In Memory

Barbara Brooks (McNamara) - Class Of 1932

Barbara Brooks McNamara (June 3, 1914 - January 30, 2012) grew up in Pasadena and San Marino and graduated from South Pasadena High School.  She attended Occidental and Stanford Universities.  In 1935, she married Myron Thomas, with whom she had three children, Diane, Virginia, and David.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husbands Myron G. Thomas in 1960, Wallace J. Roloff in 1976, and Harry McNamara in 1999; her daughter Virginia Wagner; sisters Virginia Brooks Grady (SPHS '34) and Beverly Brooks Lord.  She is survived by her children Diane Wright, and David (Carol) Thomas; siblings Frank Brooks (SPHS '42) and Elizabeth (Roy) Mountjoy (SPHS '40); four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pasadena Star-News, February 19, 2012