July 9, 1924-June 16, 2023
Lifelong born and raised Pleasanton native, Barbara passed away peacefully on Friday, June 16, just three weeks shy of her 99th birthday. Barbara was a proud and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, church secretary and volunteer at the Museum on Main. Her greatest joy was her family and fellow classmates from the Amador High School class of 1942.
At Amador High School she met and married her husband, Joe Wolfenberger, and together they shared 65 years of a loving marriage. Barbara is survived by her four children, Joe (Betty), Steve (Georgia), Alan (Carrie) and Joan (Lou), as well as nine grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Barbara is also survived by her brother, Bud, and his wife, Marilyn, as well as many nieces and nephews. Family was the bedrock of a long life well lived.
With only 32 students in the graduating class at Amador High School, friendships with classmates were lifelong and cherished. Many vacations and trips were shared with her Amador classmates. In later years she enjoyed volunteering at the Museum on Main with classmate and wedding bridesmaid, Verna Garabaldi, where they were treasured resources regarding the life and times of Pleasanton’s history.
While sadness of her passing is currently intense, her kindness and love of family and friends will forever be in our hearts.