Barbara “Barbie” McGuire
Sunday, May 1, 1938
Date of Death:
Sunday, March 26, 2023
84 years old
Barbara “Barbie” McGuire
Barbara Ann (Jones) McGuire, dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister peacefully passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at her home with her husband and family by her side in Rochester, MN, at the age of 84. Barbara, or Barbie as everyone knew her, was born on May 1, 1938 in Rochester, MN. Her parents were Harold and Veronica Jones.
She graduated from Lourdes High School in 1956. Following high school graduation, Barbie attended St. Catherine’s University for two years. While enrolled, she met and married the love of her life, George McGuire.
Barbie and George were married on June 18, 1960 in Rochester, MN following George’s graduation from college. Most important to Barbie was family and she wanted to have one. It was not long before they adopted daughter, Marie; followed by son, David.
During Barbie’s life she was always involved with her children helping them become successful adults and later with her growing grandchildren, Katrina and Braden. If she was not crafting on a project, she was reading, gardening and bird watching.
Later in life, she and George built from the ground up a large modern cabin in Mountain View, Arkansas where they spent many years enjoying their beautiful home and rustic scenery with lots of visits from family along the way for 20 years.
One cannot adequately describe Barbie’s love of all animals.
They always had pets. Pepe, Dudley and Max were long time family pets!
In addition to her 2 children, Barbie is also survived by her wonderful son in law, Mark Peterson and 2 amazing grandchildren, Katrina and Braden. Barbie had 3 sisters, Marilyn Vail, Sherry (Wayne) Kopesky and Jane (Jim) Brady and a sister-in-law, Margarite Mitchell. Her brother in-law Kenny Vail, sister-in-law Donna Marburger and brother-in-law, Gordy Marburger and brother-in-law Frank Mitchell, preceded her in death.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass. Lunch will be served following the Mass.
Memorials can be made directly to your favorite animal shelter, Paws and Claws, or Seasons Hospice in Barbie’s name. She will be missed by all.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.
The family of Barbara “Barbie” McGuire has received the following condolences.
You're family is in our thoughts during this sad time. We are sorry for your loss.
From Stumbling In The Dark
We are deeply saddened by the news of Barbs passing, hugging you all from afar. She was an amazing lady! So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.
Marie and Mark,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom/mother-in-law. Our hearts go out to you during this time of grief. May the memories bring some comfort in the days ahead.
Joe and Tracy
So very sorry to hear this, Marie.
Hugs and prayers to you and your family during this very sad time. Jackie Beane
Our deepest sympathy, Marie, Mark, your Dad and Brother, Katrina & Braeden. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Love, Jon & Sandy
Mark, Marie, Katie, Bradon and the Family of Barbie.
Barbie was an amazing woman, mother and wife! She will be greatly missed by many. May the beautiful memories made with her bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Love, the Holmen Family, Jody, Spencer, Haley, Merideth, and Mitchell.
I have so many wonderful memories of you, my oldest sister and fellow redhead (we got the best hair!)
My earliest memory of you is the day Mother and Dad drove you to college, and, as I was only 5 I had to be brought along. I remember how Mother cried when we left.
My next memories are after you came back home and were dating George. When George came over, you two would often end up in the basement, and after a while, Mother would send me down there, undoubtedly, to see what was going on. Also, during those years, when George had the job at the swimming pool, you would often make a picnic and take it to him for a picnic dinner. You often took me with you. What young girl in love would take her kid sister along on a picnic with her boyfriend? Did Mother make you do it?? Then, I remember your wedding day, all of us getting ready in your bedroom, and Mother crying (again!) when you and George left on your honeymoon.
My fondest memory of all, is of all the gifts you sent me when I had back surgery and was bedridden. Every week, for 6 months, something came from you, or rather "Your friend Freddy", as you always wrote. I can still feel my excitement when the gifts arrived; they were often the highlight of my week and sustained me throughout. Heaven forbid, you miss a week, but I don't recall that you ever did.
When Marie was an infant, I visited you for a week - maybe two. As you were busy with the baby, you often asked me to help out in some way, go get you a diaper, or some small trivial thing. I would pout about it, and you would tease me, "You are hateful, and that means full of hate!" I can still hear it.
I remember your delightful laugh, and how quick you always were to laugh, often self deprecating. If you were around, everyone was smiling. I don't ever remember you in a bad mood.
Rest in peace, Barbie. You are finally free from that awful disease, and can dance now! Thank you for the memories, for me, and for all who knew you.
Aunt Barbie - I love you so much! I have so many sweet memories with you and I just close my eyes and hear you laughing and saying something funny! Thank you for everything you've done for me and I can't wait to give Marie a huge hug on Saturday! With love, Jeanne