Barbara Cecelia Souza

Souza Barbara web picFeb. 1932 – Sept. 2015

Barbara Cecelia Souza, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, was born to John and Josephine Costa in the winter of 1932 in Stevinson, CA. Barbara married the love of her life Lloyd in 1954 and were married for 36 years until his passing. They made their home in Turlock, CA where they had five children. A Teacher’s Aide at Chatom school for 20 years, Barbara helped with the education of many young people.

Barbara was a woman of many talents. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing, including sewing pajamas every Christmas for her grandchildren. Barbara created beautiful wedding cakes for over fifty years for her family and friends. Bowling was a big part of Barbara’s life and she was also involved in the Y.L.I. and Red Hat Society. She was also a faithful 49er and Giants fan. Above all Barbara enjoyed watching her kids and grandkids playing sports and showing cows.

Barbara is survived by her children Gerry (Frank) Barletta, Lloyd (Suzanne) Souza Jr., Jackie Barcelos, Robert (Jessica) Souza and Ronnie (Nancy) Souza; sister Mary (Jim) Waggoner and brother in law Jerry Welch; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Souza Sr. and her sister Arlene Welch.

Barbara loved and adored her family and she will be greatly missed.

A Viewing will be held from 4 pm to 6 pm with the Rosary starting at 6 pm Wed. Sept. 30, 2015 at Allen Mortuary in Turlock. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1 pm the next day, Oct. 1, 2015 at Sacred Heart Church in Turlock. A Graveside Service will immediately follow at Hills Ferry Cemetery in Newman.

Family and friends of Barbara are invited to a reception following the graveside service at Patterson Christian Fellowship 118 N. 2nd St Suite C Patterson, CA.

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