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In Memory

Barbara Shell (Garcia)

Barbara Shell (Garcia)



Barbara Shell, born on August 17, 1946 in Long Island, New York passed away on April 19, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late Edward and Gertrude Shell of Paramus, NJ. 

Barbara resided in Los Alamos, NM for 38 years, and retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory after 30 years of service.  Barbara enjoyed fishing, camping, and ceramics.  Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 25 years, Freddy Garcia of Los Alamos, son Edward Scopelitis and step-children Eric Garia, and Jeanelle Duran.

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08/29/18 02:34 PM #1    

Charlie Mala

Barbara was my Biology class partner and if it were not for her I think I would have flunked the class! I have not seen her since high school but what I remember was how sweet, pretty and wonderful she was! She made an impression on me and my memories of high school will always include her and her beautiful smile and sense of humor. R.I.P Barbara.

08/30/18 02:16 PM #2    

Sandi Bruno (Mineo-Rust)

I have not been in touch with Barbara for many years, but i still remember all our great times together.  She was a funny wonderful friend and made my one year at PHS, my senior year so MUCH fun and we had many escapades .  Rest in peace Shell and condolences to your family.

I just remembered the funniest situation Shell and I shared. It was always a BIG DEAL when anyone had a a car avaialable 24/7. My Dad got a new car and gave med his older Dodge with the gear shilft on the steering column.   Any of you who lived in my area know the hellish hill @ Haase & Fairview.  I had a bunch of noisy girls in the car - for sure one was Shell - maybe  another was Mary Z. I am at the top of the Haase Hill - nervous as all get out - I need to make a left turn, my feet are playing madly with the pedals so I can hold my place on the side of the hill. i am looking at the oncoming traffice to my left, I tell Shell to watch the traffice to the right, tell me when its good to pull out.  I see it is clear to my left and hollar "Shell, can I go?" "YES YES ...."- and her voice sort of trails off. I am playing with the pedals like a mad woman and working the gear shift, I have 1/3 of the Dodge on flat ground  - more shifting of gears - into my left turn and I hear "...IF YOU HURRY...!!!" ...CAN YOU IMAGINE THE STRING of EXPLETIVES I SHOUTED BACK AT HER.  :"...if you hurry..." became a catch phrase for us in many situatiions and always, as only girls can do, cracked us up

08/31/18 12:46 AM #3    

Michele See (Simon)

I remember Barbara very well. We were in gym together. We always laughed and had a good time. She always had a smile and was never judgemental of anyone. RIP old friend. 

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