Obituary of Barbara Ruth Ghiorso
Barbara Ruth Ghiorso “Bobbie”, age 83 of Goose Creek died peacefully at home on September 6, 2021. Bobbie was born in Oakland, California on December 19, 1937 to parents Anthony and Mabel Vasconcellos. Bobbie was preceded in death by her loving husband Leonard Ghiorso of 56 years and her granddaughter Robin Beyak.
Bobbie is survived by her three daughters Laura Haun, Victoria Baker, and Toni Price (David), nine grandchildren Kathy Kraft, James Haun (Theoresa), Johnny Haun (Elizabeth), Madison Baker, Anna Price, Brandon Price (Sydney), Kyle Price, Mary Price, and Emma Price. Bobbie is also survived by ten great grandchildren Alivia, Ansley, John IV, Kayleigh, Layla, James Jr., Trinity, Kira, Alexander, and Taylor and her best friends Donna and Paul.
Mom loved going to the movies especially movies about sharks, out to dinner, and to see a good play. Mom especially enjoyed watching her TV shows Criminal Minds and Zoo.
Mom was a wonderful and loving mother. As a family growing up, she would pack up the family for a two-week camping trip to the Red Wood Forest. Many of our best family memories were made during these camping trips. Whether it was swimming in the Eel River or hiking through the forest where there had once been a great flood the memories stay with us to this day.
Mom was a beautiful woman who loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Mom had a spicy side to her when she wanted to get her way and she usually did. She had a plaque on her wall that stated, “I am the queen of damn near everything”. This brings a smile to all of us. Mom always said I love you and gave a hug before going to bed.
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