May 1930 – Oct. 2018
Gwendolyn M. (LeBaron) Barber passed away peacefully on October 5, 2018, in Modesto, CA.
Gwen and her husband Roland were longtime residents of Modesto and they shared a deep love for each other, family, home, traveling in their RV and Model A, and being active members for many years in the Modesto Area A’s club. Throughout the years they traveled throughout most of the 50 states while visiting family, friends, and national landmarks. One of their favorite destinations was New Brighton State Beach which they vacationed each summer in their RV with their granddaughters, Kristen and Megan.
Gwen was a strong-willed, creative, can-do woman who enjoyed a good joke. She was always there to lend a helping hand or a listening ear to anyone who needed it. She will be greatly missed by all.
Gwen is survived by her son, Patrick Sanborn; daughter, Penny Plaza; granddaughters, Kristen Plaza and Megan (Anthony) Trinta; great grandchildren, Jackson and Cecilia Trinta; sister, Ann LeBaron; brother, Bill LeBaron; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Gwen was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, Roland Barber, son Mike Sanborn, parents William & Marian LeBaron & sister, Marian LeBaron Polk.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gwen’s memory to Optimal Hospice Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Graveside services will be private. Please share your sweet memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.