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Barbara Prater Obituary

Barbara  Jean Prater
Barbara Jean Prater

May 11, 1935 - March 6, 2018
Born in Exeter, California
Resided in Salinas, California
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On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Barbara Jean Prater peacefully passed away at home in Salinas, California at the age of 82 after a month of hospice care.
Barbara was a native Californian who was born in Exeter, California on May 11, 1935. She was the youngest of the George Earl and Rena Mae Powell family who later moved to the Salinas Valley to raise their six youngsters. Barbara is preceded in death by both parents and brothers Adrian, Willard, and Millard and sisters, Dorothy Sherfield and Lois Bennethum.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Mel Prater, her two devoted sons, Rodney Prater of Salinas and Terry Prater of Fremont, California and her loving daughter, Laura Ann Corns of Lincoln, Nebraska. She also will be missed by her six grandchildren, Josh, Derrick, Duane, Bradley, Michael, and Stephanie. Barbara was fortunate to also have six great grandchildren!
Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and participant in her Seventh Day Adventist Church. The many family get-togethers and fine dining events at the weekly church potlucks will remain fond memories for all.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 46 Villa St., Salinas, California 93901




Funeral Home
Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901


Salinas Seventh Day Adventist Church
46 Villa Street
Salinas, CA 93901