Barbara Jeanne Kilkelly
January 3, 1928 – June 6, 2020
Barbara Jeanne Kilkelly, 92, of Laguna Woods passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020 in her home surrounded by all of her family. She is survived by her husband, Bob Kilkelly, her sons Joe (Laurie) Kilkelly, John Kilkelly, her daughter Corinne (Martin) Morgenstern, her granddaughter Megan (Colin) Donnelly, 6 grandsons, Michael and Kevin Morgenstern, John Paul and Patrick (Alex) Kilkelly, James and Jordan McKenna and her 3 great grandchildren, Rory, Jack and Ryan Donnelly. She is predeceased by her son Bobby Kilkelly.
Barbara was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from LA High School in January 1946. She married her beloved husband Robert Edwin Kilkelly on May 5, 1951. “Bob” and Barbara were married for 69 years.
Barbara was an avid golfer and a member of 4 women’s golf clubs in Orange County. She was also a member of the Encore Women’s group. She loved to travel to Maui, Hawaii, her favorite island. But her biggest accomplishment and the one she was most proud of was her family. She was the “Matriarch” of our family and our Rock. She had an incredible sense of humor, wonderful laugh and the life of the party! She was also a devout Catholic and her faith was an important part of her life. She was a member of St. Kilian’s Church in Mission Viejo and then Corpus Christi in Aliso Viejo until her passing. She will be deeply missed by all her family. We loved her dearly.
A Rosary for Barbara will be held at St. Kilian’s on Friday, June 26 at 10:00 am with a Mass at 10:30 am., followed by burial at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest.