisters Judie Griffin of Marysville, Calif., and Paula Davis of Bakersfield, Calif.; aunts including Leona Penner of Orland, Calif., Dee Bristow of Bakersfield, Calif., and Neva Mowdy of Visalia, Calif.

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Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.