In Memoriam : Barbara Renick

Barbara J. Renick - age: 80
(March 18, 1939 to November 09, 2019 )
Resident of Willits, California

Obituary:
Obituary – Barbara Renick
Ms. Barbara Renick, a social worker who established the first child welfare programing in the state of California under the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, November 9th in Willits, CA. She was 80.
Barbara was born and delivered by her father in her family home in San Francisco in 1939. Barbara was an enrolled member of the Fort McDermitt Paiute/Shoshone Indian Reservation of Nevada. She lived in and worked for the state of California as an advocate for indigenous peoples for over 30 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of California at Davis and Master’s degree from National University.
Known for her wit and glamor, she could never resist making people laugh or be seen without her reddest-red lipstick.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, brother, sister, and partner Patrick Renick. She is survived by one brother Robert; two children, Steve and Hillary; and one beautiful granddaughter, Aryana.
At her request, there will not be public services, but she would like you to think of the many wonderful things in life while you enjoy a quiet morning cup of coffee and smile for no reason when you see a large gray cat. Condolences may be sent to the family.








NORA JEAN YBARBO - July 9, 2020Contact this person Contact this person
I MET BARBARA WHILE WORKING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PLACING ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE CHILDREN. ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH WITH HER QUICK WIT AND HUMOR. SO MUCH KINDNESS, INTELLIGENCE, A STORYTELLER AND HEALER. ALWAYS HAD THE RIGHT THING TO SAY WHETHER YOU NEEDED SOMEONE TO LISTEN ESPECIALLY AS A TRUSTED CONFIDANT BUILDING ME UP. WILL NEVER FORGET HER SPIRITED PERSONALITY AND WISDOM. ALWAYS WILL BE IN MY HEART. I MISS HER DEARLY AND THINK OF HER OFTEN. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER WARRIOR AS BARBARITA. PRAYERS, PEACE AND LOVE….NORA JEAN YBARBO