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Barbara H. Zahrt

Barbara H. Zahrt 
76, passed away at her home in Big Bear Lake surrounded with love by her children on Feb. 13, 2011. She was raised in Downey and married Jim Zahrt in 1953.

They bought their first home in La Mirada where they raised four children, Jery Lynn, Deni Jeanne, Jimi Luan and finally James Lewis. In 1995 they left their home of 46 years and moved to Big Bear Lake and rebuilt the original home Barbara's father, Everett Rawlings, had built in 1953. She was married 54 years before her husband, Jim, passed in 2007.

"Family forever, friends forever and love forever." Barbara is survived by daughters Deni, Jimi and son James (J.L); grandchildren Brandon James, Jaimee Leigh, Levi, Dalton, Ian Garret, Andrew James, Jacob Richard; great grandson Gavin Cruz and many life-long friends!

Barbara had reunited with her daughter Jery Lynn and granddaughter Taylor Leann.

Service to be held on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Downey, 8348 E. Third Street, Downey, CA 90241. Big Bear Mortuary, directors.

"Big Bear Grizzly" Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:29 pm Updated: 5:36 pm, Wed Feb 23, 2011. 
Submitted by: Peggy Hooper