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Barbara Lau

September 17, 1923 — December 4, 2023

Sacramento, CA

Barbara was born on September 17, 1923 in Hawaii, the second of three children. Her father, Lee Ah Fey, was from Hawaii; her mother, Chew Shee, from China. Barbara attended Central Intermediate School and McKinley High School, two of the oldest public schools in Oahu. She graduated from McKinley in June 1941.
   Upon graduation, Barbara got a job at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. It was during this time she met her future husband, Nom Sing Lau (Bill). During WWII, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as a Seabee from 1942 to 1945. After Bill was discharged, Barbara followed him to California. They were married in 1946 and resided in Sacramento, CA. 
   Bill, her parents, and two siblings predeceased Barbara. She leaves behind three children, Yvonne, Johnston, and Stanford. She also leaves 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 
   Barbara worked at Hale Brothers Department Store and later retired from the Franchise Tax Board. Barbara stayed busy baking, making clothes on her Singer machine, crocheting dollies, and knitting afghan blankets for everyone. Thank you to all of the wonderful caregivers at Comforts of Home Greenhaven.
   Barbara continued to embrace the Aloha Spirit living in Sacramento.
   Funeral visitation will be on Wednesday, December 13th at the East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park at 9189 East Stockton Blvd. from 9:00 am - 11:30 am.  A private entombment will be conducted after the visitation.    

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