Babs O’Neal

Babs O’Neal, Born Barbara Lynn Ann Balzer on June 6, 1948 in Upper Darby, PA; but she never liked any of those names. Preferring to be called just Babs or Babsie, she became the happiest and most loving sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, touching all who knew her with kindness, laughter, and sincere caring.

She went to heaven on October 27, 2021 to be with her sister, Winnie and their parents. She is survived by another sister, Phyllis, of Severna Park, MD; son Chris, his wife Patty, grandson Brandon, grandson Eric, his wife Alexis, and great-grandson, Carson; son Jason, his wife Trisha, grandson Justin, and granddaughter, Marina; son Jonathan, his wife Kristine, grandson Nathan, and granddaughter Natalie, and many Irish aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins scattered from Philadelphia to Orlando and a special one in San Diego.

She will be missed by many WACOM, quilting, bridge, and book club friends in the Valley where she lived and played with us for the last 35 years. Instead of flowers, please consider a donation to High Desert Haven, where she volunteered her time, or to the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, where many wonderful people treated and helped her through her last days with us.

Story First Published: 2021-11-05