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Barbara Jean DeGolia

May 23, 1930 ~ July 23, 2021 (age 91)

Obituary

Barbara Jean Austin DeGolia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 23, 2021 in her home at Summit Park Assisted Living in Jackson, MI.  She was the daughter of Byron Bishop and Jewel Austin born on May 23, 1930 in Pontiac, MI.  She is survived by her husband of 70+ years, Charles T. DeGolia; children: Deanne DeGolia (Don) Rajala, Cheree DeGolia (Tom Faulkner), Cindy (Bill) Hirschman, and Pamela DeGolia (Tim Wilkerson); 8 grandchildren: Joslyn (Joshua) Dunham, Joel (Lindsay) Bush, Charles (Laurie) Rajala, Brett (Erin) Rajala, Joe (Juls) Hirschman, Jennifer (Matthew) Reinhardt, John (Carrie) Hirschman, and Kimberly Olson; 11 great-grandchildren: Caleb, Lucas, Allison, Charles, Frances, Hailey, Olivia, Bennett, Evelyn, Emily, and Troy; sister Carolyn (Rick) Worel; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Dorothy.  Barbara worked as a seamstress, teacher and banker.  She enjoyed sail boating, reading, golfing, swimming and dancing. But most of all she loved her husband and daughters.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 11 AM.  There will be visitation beginning at 10 AM until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to SouthernCare Michigan Hospice, 1965 Boardman Rd Ste B, Jackson, MI 49202; Jackson Chorale, 215 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201, Ella Sharp Museum, 3225 Fourth St., Jackson, MI 49203 or First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
August 2, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Avenue
Jackson, Mi 49201

Celebration of Life
Monday
August 2, 2021

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Avenue
Jackson, Mi 49201

Donations

SouthernCare Hospice Services
1965 Boardman Road; Suite B, Jackson MI 49202
Tel: 1-517-788-6838

Jackson Chorale
215 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson MI 49201

Ella Sharp Museum
3225 4th Street, Jackson MI 49203
Tel: 1-517-787-2320

First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson MI 49201
Tel: 1-517-784-9175

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