Barbara Hillman Gafner earned a new set of wings July 15, 2012 in Somerton, Ariz.
Barbara was a retired flight instructor at the age of 75.
She married Bob Gafner in July 1955. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, camping, boating, traveling and flying. She flew the coop in 1971 to pursue her flying career.
Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie K.; brother, Fred; and sister, Elizabeth.
Barbara is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Buba Jeane (Dennis) Nanninga, Denise (Ben) Mendoza, Cathryn (Don) Dickerson; grandsons, Caleb and Wesley Mendoza; sisters, Gloria and Connie; and brother, Paul.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at noon at 2905 Via Vista Way in Templeton.
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