Barbara (Foster) Boomer, loving wife, mother of two children, and grandmother passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the age of 76, from pancreatic cancer at her home in Bass Lake, CA. She was born on September 15, 1943, in Blyth, CA – the daughter of James and Rosa Foster. She was united in marriage to Doug Boomer on August 10, 1963. They were married for 56 blissful years.
Barbara lived much of her younger life in Arizona and moved to Chowchilla, CA, with her mother and sister in 1959, where she attended Chowchilla High School. She received her Cosmetology license in Merced and in 1964 her and Doug moved to Oakhurst where she worked in beauty salons for 53 years before retiring in 2016.
Barbara battled cancer for 7 months and during this time she had an unwavering faith in God. Her trust in the Holy Spirit and love for her family helped carry her through and give hope to others. She was an active member of the Oakhurst Church of Christ where she attended women’s bible studies and retreats, and sang at the Oakhurst Healthcare and Wellness Centre. She was a loving and compassionate mother and grandmother. Her passions included making people smile, feeling loved and heard, gardening, watching birds, picking mountain berries with friends and making jam, camping, hosting parties and watching her grandson’s games. She was known for her infectious smile and her kind and compassionate spirit.
Barbara was preceded in death by her father, James Foster, and mother, Rosa Elliott Foster, and her sister, Jewel Bonus. Barbara is survived by her husband, Doug, her two children, Christy Berriatua, and Michael Boomer; her grandsons, Kyle and Connor Carrasquilla, and son-in-law, brothers and sisters in-law, several cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be forever loved and missed in her family and community.
Her Celebration of Life will be held November 2, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at
Mountain Christian Center
Oakhurst, CA 93644
Please bring photos, memories and stories to share, and dress colorfully.
If you’d like to send flowers, please send them to The Mountain Christian Center on November 1st. They will be unable to accept flowers earlier in the week.