Barbara Ruth Bartholomew, 89, passed away peacefully in her home on January 22, 2022.

Barbara Ruth was born to Charles and Ayda Jones on March 6, 1932, in San Luis Obispo County. Her Sister Sarah Krolak (dec), Brother Rudy Jones (dec), Sister Lorraine Denk (dec), Survived by her Sister Patricia Nulton. She went to high school in Paso Robles and graduated in 1949. She had fond memories of driving big trucks and tractors hauling hay at her Fathers’ Trucking business as a young woman.  

Barbara married Roger Bartholomew in 1953. Together they lived in Atascadero for 50 years until Roger’s passing in 2013. They had five children. Barbara had her hands full, and she loved every minute of it. The funny stories she would tell, playing board games, cards her favorite jigsaw puzzles.  

Teddy Bartholomew (dec), Fred Bartholomew, Roger Bartholomew, Elizabeth Bartholomew, Donna Joplin, David Bartholomew, his wife Donna, four grandchildren David Jr., Regina, Jennifer, Kristian. Ten great-grandchildren. She loved them all so very much.

Her love of family was strong. Her brothers and sisters met for lunch once a month for more than 20 years. They would all hold hands before they ordered their meal, and Uncle Rudy prayed. Then the catching up on the news in each family would start. It was beautiful to watch real true love and be a part of it.  

Barbara and Roger were the sweetest couple for 50 years. Now they are together again in God’s memory. 

Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, …  John 5:28-29