Barbara A. Leatham

May 6, 1958 - Dec 2, 2019


Barbara Ann Hayes Leatham, 61 Years old
Passed away peacefully at home from a stroke, in Citrus Heights, California. Monday December 2, 2019
She was born May 6, 1958 in Torrance California
Parents John Henry Hayes and Catherine Helen Knue

Larry Hayes
Connie Koskela
Carol Parker
Sharon Roberts
John Hayes
Mary Davis
Kelley La Marr
Chris Cottenstette
Brent Hayes
Tami Goerzen
Linda Colella

Married to Robert Craig Leatham, September 22, 1994 in Sacramento California
Graduated from La Sierra High School, Carmichael California
Croker Bank
Wells Fargo
Bags and Baggage
Bureau of Reclamation
San Juan Water District
Citrus Heights Water District

She was a Master Gardener, Conservationist. Taught children water conservation.
Constructed 5 different types of demonstration gardens, conducted tours, taught the public about conserving water.
Meter reader, leak detector and landscape Auditor.
As a Master Gardener, volunteered at the California State Fair.
She’s lived in Torrance, Sacramento, Dunsmuir, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights.
Family events and get togethers, Quilting and Sewing, Hiking, Photography, Cooking and baking, camping at the beach, mountains, and Yosemite. Traveling to San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, the ocean.
Attending San Francisco Giants baseball games. Having annual “Breakfast in the Park”, and cooks for all the guests as her birthday present to them. Played Volleyball and softball in High School, and community softball and volleyball leagues.
Baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1997. Sealed to her husband Robert in the Oakland California Temple. A Lifelong member of the Rusch Park Ward where she worked with infants and toddlers, taught in Primary, and was a sports coach for the Young Women. Volunteered many years as a cook for the annual Girls camp. Taught the woman about gardening and landscaping.

Survived by her husband Robert Craig Leatham, daughter Jennifer Rebecca Ann Barry, brothers and sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and her precious puppy “willow”.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at East Lawn, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento California 95621. Viewing at 9 am, Memorial at 11 am. Luncheon to follow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7009 Van Maren Lane, Citrus Heights ca 95621


  • Suzette Drake says:

    I didn’t know Barbara especially well, but I considered her a friend. I’ll never forget the time I had “something” growing in the soil around my new fig tree. I took a photo, sent it over to Barbara and asked for her advice. She not only came right over, but she brought me lunch too. I’ll always remember her as a very kind, giving person. My prayers go out to Robert and the entire family.

    • Brenda smith says:

      I have known barbara over 50 years. She was the funniest sweetest girl. We did many things over our younger years. Camping swimming baseball and so many other things. God has just gotten an angel and will love and miss her forever..

  • Robyn Evans says:

    Barbara Leatham = love, compassion, kindness, giving, sharing, life, just to name a few. I only knew Barbara for less than 10 years but quickly considered her a very close friend. We worked together and she brought fun and laughter to our daily work routines. As a Master Gardener she generously shared her love for plants and knowledge with others. We shared the love of sewing and worked together on a few projects. As we spent time together we talked about a mutual priority of our families (she has a large family) and we shared our faith and relationship with Jesus. Barbara, i am not ready to say goodbye to you – my friend but know I will see you again some day in Heaven. 💞💔💞

  • Pam Fox says:

    I never had the chance to meet Barbara but I do know the Leatham family. I know there are not enough words in the human language to express what you are feeling right now. Just know that both Cliff and I know that feeling well and all we can do is offer our condolences to you and your family. Love Cliff and Pam Humphreys

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