Barbara J. Banning
Jun 6, 1934 - Sep 14, 2019
With her family by her side, Barbara J. Banning (nee Gillies) peacefully entered into Eternal rest on September 14, 2019 in Sacramento, CA.
Born to Vivian and Herbert Gillies in Houston, TX she lived in several states as a supportive Air Force wife and homemaker before settling in California. Yet, she remained a proud Texan throughout her life. She loved the Lord, her Country, community, family, and dear friends.
Barbara was employed by Sears which she enjoyed greatly. She also enjoyed volunteering in her community, such as with the Officer’s Wives Club and the Soroptimist Club in Southern California. Following her retirement from Sears, Barbara began a new “retirement career” as a volunteer in her community. From December 1994 to July 2017, she proudly served as a member of the Volunteers in Partnership with the Sheriff (V.I.P.S.) with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, volunteering her time and services. She was recognized by the Department as having been one of the longest serving volunteers, dedicating over 16,522 hours.
Mrs. Banning is survived by her sister, Dorothy; 3 children and their spouses; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Gillies.
A Celebration of her Life will be held at East Lawn Mortuary & Sierra Hills Memorial Park Services, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA on September 23, 2019 at 11:00 am. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent in her memory to the American Lung Association.