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Barbara Wendt McGuire, "Bobbie"

Barbara Wendt McGuire, “Bobbie,” was born March 26, 1922, passed away August 12, 2010. Was known and treasured by her friends and family. She passed away peacefully at her home in Fallbrook.

Bobbie was born in Los Angeles and graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School. She became a telephone operator and was very proud and loved her job. During WWII she was promoted to supervisor, where she handled Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica areas.

Bobbie married the love of her life, our father, Leo L. McGuire Sr. They moved from Pasadena to Fallbrook in the early 1950’s to grow avocados. She was very active in the community and enjoyed rearing her children, playing golf, modeling for local stores and giving commentaries at the local fashion shows.

Bobbie was most proud of the work she did with high school girls. She spent endless hours preparing girls for the Fairest of the Fair. To her, it was not a beauty contest; it was a way young women could gain confidence and grace.

Our mother’s love for animals knew no bounds. Living on the ranch meant rescuing more dogs and cats than we can remember. Let’s not forget the pony. Before her passing, she requested to be remembered for her love of animals.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her beloved husband Leo L. McGuire Sr. She is survived by her daughter Lauren Rossovich; son, Leo L. McGuire Jr.; and two precious grandchildren, Kelly and Michael.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Chow Chow Rescue 501(c)(3), which rescues all breeds and mixes.

Visitation will be held at Berry-Bell and Hall Mortuary on Friday, Aug. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. with vigil service at 6:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Sat. Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow.

Interment will take place Monday, Aug. 23 at Forest Lawn Glendale. Berry-Bell and Hall Mortuary is handling arrangements.


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