Barbara J. Forrester was born on December 18, 1934 in Oroville to parents Giacamo and Angeline Scacco. She grew up in Oroville and was raised by her sister Rose Marie and Web Hallauer.
On March 21, 1953 she married Richard Forrester and together they raised two sons, Richard E. and Dane C. Their entire married life they spent on the farm raising apples. Barbara was very family oriented and was active with her boys as they were growing up supporting them in their sports and school activities and family outings including skiing .. For many years she and Richard owned and operated Dick’s Furniture until retirement in 1997. Over the years, Barbara was active in Bridge Clubs, ran several tournaments for charitable organizations and taught others how to play. She was an excellent Bridge player. She was a charter member of the Oroville Golf Club and served as President of the Ladies Golf Club.
Barbara traveled extensively and especially enjoyed those times with her family and friends. Gardening was a part of her life and her green thumb produced beautiful flowers and vegetables; and she loved to cook, especially Italian food , and liked to entertain. Her grandchildren were very special to her and she spent as much time as possible with them.
Barbara is survived by her husband whom she loved dearly, two sons, Richard E. (Debbie) Forrester of Ft. Worth, Texas and Dane C. (Joyce) of Oroville; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Guy Scacco; one sister, Rosie Hallauer, one grandson, Eric Jon Forrester and Web Hallauer.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Oroville and 11 a.m. on December 3, 2014 with the Rev. Marilyn Wilder officiating. Memorials may be made to Trinity Church, PO Box 1270, Oroville or Oroville Streetscape, Box 299.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville is in care of arrangements.